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DeVry University, New York - SOCS 185 Week 8 Final Exam version 2 (Fall 2019) Attempt Score 250/250.

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SOCS 185 Week 8 Final Score for this quiz: 250 out of 250 This attempt took 181 minutes. Question 1 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) _____ is the incidence of childbearing in a country’s population, while ... _____ refers to maximum possible childbearing. Fertility; fecundity Active fertility; childbearing potential Birth rate; population growth Fertility; childbearing potential Fecundity; fertility Chapter 15 Question 2 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) The concept environmental deficit refers to long-term harm to the environment caused by a short-sighted focus on material affluence. the fact that too few people are engaged in the study of the natural environment. the fact that natural scientists ignore the social dimensions of environmental problems. a lack of environmental surplus over an extended period of time. efforts to protect the environment to benefit future generations. Chapter 15 Question 3 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) Max Weber’s thesis on the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism highlighted the importance of which of the following in the process of social change? Invention Ideas Social conflict Cultural diffusion Discovery Chapter 16 Question 4 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) What is an appropriate criticism of the Logic of Growth arguments? It is by no means logical. It ignores the globally dramatic increase in population. It is unnecessarily pessimistic. It assumes that natural resources will always be plentiful. No logic, no growth; know logic, know growth. Chapter 15 Question 5 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Fredrick Engles Thomas Robert Malthus Les Ismore Paul Ehrlich Ralph Nader Chapter 15 Question 6 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) What is a criticism that is sometimes made of Weber’s work? The inequality he attributed to alienation actually stems from social bureaucracy. The bureaucracy he attributed to alienation actually stems from social inequality. The inequality he attributed to bureaucracy actually stems from social alienation. The alienation he attributed to bureaucracy actually stems from social inequality. The bureaucracy he attributed to inequality actually stems from social alienation. Chapter 1 Question 7 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) Which term is used by sociologists to refer to organized collective activities that encourages or discourages social change? Social movements Social groups Power movements Pressure groups Lobbying group Chapter 16 Question 8 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) Medical science can keep a person’s body alive, on machines, long after their vital organs have failed. However, there is no agreement among religious and ethical leaders about how to decide when to unplug those machines. This example illustrates _____. Material culture Nonmaterial culture Cultural relativity Culture shock Culture lag Chapter 16 Question 9 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following? Openness to the latest trends and fashions Rigid conformity to established ways of life Being highly individualistic Helping others before helping yourself Unique Chapter 16 Question 10 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) Of the various types of social movements, which is least threatening to the status quo? Alternative social movements Redemptive social movements Reformative social movements Revolutionary social movements Reactionary social movements Chapter 16 Question 11 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 1, 2, 3, and 4) Describe and give an example of each of sociology’s three research orientations. Question 12 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 3 and 8) You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the symbolic-interactionist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the symbolic-interactionist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that an interactionist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and define the four stages in the life course of a social movement. Question 14 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 3, 4, and 6) Identify and describe the three leadership styles. Provide examples of these styles in society. Chapter 5 Question 15 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 5, 6, and 8) Identify the four patterns of majority/minority interaction. Discuss the defining characteristics of each pattern, and provide an example for each. [Show More]

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