The History of Sociology

Section Quiz

Which of the following was a topic of study in early sociology?

  1. Astrology
  2. Economics
  3. Physics
  4. History

Hint:

B

Which founder of sociology believed societies changed due to class struggle?

  1. Emile Comte
  2. Karl Marx
  3. Plato
  4. Herbert Spencer

Hint:

B

The difference between positivism and antipositivism relates to:

  1. whether individuals like or dislike their society
  2. whether research methods use statistical data or person-to-person research
  3. whether sociological studies can predict or improve society
  4. all of the above

Hint:

C

Which would a quantitative sociologists use to gather data?

  1. A large survey
  2. A literature search
  3. An in-depth interview
  4. A review of television programs

Hint:

A

Weber believed humans could not be studied purely objectively because they were influenced by:

  1. drugs
  2. their culture
  3. their genetic makeup
  4. the researcher

Hint:

B