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Read each question carefully and then select the best answer.

1
Which sociological perspective holds that if an aspect of social life does not contribute to a society's stability or survival it will not be passed on from one generation to the next?
A)conflict perspective
B)interactionist perspective
C)microsociology
D)functionalist perspective
2
One function that a university serves is to delay people's entry into the job market. This is an example of what kind of function?
A)dysfunction
B)manifest function
C)latent function
D)conflict function
3
Which sociological perspective assumes that social behavior is best understood in terms of tension between competing groups?
A)conflict perspective
B)interactionist perspective
C)microsociology
D)functionalist perspective
4
Which perspective has begun to study a new form of commuter behavior called "slugging"?
A)interactionist perspective
B)conflict perspective
C)functionalist perspective
D)macrosociology
5
Which theoretical perspective would examine sports on the micro level by focusing on how day-to-day social behavior is shaped by the distinctive norms, values, and demands of the world of sports?
A)functionalist perspective
B)conflict perspective
C)interactionist perspective
D)both functionalist and conflict perspectives
6
Thinking of society as a living organism in which each part of the organism contributes to its survival is a reflection of which theoretical perspective?
A)interactionist
B)functionalist
C)conflict
D)feminist
7
__________ functions of institutions are open, stated, and conscious.
A)Manifest
B)Latent
C)Dys
D)Structural
8
The __________ perspective generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction in order to understand society as a whole.
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)interactionist
D)feminist
9
In the nineteenth century, before the term feminist perspective could even be coined, the ideas behind this major theoretical approach appeared in the writings of
A)Karl Marx.
B)Ida Wells-Barnett.
C)Charles Horton Cooley.
D)Carol Brooks Gardner.
10
Erving Goffman's dramaturgical approach, which postulates that people present certain aspects of their personalities while obscuring other qualities, is derivative of what major theoretical perspective?
A)interactionist
B)functionalist
C)conflict
D)feminist
11
__________ and Friedrich Engels prepared a platform called The Communist Manifesto, in which they argued that the masses of people who have no resources other than their labor (the proletariat) should unite to fight for the overthrow of capitalist societies.
A)Karl Marx
B)Émile Durkheim
C)Max Weber
D)Herbert Spencer
12
According to the box Research Today: Looking at Sports from Four Theoretical Perspectives, which of the major theoretical perspectives views sports as an "opiate" that encourages people to seek a temporary fix rather than focus on personal problems?
A)functionalist
B)conflict
C)interactionist
D)feminist
13
Latent functions are
A)open, stated, and conscious.
B)disruptive and threaten stability.
C)unconscious and/or unintended.
D)destructive.







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