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  • 1. Welcome to
    Introduction to Sociology
    Your instructor- Jennifer Coe
  • 2. Now… It’s time for a Quiz!!!
  • 3. Some findings of Sociology supportpopular understandings of social life, while others contradict them.Can you tell the difference?
  • 4. Hey!!
    Guess what I heard!
  • 5. True/FalseIt’s just not safe for kids to go to school anymore. Compared to ten or fifteen years ago, there are more U.S. students killed in school shootings!
  • 6. Directions
    Jot down the answers to the following questions. You will NOT need to submit these answers. They are for YOU to think about.
    Once you have answered the questions, read on to discover the answers.
    Your 1st discussion board question will ask you to consider this information.
    Good luck and Enjoy!
  • 7. 2. True/FalseWhat are women complaining about? Don’t you know that the earnings of U.S. women have just about caught up with those of U.S. men?
  • 8. 3. True/False It is more dangerous to walk by topless bars than fast-food restaurants. Why can’t those people just build a nice, safe business there?
  • 9. 4. True/FalseMost rapists are mentally ill.
  • 10. 5. True/FalseThe majority of people on welfare are lazy and looking for a handout. They could work if they wanted to.
  • 11. 6. True/FalseIn face to face conversations, men are much more straight forward and make more eye contact than do women. Men look you in the eyes and tell you “like it is.”
  • 12. 7. True/False Couples who live together before marriage are usually more satisfied with their marriages than couples who do not live together before marriage.
  • 13. 8. True/FalseMost husbands of working wives who get laid off from work take up the slack and increase the amount of housework they do.
  • 14. 9. True/FalseBecause bicyclists are more likely to wear helmets now than just a few years ago, their rate of head injuries has dropped.
  • 15. 10. True/FalseI heard that students in Japan are under such intense pressure to do well in school that their suicide rate is about double that of the U.S. students!
  • 16. …and the answers
  • 17. True/FalseIt’s just not safe for kids to go to school anymore. Compared to ten or fifteen years ago, there are more U.S. students killed in school shootings!
  • 18. 1- False
    More students were shot to death at US schools in the early 1990’s than now.
    Juvenile Arrests for Homicide: 1984-2006
  • 19. 2. True/FalseWhat are women complaining about? Don’t you know that the earnings of U.S. women have just about caught up with those of U.S. men?
  • 20. 2- False
    Over the years, the wage gap has narrowed, but only slightly.
    In 1979, women working full time earned 62 percent of what men did; in 2008, women's earnings were 80 percent of men's.
    This low figure is an improvement over earlier years.
  • 21. What else does this graph indicate?
    www.bls.gov/opub/ted/images/2009/ted_20091014.gi
  • 22. 3. True/False It is more dangerous to walk by topless bars than fast-food restaurants. Why can’t those people just build a nice, safe business there?
  • 23. 3- False
    The crime rate outside fast food restaurants is considerably higher.
    The likely reason is that topless bars hire private security and parking lot attendants.
    Fast food restaurants have multiple entrances, little or no security, large parking lots with blind spots
  • 24. 4. True/FalseMost rapists are mentally ill.
  • 25. 4- False
    • Sociologists compared the psychological profiles of prisoners convicted of rape and prisoners convicted of other crimes.
    • 26. Their profiles are similar.
    • 27. Like robbery, rape is a learned behavior.
    • 28. FACT: About eight-five percent of rape victims know their assailants.
    • 29. Thirty-five percent of sexual assaults occur within the family.
    • 30. It is estimated that incest occurs in one out of twenty families.
    • 31. Most rapists appear to be ordinary males with no history of mental illness.
  • 5. True/FalseThe majority of people on welfare are lazy and looking for a handout. They could work if they wanted to.
  • 32. 5- False
    Most people on welfare are children, the old, the sick, the mentally and physically handicapped, or young mothers with few skills.
    Less than 2 % fit the stereotype of the able-bodied man.
    The majority of welfare recipients receive aid for less than 5 years- many for less than 2 years.
  • 33. 6. True/FalseIn face to face conversations, men are much more straight forward and make more eye contact than do women. Men look you in the eyes and tell you “like it is.”
  • 34. 6- False
    • Women make considerably more eye contact than men.
    • 35. It may just appear that men are “looking you in the eyes” because they tend to stand facing each other while women often stand next to each other while talking.
  • 7. True/False Couples who live together before marriage are usually more satisfied with their marriages than couples who do not live together before marriage.
  • 36. 7- False
    • The opposite is true.
    • 37. The likely reason is that many couples who cohabit before marriage are less committed to marriage in the first place- and a key to marital success is a strong commitment to another.
    • 38. Researchers "have found evidence that cohabiting before engagement, even only with one's future spouse, is associated with lower marital quality and higher divorce potential,"
  • 8. True/FalseMost husbands of working wives who get laid off from work take up the slack and increase the amount of housework they do.
  • 39. 8- False
    Men have experienced 82 percent of the recession's job losses
    Husbands who have employed wives and who themselves get laid off from work reduce the amount of housework that they do.
    Surveys show that men "spend more time sleeping, watching TV, and looking for a job.” Why?
  • 40. 9. True/FalseBecause bicyclists are more likely to wear helmets now than just a few years ago, their rate of head injuries has dropped.
  • 41. 9- False
    • Bicyclists today are more likely to wear helmets, but their rate of head injuries is higher.
    • 42. With ridership declining over the same period, the rate of head injuries among bicyclists has increased 51 percent even as the use of bicycle helmets has become widespread.
    • 43. Apparently, they take more risks because the helmets make them feel safer.
  • 10. True/FalseI heard that students in Japan are under such intense pressure to do well in school that their suicide rate is about double that of the U.S. students!
  • 44. 10- False
    The suicide rate of US students is about double that of Japanese students.
    According to Statistical Abstracts (and WHO), suicide rate among youth has been rising in the USA and falling in Japan since the late 1960s. it has been higher in the USA than in Japan since 1981 or so.
  • 45. Question #1
    What language is spoken most often in the world?
  • 46. Question #1- Answer
    1. Mandarin (845,234,000)
    2. Spanish (329,000,000)
    3. English (328,000,000)
    Ma
  • 47. Question #2
    How many languages are spoken in the world?
  • 48. Question #2- Answer
    Approximately 6900
  • 49. Question #3
    True or False?
    The majority of the world’s people consider themselves to be Christian.
  • 50. Questions #3- Answer
    False
    2/3 of the world’s people are not Christian… they consider themselves to be Muslim (1/3), Hindu, Buddhist, non-religious, or “other”
  • 51. Question #4
    What percentage of the world’s adults are considered literate (able to read)?
    A. 95%
    B. 65%
    C. 45%
    D. 25%
  • 52. Question #4- Answer
    Answer- B
    34% of adults around the world can not read.
  • 53. Question #5
    With the help of Westernized nations such as the United States, housing around the world has greatly improved. As a result, what percentage of people live in “above-standard” housing?
  • 54. Question #5- Answer
    20 %
    80/100 people around the world live in sub-standard housing.
  • 55. Question #6
    Many people in the United States take a college education for granted.
    What percentage of people around the world have a college education?
    A. 85%
    B. 50%
    C. 35%
    D. Less than 20%
  • 56. Question #6- Answer
    D
    Only 2% of people around the world have a college education.
  • 57. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.Marcel Proust