English and Literature
Submitted By rb2rb2
Final Exam: Sociology
1. What might a sociologist say about why an individual chooses a particular person to marry?
In the case of love, opposites attract.
There is no accounting for personal feelings like love
This shows that peoples actions reflect human free will
This shows that the social world guides human behavior
2. Which discipline defines itself as “the systematic study of human society”?
3. By saying that the sociological perspective shows us “the strange in the familiar,” the text argues that this point of view:
A. Rejects the familiar idea that people simply decide how to act in favor of the initially strange idea that society shapes our lives.
B. Shows that common sense is a good guide to understanding human behavior
C. Shows that people often behave in strange ways
D. Focuses on the bizarre elements of society
4. From a sociological perspective, patterns of childbearing around the world suggest that the number of children born to a woman reflects:
Whether she lives in a poor or rich society
How many children she can afford
Her personal choice
The desires of her husband
5. Three roommates are in their dorm room sharing a late-night discussion about why they are in college. A sociological point of view would point to the importance of: A. The desires of her husband
B. Which country we live in, because going to college is far more common in higher-income nations.
C. Class, because college students tend to come from families with aboveaverage incomes
D. Age, because college students tend to be young adults.
6. The pioneering sociologist who studied patterns of suicide in Europe was:
7. Suicide rates are generally higher among: