SOC 203 Social Problems

SOC 203 Social Problems

Assignment: SOC-203 Social-Problems

SOC 203 Social Problems

Week 1 Quiz

Question 1

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

Question 2

According to the text, the difference between individual __________________ and a social problem depends on the societal condition reflected by the issue.

Responsibility

Capabilities

Violations

Deviance

Question 3

Which step of the scientific method of studying social problems concerns how sociologists will collect data?

Mode

Methodology

Analysis

Research method

Question 4

Which sociological theorist developed the concept of strain, which affected individuals’ life chances?

Emile Durkheim

Jane Addams

Robert Merton

George Herbert Mead

Question 5

Which of the following is NOT considered a defining factor of social stratification, according to the text?

Individualism

Wealth

Status

Power

Question 6

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.

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