SOCS 315 Week 2 ,4 & 6 Quiz Answers

SOCS 315 Week 2 ,4 & 6 Quiz 

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Week 2 quiz 

(TCO 1) Around age 14, children in colonial times

Student Answer: were given a coming-of-age party.

were granted working papers.

received their own plot of land.

were “put out” to learn a trade or receive proper discipline.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 1, page 16

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) The effect of industrialization was to increase the proportion of families that were _____ families.

Student Answer: multigenerational



modified extended

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 1, page 19

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 3. Question : (TCO 2) The goal of scientific research is to

Student Answer: assist in the advancement of society.

expose corruption in society.

provide intellectual stimulation for individuals who are scientifically inclined.

provide empirical evidence.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 2, page 34

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) _____ theory assumes that humans are rational, calculating beings.

Student Answer: Conflict

Social exchange

Developmental family life cycle


Instructor Explanation: Chapter 2, page 50-51

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) The term used for the division of individuals into biological categories of male and female is

Student Answer: humans.




Instructor Explanation: Chapter 3, page 63

Points Received: 0 of 5


Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) Susan is good at baseball, football, and ice hockey and you will frequently find her “roughing” it up with the boys. Susan’s peers are likely to

Student Answer: compliment her on her athletic abilities.

include her in a variety of team sports.

disapprove of her behavior.

receive her with open arms.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 3, page 73

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) John and Mary have compatible styles of loving. According to Lee, their relationship would

Student Answer: be boring.

be lacking in depth and substance.

stand a good chance of succeeding.

be short lived.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 4, page 100-101

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Following her return from the cruise on which she met a wonderful man, Christie found herself thinking about him constantly. We would say that Christie is experiencing

Student Answer: limerence.

a fatal attraction.



Instructor Explanation: Chapter 4, page 106-107

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 9. Question : (TCO 4) Sexual activities involving only the self are referred to as

Student Answer: swapping.




Instructor Explanation: Chapter 6, page 185

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 10. Question : (TCO 4) In the past half century, the rate of children born to unmarried mothers in the United States has increased

Student Answer: by a quarter million

by 50%

eight times

10 times

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 6, page 189

Points Received: 0 of 5


Question 11. Question : (TCO 3) The arrangement whereby a group of people, unrelated to each other, live together in the same house and share various aspects of their lives is known as

Student Answer: a family.

a commune.

a live-in.

a retreat.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 7, page 227

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 12. Question : (TCO 3) With regard to household chores, it would be safe to say that gay and lesbian couples

Student Answer: equally share for the most part.

follow the same pattern as married couples.

use the principle of “do it if you feel like it.”

designate one person to take care of the chores.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 7, page 225

Week 4 Quiz

Question 1. Question

(TCO 4) The average age for first marriage in the United States in the 1980s was _____ years.

Student Answer: 18




Instructor Explanation: Chapter 5, page 128

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 2. Question : (TCO 4) The marriage gradient refers to the

Student Answer: amount of dowry a woman brings into the marriage.

expectations the couple have of each other.

social status of each partner.

length of time the couple know each other prior to marriage.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 5, page 141.

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 3. Question : (TCO 4) In some cultures, mate selection begins as early as

Student Answer: infancy.

6 years of age.

8 years of age.

13 years of age.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 5, page 124

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) Gilbert, who is currently involved in an exclusive relationship, believes very strongly in the basic principle of exchange theory. Gilbert is likely to call off the relationship if

Student Answer: his partner is putting more into the relationship than he is.

the rewards outweigh the costs.

the costs outweigh the rewards.

his contribution to the relationship is not recognized.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 5, page 138.

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) What theoretical perspective highlights society’s need or demand for marriage to legitimize having children?

Student Answer: Structural-functionalist




Instructor Explanation: Chapter 8, page 236.

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 6. Question : (TCO 4) _____ means that the couple has essentially stopped communicating.

Student Answer: Contempt




Instructor Explanation: Chapter 8, page 267

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) Because Olga will inherit her parent’s sizeable estate, she and her fiancé Alex, with the assistance of an attorney, drafted a _____ that gives proof of ownership of the estate to Olga.

Student Answer: cojoint contract

prenuptial agreement

living trust

rights of passage contract

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 8, page 249.

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Rates of civil marriage are _____ in the United States.

Student Answer: on the rise

on the decline



Instructor Explanation: Chapter 8, page 240

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 9. Question : (TCO 2) The physical appearance of HIV-infected babies is referred to as

Student Answer: human chorionic gonadotropin.


Down syndrome.

HIV embryopathy.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 9, page 292

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 10. Question : (TCO 2) Among never-married women aged 15–44, _____ is currently the most popular choice for birth control.

Student Answer: abortion

a condom

the birth control pill

the diaphragm

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 9, page 281.

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 11. Question : (TCO 2) What period in America history is referred to as the “baby boom”?

Student Answer: Between 1946 and 1965

Between 1939 and 1945

Between 1846 and 1865

Between 1967 and 1980

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 9, page 277

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 12. Question : (TCO 2) According to the medical profession, infertility is defined as the inability to

Student Answer: achieve an orgasm.

conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.

carry a pregnancy to stillbirth.

conceive after 24 months of protected intercourse.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 9, page 284

Points Received: 5 of 5


Week 6 Quiz 


Question 1.


Question :


(TCO 3) Which of the following is the best example of a two-career family?


Student Answer:



Female attorney, male taxi driver



Male accountant, female manicurist



Male attorney, female engineer



Male politician, female community volunteer




Question 2.


Question :


TCO 3) The labor-force participation rate refers to the percentage of


Student Answer:



the labor force who are members of labor unions.



unemployed individuals who are not seeking work.



workers who are employed or actively seeking employment.



prospective employees in a given industry.




Question 3.


Question :


(TCO 3) Which group has the lowest poverty rate?


Student Answer:



Female heads of household



Single males over 25



Divorced heads of households



Married couple families




Question 4.


Question :


(TCO 3) The term “second shift” is used to describe


Student Answer:



an individual who joins both the varsity baseball and the football teams.



men who mow the grass and do household chores on the weekends.



the requirement for both men and women to work overtime in a factory setting.



a working woman’s dual role of worker and housewife.




Question 5.


Question :


(TCO 6) _____ is “a clinical condition in children who have received severe physical abuse, primarily from a parent or foster parent.”


Student Answer:






Down syndrome



Fetal alcohol syndrome



Battered-child syndrome




Question 6.


Question :


(TCO 6) According to available research, women remain in battering relationships for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is


Student Answer:



loss of prestige.



loss of social status.



the resulting downward mobility.







Question 7.


Question :


(TCO 6) Rape syndrome or men’s proclivity to rape refers to the


Student Answer:



group of factors collectively characterizing men’s likelihood to rape.



personality profile specifically identifying men who will rape.



personality profile identifying a male rape victim who will, in turn, rape someone else.



group of factors identifying the most likely male rape victims.




Question 8.


Question :


(TCO 6) Investigative questions are required in a reported rape. With certain myths about rape prevalent, answers to such questions as to time and place, whether the victim was alone, and what the victim was wearing might reinforce tendencies to


Student Answer:



blame the victim.



blame the police.



create tasteless jokes.



attribute the assault to an African American.




Question 9.


Question :


(TCO 5) The child of an alcoholic parent may misbehave and in that way deflect attention from the problems that the alcoholism creates. Consequently, the child may assume the role of _____, receiving the anger that would otherwise be directed toward the alcoholic.


Student Answer:






lost child










Question 10.


Question :


(TCO 5) _____ is the practice by which one category of people tries to rid the region of others who are different in some significant way.


Student Answer:









Ethnic cleansing



Institutional genocide




Question 11.


Question :


(TCO 5) In terms of the percentage of its population covered by public health insurance, the United States ranks _____ many of its counterparts.


Student Answer:



considerably higher than



about the same as



slightly higher than



considerably lower than




Question 12.


Question :


(TCO 5) A(n) _____ is a physical environment within which supportive care is provided for terminally ill patients and their families that focuses on comfort, freedom from pain, and quality of life rather than cure.


Student Answer:






elder hostel



nursing home



life-care center

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