Practice Quiz for
Introduction to Social Organization

No. of Questions= 5

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1 Which of the following is true of humans?
a) Humans are highly social animals.
b) Normally we do not live in social groups all of our lives.
c) Solitary confinement is rarely an effective punishment because most people enjoy being alone.
d) A and B are both correct
2 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Most people find it difficult to be members of more than one social group at the same time.
b) Our individual identities are rarely defined by the groups to which we belong.
c) Our behavior is adjusted to and by the various groups of which we are members.
3 In small-scale kinship-based societies, such as those of foragers and pastoralists, the first question that you would likely ask a stranger who you met would be:
a) What do you do? (meaning, what is your job)
b) Who is your father?
c) Are you carrying a weapon?
4 People around the world create social groups based on two broad criteria: kinship identity and non-kinship factors. Which of the following things generally happen as the scale of a society increases in size to hundreds of thousands of people?
a) The non-kinship factors usually become more important than kinship identity.
b) Non-kinship factors and kinship identity continue to be equally important.
c) Kinship identity usually becomes more important than non-kinship factors.
5 Which of the following is likely to be a latent function of a society going to war?
a) destroy the military forces of an enemy nation and occupy their territory
b) reinforce the value manliness and military virtues in your society's population.
c) decrease unemployment rates
d) B and C


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