Test Bank For Deviant Behavior 11th Edition By Taylor

Test Bank For Deviant Behavior 11th Edition By Taylor

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Test Bank For Deviant Behavior 11th Edition By Taylor

CHAPTER ONE: WHAT IS DEVIANT BEHAVIOR?

Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Which of the following statements about the definition of deviance is TRUE?

 

  1. a) Almost all persons in a society will agree on the nature of deviant behavior.
  2. b) Definitions of deviant behavior are determined by a nation’s economy.
  3. c) There is usually a great deal of disagreement among people as to what they consider deviant.
  4. d) Few persons in a society are concerned about the definition of deviance.

Difficulty: 2

Page Reference: 3-4

Answer: c) There is usually a great deal of disagreement among people as to what they consider deviant.

 

  1. Millions of people at one time or another have smoked marijuana. If sociologists asked a sample of U.S. citizens about this behavior, they would most likely discover that

 

  1. a) almost everyone agreed that smoking marijuana is deviant.
  2. b) many people disagreed about the deviant status of marijuana.
  3. c) almost everyone did not really care about whether smoking marijuana is deviant or not.
  4. d) almost everyone in the sample had smoked marijuana.

 

Difficulty: 2

Page Reference: 3-4

Answer: b) many people disagreed about the deviant status of marijuana.

 

  1. In 1965, J. L. Simmons asked a sample of the general public who they thought were deviant. Which of the following did significant numbers of people feel were deviant?

 

  1. a) homosexuals and prostitutes
  2. b) communists and atheists
  3. c) psychiatrists and priests
  4. d) all of the above

Difficulty: 2

Page Reference: 3

Answer: d) all of the above

  1. Among sociologists, there is

 

  1. a) much involvement in illegal deviant behavior.
  2. b) little interest in the study of deviance.
  3. c) widespread agreement about what behavior should be considered deviant.
  4. d) a lack of consensus about what behavior should be seen as deviant.

 

Difficulty: 2

Page Reference: 3-4

Answer: d) a lack of consensus about what behavior should be seen as deviant.

  1. All of the following are definitions of deviance proposed by different sociologists, EXCEPT that deviance is
  2. a) behavior that is labeled negative by politicians and the police.
  3. b) a departure from the normative standards of a common culture.
  4. c) always immoral behavior.
  5. d) behavior eliciting anger or disapproval from large numbers of people.

Difficulty: 2

Page Reference: 3-4

Answer: c) always immoral behavior.

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