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Test Bank for Sociology in Modules 5th Edition Schaefer

Sociology in Modules, 5e (Schaefer)
Chapter 01 Understanding Sociology

1) The awareness that allows people to comprehend the link between their immediate, personal
social settings and the remote, impersonal social world is called
A) the sociological imagination.
B) anthropology.
C) a theory.
D) verstehen.
Answer: A
Topic: Sociological imagination
Learning Objective: Explain the sociological imagination and the characteristics of sociology as
a discipline.
Bloom’s: Remember
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Question Category: Definition

2) Trying to understand why your roommate prefers a certain genre of music, over others, is an
example of using one’s
A) cultural capital.
B) conflict perspective.
C) double consciousness.
D) sociological imagination.
Answer: D
Topic: Sociological imagination
Learning Objective: Explain the sociological imagination and the characteristics of sociology as
a discipline.
Bloom’s: Apply
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Question Category: Application-Concept

3) A key element in the sociological imagination is the ability to view one’s own society
A) from the perspective of personal experience.
B) from the perspective of cultural biases.
C) as an outsider.
D) as an insider.
Answer: C
Topic: Sociological imagination
Learning Objective: Explain the sociological imagination and the characteristics of sociology as
a discipline.
Bloom’s: Understand
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Question Category: Information

4) C. Wright Mills advocated the use of the sociological imagination to view divorce in the
United States because divorce
A) is a serious personal problem for numerous men and women.
B) is not just an individual’s personal problem but a societal concern.
C) may create emotional scars for divorcees.
D) has been a serious problem throughout history.
Answer: B
Topic: Sociological imagination
Learning Objective: Explain the sociological imagination and the characteristics of sociology as
a discipline.
Bloom’s: Understand
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation
Question Category: Information

5) The scientific study of social behavior and human groups is known as
A) psychology.
B) political science.
C) anthropology.
D) sociology.
Answer: D
Topic: Sociology
Learning Objective: Differentiate the natural sciences, social sciences, and sociology.
Bloom’s: Remember
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Question Category: Definition

6) The body of knowledge obtained using methods based upon systematic observation is called
a(n)
A) theory.
B) verstehen.
C) science.
D) ideal type.
Answer: C
Topic: Social sciences
Learning Objective: Differentiate the natural sciences, social sciences, and sociology.
Bloom’s: Remember
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Question Category: Definition

7) Sociology is considered a science because sociologists
A) teach at respected universities.
B) engage in the organized and systematic study of phenomena to enhance understanding.
C) receive government funding for research projects.
D) construct middle-range theories to explain social behavior.
Answer: B
Topic: Sociology
Learning Objective: Differentiate the natural sciences, social sciences, and sociology.
Bloom’s: Understand
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation
Question Category: Information

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