Second Midterm Examination
November 18, 1999
Time: 75 minutes
Answer each of the four questions. Within each question you have choices. There are a total of 75 points on the examination.
mechanical solidarity goal attainment functional alternatives
restitutive law affective neutrality social fact
collective consciousness altruistic suicide significant symbols
2. Identification. (13 points). Choose one (1) of the following phrases, identify the sociologist who uses the phrase, and briefly discuss how it relates to the theoretical approach of the sociologist.
a. Cultural system
b. Latent and manifest function
c. Mind, self, and society
d. Anomic division of labour
e. Dyad and triad
a. Diffuseness and particularism are expressive while specificity and universalism are instrumental.
b. Men are social and women are natural.
c. The division of labour is a male concept.
d. Suicide rates are social facts.
a. Social order in modern society exists because of difference.
b. The social world of classical sociologists does not include women.
c. Parsons’ theory of the family demonstrates his functional approach.
d. Both Parsons and writers adopting a symbolic interaction perspective have
theories of action and interaction, yet develop these in different directions.
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