Exam 1

Written September 12, 2015

  • The question asks “The ‘sociological imagination’ reminds us how personal problems:” Answer A (are “natural”) suggests that personal problems just affect us and are only caused within ourselves. Answer C (the fault of the individual) is wrong because “personal troubles occur within the ‘character of the individual and within the range of his immediate relationships with others’” (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, p. 5). Answer D (are not public issues) is wrong because private matters can contribute to a widescale issue, for example, unemployment (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, p. 5). Answer B (are rooted in society) is correct because, like for Answer D, our personal matters can affect society in great ways. Sociological imagination is linking “our personal lives with our social world (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, p. 5). For example, unemployment, cost of higher education, and more are examples of how personal issues become larger issues (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, pgs.  5-7).
  • The question asks “Which of the four categories did President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal NOT provide assistance for?” Answer A (Social insurance) includes social security and unemployment compensation, which was in his New Deal (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, pgs. 52-53). Answer B (categorical assistance) covers poor families that have children that are still dependent upon their parents, those that are blind, and older people (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, p. 53). Answer C (work relief) provided people who were unemployed government jobs by using Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration (Leon-Guerrero, 2016, pg 52). Answer D (Housing Relief) is correct because all of the other choices are in the New Deal and Housing Relief is not.
  • The question asks “According to the lecture, sex refers to fixed, inherited physiological characteristics. While gender is:” Answer A (learned behaviors and expectations) refers to the expectations we have that are laid out by society and specific behaviors connected to each specific sex (Gender Inequality, slide 2, 9/1/2015). Answer B (socially constructed) can be from a functionalist’s perspective since they see gender as a necessity for a function society (Gender Inequality, slide 13, 9/1/2015). Answer C (focused on more by sociologists) refers to the previously mentioned functionalists and also conflict, feminist, and interactionist perspectives (Gender Inequality, slides 13-15, 9/1/2015). Answer D (all of the above) is correct, as all of the previous answers are included in gender.
  • The question asks “Which of the following was a primary criticism of the second wave feminists?” Answer A (They focused on multiple sources of oppression) is actually referring to third wave feminist (Gender Inequality, slide 17, 9/1/2015). Answer B (They emphasized women’s rights to vote at the expense of other crucial rights) is fourth wave feminists (Gender Inequality, slide 17, 9/1/2015). Answer D (They demanded political and economic equality) is first wave feminists Gender Inequality, slide 16, 9/1/2015). Answer C (They assumed the universalization of the White woman’s experience) is correct because, according to third wave feminists (who consisted mainly of black scholars) that’s exactly what second wave feminists did (Gender Inequality, slide 16-17, 9/1/2015).

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