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Social theory: Quiz


Question 1: The earliest proto-social scientific observations are to be found in the founding texts of Western philosophy (Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Polybius and so on), as well as in the non-European thought of figures such as ________.
Gottfried LeibnizAristotleConfuciusXun Zi

Question 2: Such subjects as "________" and other such multi-disciplinary subject matter became part of social theory as taught under sociology.
Philosophy of historyGlossary of philosophyPolitical philosophyAristotle

Question 3: Others followed, with various different emphases and structures, such as Social Theory and History (________).
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Davis

Question 4: In the 19th century three great classical theories of social and historical change emerged: the social evolutionism theory (of which ________ forms a part), the social cycle theory and the Marxist historical materialism theory.
Charles Darwin's religious viewsSocial DarwinismCharles DarwinDarwin–Wedgwood family

Question 5: Many of the classical theories had one common factor: they all agreed that the ________ is pursuing a certain fixed path.
Early modern periodHistory of EuropeHistory of the worldAncient history

Question 6: He revealed the origin of inequality, analyzed the social contract(and social compact) that forms social integration and defined the social sphere or ________.
Executive (government)LawBureaucracyCivil society

Question 7: In this sense they were broadly regarded as ________.
Political philosophyPhilosophyDavid HumeAristotle

Question 8: ________ and Symbolic Interactionism furnish two examples.
Neoclassical economicsEconomicsBehavioral economicsRational choice theory

Question 9: ________ in this time played a significant role in social theory.
Immanuel KantJohn LockeJean-Jacques RousseauGottfried Leibniz

Question 10: Later on, also in China, ________ (circa 470 - circa 390 BCE) recommended a more pragmatic sociology, but ethical at base.
Han DynastyMoziMohismSpring and Autumn Period


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