Sample Questions for the Midterm Exam:

Classical Sociological Theory

 

 

1.      In which sociological tradition does the State of Nature play a central role?

A.     The Classical tradition

B.     *The Individualist/Utilitarian tradition

C.    The Conflict tradition

D.    The Functionalist tradition

E.     The Microinteractionist tradition

 

2.      Which sociological tradition talks about the “Generalized Other?”

A.     The Classical tradition

B.     The Individualist/Utilitarian tradition

C.    The Conflict tradition

D.    The Functionalist tradition

E.     *The Microinteractionist tradition

 

3.      According to Spencer, which of the following is true?

A.     The greater the social concentration, the greater the social homogeneity

B.     The greater the division of labor, the greater the social homogeneity

C.    Military society is more advanced than industrial society

D.    *The greater the social concentration, the greater the social differentiation

E.     Social concentration leads to anomie

 

4.      According to Marx, what is surplus value?

A.     Extra cash

B.     Exchange value

C.    The falling rate of profit

D.    *What a worker can produce beyond what it costs to keep him/her alive

E.     The town-crown alliance

 

5.      What does Marx say?

A.     *The superstructure is built on the base structure

B.     The superstructure includes the economy

C.    The base structure includes consciousness

D.    The relations of production determine the forces of production

E.     History is driven by ideas