Soc 203 social problems week 1 quiz

SOC 203 Social Problems

Week 1 Quiz


Question 1     

What are the five key social institutions that impact society?

Economy, government, religion, education, and public health

Education, religion, government, public health, and race

Equal rights, religion, education, economy, and family

Family, religion, education, government, and the economy


Question 2     

According to the text, the difference between individual __________________ and a social problem depends on the societal condition reflected by the issue.






 Question 3

Which step of the scientific method of studying social problems concerns how sociologists will collect data?




Research method


 Question 4    

Which sociological theorist developed the concept of strain, which affected individuals’ life chances?


Emile Durkheim

Jane Addams

Robert Merton

George Herbert Mead


 Question 5

Which of the following is NOT considered a defining factor of social stratification, according to the text?






Question 6

Which of the following is NOT considered constitutive of a social problem (rather than an individual problem)?

 It is a challenge to those in power.

 It violates society’s values.

 It falls outside a pattern.

 It could be solved through changes in society.


Question 7

The U.S. Census is an example of a qualitative method of analysis.





Question 8

Which social class lost much of its wealth as a result of the housing bubble and mortgage crisis?

The working poor

The 1%

The corporate CEOs

The middle class


 Question 9

According to the text, ALL BUT ONE of the following economy workforce shifts have benefitted employers at the expense of employees:

Labor unions





Question 10

What type of sociologist stresses a commitment to positively impacting society through sociology?







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