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Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 4/e
Richard T. Schaefer, DePaul University

Religion And Education

Multiple Choice Quiz

In each of the following, select the phrase that best completes the statement:



1

Which of the following¾perhaps the first sociologist to recognize the critical importance of religion in human societies¾stressed the social impact of religion?
A)Max Weber
B)Émile Durkheim
C)Karl Marx
D)Talcott Parsons
2

Which sociological perspective emphasizes the integrative power of religion in human society?
A)functionalist perspective
B)conflict perspective
C)interactionist perspective
D)each of the above
3

Max Weber's pioneering work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is an example of:
A)macro-level analysis
B)micro-level analysis
C)resurgent fundamentalism
D)the interactionist approach to religion
4

Which sociological perspective argues that to whatever extent religion actually does influence social behavior, it reinforces existing patterns of dominance and inequality?
A)functionalist perspective
B)conflict perspective
C)interactionist perspective
D)each of the above
5

Which one of the following religious denominations is most likely to report the experience of being "born again"?
A)Baptists
B)Roman Catholics
C)Episcopalians
D)Unitarians
6

Which of the following is not an example of an ecclesia?
A)Catholic church in Spain
B)Islam in Saudi Arabia
C)Buddhism in Thailand
D)Episcopal Church in the United States
7

By far the largest single denomination in the United States is:
A)Lutheranism
B)Episcopalianism
C)Southern Baptist
D)Roman Catholicism
8

Religion defines the spiritual world and gives meaning to the divine. These are ____________ functions of religion.
A)manifest
B)latent
C)positive
D)negative
9

As part of its effort to support lesbian and gay rights, the Metropolitan Community Church performs same-sex marriages, which it calls "holy union ceremonies." These ceremonies are an example of the:
A)integrative function of religion
B)social support function of religion
C)social control function of religion
D)none of the above
10

John Calvin, a leader of the Protestant Reformation, emphasized:
A)a disciplined work ethic
B)this-worldly concerns
C)a rational orientation to life
D)all of the above
11

Liberation theology is the use of the Roman Catholic church in a political effort to eliminate poverty, discrimination, and other forms of injustice in ____________.
A)Europe
B)East Africa
C)Latin America
D)Southeast Asia
12

The Adam and Eve account of creation found in Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, is an example of a religious:
A)ritual
B)experience
C)custom
D)belief
13

In a society with a(n) ____________, the political and religious institutions often act in harmony and mutually reinforce each other's powers over their relative spheres of influence.
A)denomination
B)ecclesia
C)cult
D)sect
14

Which one of the following is the most basic manifest function of education?
A)bestowing status
B)transmitting knowledge
C)promoting social and political change
D)all of the above
15

The teacher-expectancy effect is most closely associated with the:
A)functionalist perspective
B)conflict perspective
C)interactionist perspective
D)anomie theory