SOC 203 Social Problems
Week 1 Quiz
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
According to the text, the difference between individual __________________ and a social problem depends on the societal condition reflected by the issue.
Which step of the scientific method of studying social problems concerns how sociologists will collect data?
Which sociological theorist developed the concept of strain, which affected individuals’ life chances?
George Herbert Mead
Which of the following is NOT considered a defining factor of social stratification, according to the text?
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.
The U.S. Census is an example of a qualitative method of analysis.
Which social class lost much of its wealth as a result of the housing bubble and mortgage crisis?
The working poor
The corporate CEOs
The middle class
According to the text, ALL BUT ONE of the following economy workforce shifts have benefitted employers at the expense of employees:
What type of sociologist stresses a commitment to positively impacting society through sociology?