Practice Quiz for Socialization

No. of Questions= 10

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1 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Unlike other animals, human infants are born with a culture.
b) Human infants come into the world ready to learn a culture but are not born with one.
c) Socialization is another word for acculturation.
d) b and c
2 The general process of acquiring culture is referred to as _____________ .
a) socialization
b) acculturation
c) semai
d) none of the above
3 Which of the following things is normally learned during the socialization process?
a) the roles we are to play in life
b) the culture's norms
c) the language of the people around us
d) all of the above
4 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Socialization plays no part in personality formation in individuals.
b) Large-scale complex societies that are not culturally homogenous usually have unanimous agreement about what should be the shared norms.
c) Successful socialization can result in uniformity within a society.
d) b and c
5 Individuals who have not been socialized in the same way as the majority of people are often considered by their society to be __________________ .
a) mentally ill
b) abnormal or odd
c) deviant
d) all of the above
6 When does socialization begin?
a) at the time when an individual is conceived or within the first few weeks following conception
b) at birth or shortly thereafter
c) on entering nursery school or kindergarten
d) when children reach puberty and are able to understand the reasons for society's rules
7 Which of the following is true of socialization?
a) Early childhood is the period of the most intense and the most crucial socialization.
b) Socialization continues until we are adults and then usually stops because we have learned our culture by that time.
c) All cultures use the same techniques to socialize their children.
8 Who is mostly involved directly in the socialization of children around the world?
a) adult men 20-40 years of age
b) grandparents
c) women and girls
9 As a result of Margaret Mead's 1950's study of socialization practices in six different societies, she concluded that _____________________________ .
a) Socialization practices vary markedly from society to society.
b) Socialization practices are generally similar among people of the same society.
c) both of the above
d) none of the above
10 The repetitive practicing of basic skills by an individual is an example of which kind of educational method?
a) formal
b) informal
c) technical
d) none of the above


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