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11.  Attitudes, beliefs, and practices associated with sexual attraction and intimate  relationships with others is known as: a.sexuality. b.sexual orientation. c.sexual conduct. d.homophobia. 12.  All of the following statements regarding homosexuality are correct, except: a.Homosexuality has existed in most societies throughout human history. b.In some societies, homosexuality is considered to be a crime against nature or a.
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11.  All of the following statements regarding sexual assault are correct, except: a.It is a sexually motivated crime. b.It is an act of violence with sex used as a weapon. c.According to the legal definition, women can be sexually assaulted. d.According to the legal definition, men can be sexually assaulted. 12.  All of the following.
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21.  In regard to violent TV shows, analysts point out all but which of the following: a.violence on television may lead to desensitization to violence and step up demands for increases in violent content. b.violent television advertising may perpetuate violence against women. c.there is a definitive causal link between the depiction of violence.
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1.Social scientists refer to prostitution, printed pornography and the adult video trade as: a.criminal behaviour. b.immoral behaviour. c.the sex industry. d.the sex machine. 2.Most boys and men in the sex trade engage in sexual encounters with: a.each other. b.male customers. c.female prostitutes. d.female customers. 3.Which of the following is not consistent with feminist views of prostitution, as outlined in the.
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11.  Researchers studying death have found that people’s most significant fear is the fear of the unknown following death. 12.  The percentage of Indigenous seniors who report excellent or very good health is similar to that of the total Canadian population. 13.   Studies of the effects of population aging on health care.
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  1.Drugs are used for both therapeutic and recreational purposes. 2.Tolerance and withdrawal are the two essential characteristics of drug dependency. 3.  Many people do not think of alcohol as a drug because adults can purchase it legally and without a prescription. 4. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. 5. Women are more affected.
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11.  The 2006 Census found that roughly 40% of Indigenous Canadians aged 20-24 years had not completed high school compared to approximately 13% of the non-Indigenous population. 12.  Research demonstrates that by age 26, most young people in Canada have participated in some form of post secondary education. 13.  The Youth Transition.
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1.Functionalists believe that problems in education are related to: a.upward mobility. b.rapid social change. c.personal fulfillment. d.the structure of society. 2.All of the following are manifest functions of education, except: a.social control. b.keeping students out of trouble. c.social placement. d.change and innovation. 3.Which of the following is not one of the latent functions of education discussed in the text? a.transmission of.
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  1.Prostitution is Canada’s oldest profession. 2.   According to a World Bank consultant, while the risks associated with human trafficking are high, trafficking is one of the fastest growing areas of organized crime because the profits are also high. 3.  In 1998, the Solicitor General of Canada estimated the money involved in the.
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  1.According to Canadian sociologists Ravelli and Webber (20010:443-444) the term mass communication refers to “any medium designed to communicate messages to a mass audience.” 2.The average North American spends more than one-half of his or her waking hours in some media related activity. 3.Some media critics argue that the increased commercialization of.
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1.  Which of the following statements regarding crime as a social problem is true? a.   crime rates have steadily increased for almost two decades b.   in 2007, over 3 million crimes were reported to Canadian police c.   crime statistics reveal much of the story regarding criminal behaviour d.   crime is a significant social problem.
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1.According to the text, physical, psychological, and intellectual factors have an important influence on __________ age. a.chronological b.functional c.biological d.cognitive 2.    By the middle of this century, the projected growth of the proportion of seniors in our population is expected to be: a.   5% b.   13% c.   18% d.   25% 3.   Which of the following is untrue regarding ageism? a.Negative stereotypes.
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11.  Which of the following statements is correct regarding research on illiteracy in Canada? a.Illiterate people make up a visible minority in Canada. b.Women scored higher in prose and men scored higher on quantitative literacy. c.Approximately one-quarter of the adult population in Canada is functionally illiterate when it comes to tasks such as.
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21.  The 2007 Ontario Student Drug Use Survey reported all of the following except: a.   more males than females reported using cocaine b.   25.6% of student surveyed reported using marijuana c.   more than 10% of Ontario students reported using ICE d.   roughly 2% of Ontario students reported using tranquilizers 22.  All of the following statements.
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11.  Coffee lovers drank less coffee in 2006, than the amounts consumed in 1997. 12.  In Canada, Marijuana can be prescribed by doctors for medical reasons. 13.  Previous Liberal federal governments considered the possibility of decriminalizing marijuana use, as is the Conservative government of Steven Harper. 14.  Binge drinking as measured by the.
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21.  A 2006 Angus Reid poll found that approximately ________ percent of Canadians believed homosexuality was immoral. a.10 b.20 c.30 d.40 22.  According to a 2006 Leger Marketing survey, 81% of the Canadian population considers ___________________ to top the list of immoral behaviours. a.   prostitution b.   extra-marital affairs c.   paedophilia d.   abortion 23.  Which province or territory did not permit.
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1.All of the following is said to be a problem of the global economy, generally, except, a.sweatshop labour b.environmental problems c.free trade d.child labour 2.______________ makes it possible for anti-globalization movements to organize on a worldwide scale. a.Radical leadership b.The Internet c.Turbocharged capitalism d.Global citizenship 3.According the Karl Marx: a.communism was an intermediate stage between unbridled capitalism and socialism. b.under communism, each.
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21.  Fiscal crises in cities: a.have diminished as more middle- and upper-middle class families have moved into central cities and gentrified properties. b.are the result of government cutbacks. a.are the target of recent federal programs created to rebuild decaying infrastructures. b.result from a decline in the tax base due to joblessness and declining wages. 22. .
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11.  Several sociologists, following an interactionist perspective, have noted that, in terms of marriage, a.males and females typically view their marriage the same way. b.males and females typically view marriage in the same way but see their own marriage as deviating from the norm. c.males and females experience marriage differently. d.men are from Mars.
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11.  While women’s labour force participation has been steadily increasing, male participation has been gradually declining primarily due to young men staying in school longer and the long-term trend toward early retirement. 12.  A recent study of female and male undergraduate students found that both sexes experienced sexual harassment but that.
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  1.Canada spends approximately $3300 per person annually for health care costs. 2.While we have seen a decrease in chronic diseases, we have also seen a corresponding increase in acute illnesses. 3.  Chronic diseases are characterized as long term or lifelong illnesses that develop gradually over time or are present from birth onwards. 4. .
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11.  Which of the following is not illegal in Canada? a.buying and selling sexual services. b.being involved in a common bawdy house. c.communicating in a public place for the purpose of buying or selling sexual services. d.procuring or soliciting a person to exchange sexual services for money or living off the avails. 12.  Criminologist John.
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21.  On average, full-time Canadian undergraduate students pay roughly how much in tuition fees in a given year? a.   $3500 b.   $4700 c.   $5200 d.   $5700 22.  A 2006 study of off-reserve Indigenous persons found all of the following except: a.   about 12% of off-reserve Indigenous children had parents who had been students in the Canadian.
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  1.Many people gain most of their information about crime from the media. 2.Crime, particularly violent crime, has continued to increase in Canada over the past decade. 3.The Uniform Crime Report reports the number of crimes committed each year in Canada. 4.Indictable offences are relatively minor crimes that are punishable by a fine or.
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11.  All of the following statements regarding disability are correct, except: a.About half of the people with a disability today were born with it. b.There are more people with disabilities alive today than in the past because advances in medical technology have made it possible for them to survive accidents or illnesses.
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1.According to the text, the traditional definition of the family was: a.relationships in which people live together with commitment, form an economic unit and care for any young, and consider the group critical to their identity. b.a group of people who are related to one another by bonds of blood, marriage, or.
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  1.Canadians have participated in massive protests before WTO, in the 1930s and the 1960s. 2.The Canadian economy is a mixed economy. 3.Approximately one-third of the world’s workers live in countries that are largely disconnected from world markets. 4.Transnational corporations, the most important corporate structures in the world today, work by successfully integrating into.
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11.  The primary influence on the gendered division of labour in society is: a.primary sex characteristics. b.secondary sex characteristics. c.social factors involving how labour is divided and how workers are rewarded. d.women’s role in childbearing and child rearing. 12.  Sociologists who use a gender role approach to explain gender inequality focus primarily on: a.how individual psychological.
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11.  Most experts believe that shoplifting is mainly committed by professional criminals, who steal goods in order to sell them to a “fence” for a profit. 12.  In 2007, the U.S. homicide was five times the rate of Canada. 13.  The most frequently reported crime in Canada is called theft $5000 and.
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  1.Ageism has diminished in Canada through portrayals of older people in the media that have brought a greater awareness of their talents and capabilities. 2.The elderly are the most age-stereotyped group of people in society. 3.Social gerontology does not focus on the biological and physical aspects of aging. 4.Alzheimer’s is an example of.
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1.By the year 2050, the world’s population is projected to be over: a.6 billion. b.7 billion. c.8 billion. d.9 billion. 2.All of the following statements regarding population growth are correct, except: a.Births, deaths, and migration are the three main factors that affect the rate of population growth. b.To measure population growth, demographers focus on the reproductive behaviour.
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11.  Changes in media ownership have brought about all of the following problems, except: a.decline of journalism as a public service profession. b.demand for instant profitability of journalistic endeavors. c.quashing of public debate about the power of media conglomerates. d.overemphasis on international news and the globalization of the economy. 12.  Some analysts predict that Time.
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11.Between 1999 and 2005 Canadians debt loads increased.  The largest contributor to the debt load of Canadians was lines of credit. 12.Wealth in Canada is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of a few top CEOs.  The top 25 CEOs in Canada roughly take home the equivalent of the total income.
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1.In regard to drugs, the text states that: a.Food and water are considered to be drugs when they alter the body’s functioning in some way. b.Therapeutic use of drugs includes the use of alcohol and tobacco consumption. c.Drug abuse includes both licit and illicit drugs. d.Heroin and cocaine are licit drugs used for recreational.
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11.  In Canada, it has been estimated that approximately how many babies are born each year with FASD? a.   1500 b.   3000 c.   4000 d.   4500 12.  Which of the following statements most accurately describes tobacco use in Canada? a.Although heavy smoking is harmful for health, most people realize that nicotine is less addictive than heroin. b.Due.
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21.  Sociologist Erving Goffman refers to mental hospitals as: a.warehouses for the mentally ill. b.the “cuckoo’s nest.” c.revolving doors for the insane. d.total institutions. 22.  Changes to the Canadian health care system can be said to be the result of all but which of the following? a.the Medical Care Act b.downsizing and cuts to funding c.consumer advocacy d.new technology 23. .
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  1.The traditional definition of the family was based on the assumption that families are created through childbearing. 2.Kinship is more important in industrialized societies than in preindustrialized societies. 3.Extended families are common in Canada. 4.  Some sociologists have suggested that if marriage and the family weaken enough and no satisfactory substitute for marriage.
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21.  Which of the following is untrue of infertility? a.In 40 percent of cases, the man is infertile. b.In 40 percent of cases, the woman is infertile. c.In 20 percent of cases, both partners are infertile. d.In 20 percent of cases, it is impossible to tell which partner is infertile. 22.  In Canada, contraception practices: a.  .
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1.Which of the following is not included as a reason that the health situations of Richard and Diana are social problems and not just personal problems? a.Many people are affected by similar health situations. b.The problems cannot be reduced without significant social responses. c.Many of the diseases, such as those of Richard and.
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11.According to the text, all of the following statements regarding age-based discrimination in the workplace are correct, except: a.   Many workplaces prefer older workers over younger workers because they have more experience and greater maturity in the workplace. b.Downgrading the job descriptions of older workers often constitutes a form of workplace discrimination. c.Younger.
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11.  Sexual orientation is a prohibited ground of discrimination in all provinces and territories. 12.  In Canada, several sexual acts thought to be engaged in by homosexuals are still written into the Criminal Code. 13.  Canada is the fourth country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. 14.  A Calgary, Alberta study.
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1.According to the textbook, sociologists use the term media industries to refer to: a.media devices that send, but do not receive messages b.major businesses that own and or own interests in a range of different types of mass media c.media companies whose primary business is radio and television production d.media companies whose only business.
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  1.Tracking refers to the process by which student’s abilities are “tracked” and they are awarded credentials on the basis of them. 2.According to functionalists, one of the goals of education is teaching students about the democratic process. 3.Control over the flow of workers is a manifest function of education. 4.Middle class teachers often.
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11.  According to the textbook, which of the following statements is false? a.   In 2007, one in five Canadians experienced poverty. b.   In 2007, most families needed two earners to make a living. c.   Since the mid-1990’s, inequality in Canada grew faster than in most other OCED                     countries. d.  Since the mid-1990’s, median incomes.
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11. In the 1990s, Hollinger replaced many of his regular newspaper columns with columns on business. This practice is known as structural media bias. 12. Framing is the term used to describe how the media link news content and its visual images to create specific audience perceptions. 13. Social psychologist Albert Bandura.
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1.Heterosexual people are much less likely than gay, lesbian or bisexual people to be labeled by their sexual orientation because: a.non-heterosexual people flaunt the fact that they are not straight. b.heterosexuals are more conservative in dress and behaviour than non-heterosexuals. c.heterosexuals’ sexuality is presumed normal and taken-for-granted. d.non-heterosexuals prefer to be known for sexual.
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  1.Heterosexual people are as likely to be labeled by their sexual orientation as persons who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. 2.  Engaging in a homosexual act classifies a person as homosexual, or at least as bisexual, according to the University of Chicago study. 3.  The majority of reported same-sex couples in Canada.
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11.  All of the following statements regarding the Green Revolution are correct, except: a.The technology involved in the Green Revolution is quite costly. b.The Green Revolution has made it possible to expand the global food supply at a faster rate than the global population. c.The Green Revolution has focused primarily on agricultural production.
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