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Introduction to Sociology Study Set 2

Sociology

Quiz 17 :

Religion in Modern Society

Quiz 17 :

Religion in Modern Society

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Which characteristic of a religious group would a sociologist be most likely to identify as a mark of a cult?
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In the classification of religious organizations based on early theories of Max Weber, Ernst Troeltsch, and Richard Niebuhr, which religious organizations are considered to be the most established?
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C

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The definition of a religious group may vary by context. What may be considered _______ in one place may be seen as _______ in another.
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The second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world is:
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According to Karl Marx, religion is an expression of ________, diverting attention from inequalities and injustice and encouraging acceptance of oppression.
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One limitation of the applicability of the classic theories of religion proposed by Karl Marx, Émile Durkheim, and Max Weber is that they based their approaches on:
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Some researchers argue that people often "get religion" when:
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A religious organization that forms by breaking away from an established church, relies on people joining rather than being born into the group, and generally rejects or tries to change the surrounding society would be termed a:
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Sociologists explain the appeal of religion in terms of:
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A sociologist encounters a group of people and wants to study whether their group constitutes a religion. Which question incorporates a sociological definition of religion?
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The largest religion in the world, with 2.3 billion followers, is:
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Why do sociologists see religions as a major source of social solidarity?
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Jorge says he is a theist, so it can be predicted that he:
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Why do sociologists use the term new religious movements instead of sect or cult?
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The sacred text associated with Islam is the:
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Which of the following religious ideals expresses polytheism?
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Why did Karl Marx call religion the "opium of the people"? Because religion:
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Which of the following questions about religion is sociological?
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A new convert joins a religion and expects to continue her belief in and worship of many gods. The new religion insists that she abandon that belief in favor of belief in a single, all-powerful god. This new religion is encouraging her to adopt:
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Emily joined a religion for reasons that are personal and spiritual to her. A sociologist analyzing Emily's experience might say that she has joined a moral community. A moral community will provide her with:
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