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Sociology Pop Culture to Social Structure 3rd Edition By Brym – Test Bank

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Sociology Pop Culture to Social Structure 3rd Edition By Brym – Test Bank

Chapter 4   From Social Interaction to Social Organizations

Questions included in web quizzing are marked in bold

Student Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 4, students should be able to:

  1. Define social interaction as people communicating face-to-face, acting and reacting in relation to one another.
  1. Identify how various aspects of social structure influence the texture of our emotional life.
  1. Recognize that in social interaction, nonverbal communication is as important as language is.
  1. See how emotional and material resources flow through patterns of social relations called social networks.
  1. Explain how social groups bind people together, impose conformity on them, and separate them from non–group members.
  1. Appreciate that bureaucracies can often be made more efficient by adopting “flatter,” more democratic structures.

Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The process of people orienting themselves to others in response to each other’s behavior is called _____.
    1. network building
    2. civil inattention
    3. social relationship
    4. social interaction
    5. sociology

ANS: dTYPE: conceptualPG: 71SOURCE: pickupLO: 1

  1. Studies of the role of laughter in social interaction have found that
    1. people with higher status get more laughs and lower-status people laugh more.
    2. people with lower status get more laughs and higher-status people laugh more.
    3. laughter does not seem to be related to social status.
    4. laughter in ordinary life is completely spontaneous.
    5. men and women are not likely to laugh when interacting with each other.

ANS: a TYPE: factual PG: 71 SOURCE: new LO: 2

  1. In Robert Provine’s research on laughing in everyday conversations in public places, he found that
    1. men laugh more than women.
    2. women laugh more than men.
    3. listeners laugh more than speakers.
    4. there were no significant differences between men and women.

ANS: b TYPE:   factual PG: 71 SOURCE: modified LO: 2

  1. From Provine’s research on laughter, we may conclude that
    1. laughter is personal not sociological.
    2. laughter is too trivial to study.
    3. when it comes to humor, at least, there are no gender differences.
    4. laughter is not as spontaneous as we may think.
    5. there is no reason not to have more female standup comedians.

ANS: dTYPE: conceptualPG: 71SOURCE: pickupLO: 2

  1. Studies of male/female communication in general support the understanding that
    1. gender roles to not extend to social interaction.
    2. it is not possible to study patterns of social interaction.
    3. one’s social status influences patterns of social interaction.
    4. there are not real patterns to social interaction.
    5. one’s social status has little impact on patterns of interaction.

ANS: c TYPE: conceptual PG: 71 SOURCE: new LO: 2

  1. In general, social interaction is structured by norms, roles, and _____.
    1. social groupings
    2. bureaucracies
    3. personal characteristics
    4. social statuses
    5. the time period

ANS: d TYPE: conceptual PG: 71 SOURCE: new LO: 2

  1. A _____ is a recognized social position in the social structure.
    1. role
    2. status
    3. norm
    4. social group
    5. social interaction

ANS: bTYPE: conceptualPG: 71SOURCE: modifiedLO: 2

  1. As a student you are expected to read and come prepared to class, to complete and submit assignments, and become involved in extracurricular activities. These behaviors make up your _____ as a student.
    1. role
    2. status
    3. individualization
    4. identification
    5. legitimation

ANS: aTYPE: appliedPG: 71SOURCE: newLO: 2

  1. Flight attendants play several roles, for example acting as servers and safety experts. Together these are considered a _____.
    1. role configuration
    2. role set
    3. status cluster
    4. status set
    5. master status set

ANS: bTYPE: appliedPG: 72SOURCE: pickupLO: 2

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