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Final Exam Notes
Introduction to Sociology
Daniel Brewster
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sociology, social, Problems, Contemporary, America, final, exam
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This 6 page Study Guide was uploaded by Rebecca Notetaker on Monday April 25, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Soca 207 at West Virginia University taught by Daniel Brewster in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at West Virginia University.


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1. In 1954 the us supreme court ruled in brown v education that segregated education was what?  ­ D.Unconstitutional because it was inherently unequal  2. Reparative therapy or conversion thereapy treats what?  ­ C.Programs dedicated homosexuals sexual orientation 3. According to this, differences in the earnings of women and men are… ­Human capital 4. This term refers to the lack of resources that lead to hunger and physical deprivation… ­absolute poverty 5. Primary source of homelessness is what? ­Lack of affordable housing 6. The most widely used and abused drug in the US is what?  ­Alcohol 7. These theorists would ask this question?  “How is the problem labeled by those concern about it”  ­symbolic interactionist  8. All of the following are elements of the FBI’s definition of rape except what?  ­B. Use of a weapon or threat of a use of weapon 9. Gender refers to what?  ­B. Social definitions or expectations of being male or female 10. Which of the following countries does not rank in the top 10 nations with the highest  percentage of seats in congress or national parliament held by women.   ­D. The US 11. This theory explains the perceived gap between what is expected in society and what  individuals actually get?  ­A.  Relative Deprivation  12. IN the US users of illegal drugs are disproportionately who?     ­ A.young male and members of minorities group 13. Which sociological theorists would ask the following question about work and the  economy?      How is economic and social stability maintained by the insitituion of work?   ­ Functionalist  14. The intentional killing of native americans by Europeans that began when Europeans  th invaded america during the 16  century is an example of what?  ­ Genocide 15. Which of the following is considered drug abuse?   ­ C. drug use that leads to arrest,divorce or hospitalization 16. Socialism is more likely than capitalism to emphasize what?   ­ A.Social equality 17. The most common form of child abuse is what?  ­ Neglect  18. Victims of homicide are more likely to be who?  ­ Young 19. The term patriarchy refers to which of the following?  ­ C. traditional male domination of families 20. Which court ruling by the Supreme court said sodomy laws were unconstitutional?   ­ Lawerence V Texas 2004 21. The term glass ceiling refers to which of the following?  ­ B.  An invisible barrier that prevents women from moving into top  corporate  barriers 22. one drop theory:  ­ one drop of negro blood defines a person as black 23. the FBI considers all as index offenses except drug use 24. crime is likely to occur when legit means are limited by structure of society.         According to ____ theory:  ­ strain 25. according to readings & lecture, which is least likely to contribute to higher levels of  crime victimization? ­ race 26. this refers to deficiency of material and economic resources compared with some  other population ­ relative poverty 27. which sociological perspective is most likely to focus on the meaning of being poor?  ­ symbolic interactionist 28. the American psychiatric board of directors removed homosexuality from its official  list of disorders in… ­1973 29. which of the following occurs when a racial or ethnic group from one society takes  over and dominates another racial or ethnic group of society? ­ colonialism 30. what theory would argue that the continued legality of alcohol is a consequence of  corporate greed? ­ conflict theory 31. which family type is most likely to be poor?  ­ female householder with no spouse 32. de facto means in fact, de jour means? ­ by law 33. according to your text and lecture, which state has lowest proportion of individuals  with bachelors degrees or higher? ­ west Virginia 34. according to symbolic interactionist, gender assignment begins when? ­ at birth 35. pink collar jobs are jobs that do what? ­ high concentration of women, low pay, low prestige 36. automation does what? ­ replaces human labor with machinery and equipment 37. according to strain theory, individuals who are deviant and could be criminal are  considered to be using which mode of adaptation? ­ retreatism 38. this term refers to institutional and societal reinforcement as heterosexuality as the  privileged and powerful norm ­ heterosexism 39. ethnicity is based on what? ­ shared cultural heritage or nationality 40. which of the following is one of the 8 index offenses the FBI identifies as one of the  most serious in the united states? ­ burglary  41. structural functionalists do what? ­view society as a system of interconnected parts that work together to  maintain  balance 42. the most common crime in all countries is what? ­ theft 43. this is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world ­marijuana 44. the largest ethnic population in the united states is who? ­ Hispanic 45. this is second only to physical appearance, as a common reason why students are  harassed by their peers ­ sexual orientation 46. this consciousness begins when members of an agreed group begin to consider their  situation as unjust ­ cognitive liberation 47. which of the following is almost exclusively perpetuated by women against men? ­ violent resistance 48. according to sociological definition of drugs, which would not be considered a drug? ­fatty food 49. which of the following is not an explanation of alcoholism? ­ all: craving, physical dependence, increased tolerance 50. which age group in the US has the highest rate of poverty? ­ younger than 18 51. according to murton, this explains the high rate of crime by uneducated and poor  Americans ­ innovation 52. the US has a pure capitalist economy ­ false 53. sociologists define a family as two individuals related by birth, marriage or adoption:  ­false 54. many people who are sexually attracted or have had sexual relations to individuals of  the same sex do not view themselves as bisexual or homosexual ­ true 55. according to structural functionalist, social problems occur when some part of the  structure or culture of a society fails to work properly.  ­ true 56. according to lecture, the relationship between race, ethnicity and educational  achievement is largely due to the association of race, ethnicity and…? ­ socioeconomic status 57. the uniform crime report contains crime data from who? ­ sheriff and police department 58. according to lecture, when did WV start allowing marriage equality? ­ 2014 59. sociologically, the term “drug” refers to a chemical substance that does…?           ­has a direct effect on the user’s physical, psychological and/or functioning 60. races are ­cultural and social inventions 61. this refers to the belief that there are innate physical, psychological, behavior and/or  intellectual differences between men and women? ­ sexism 62. which of the following is not considered terrorist activity in the recent year? ­ all of them (kidnappings, bombings) 63. this terminology refers to the way in which decision makers and politicians promote  and use the public’s belief and assumptions about terrorism in order to achieve certain  goals? ­ politics of fear 64. conflict theory is more likely than structural functionalism or symbolic interactionism to view the cause of social problems as… ­ inequality 65. research by these people supports the finding that racial categories are based on  biological differences between groups ­  none of these choices 66. this hypothesis argues that women are paid less because their work performed is  socially defined as less valuable than men ­ devaluation hypothesis 67. Definitions of social problems.. ­ they vary across societies and over time 68. McDonaldization refers to the process by which ­ the principles of the fast food industry are being applied to more and  more sectors of  society 69. all are true about crime throughout the world except what ­ violent crime is a relatively common event in all countries 70. socialism is defined as ­ an economic system in which the means of producing goods and services are collectively owned 


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