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2. Which of these is NOT a criticism of Merton's work (all others are)?

  • It doesn't offer explanation for delinquent subcultures.
  • He ignores the power of the ruling class to enforce laws that criminalise the poor, but not the rich.
  • He assumes value consensus on society's goals.
  • He used statistics at face value ("the tip of the iceberg").
  • He provided no statistical evidence towards his theory.
  • It can't explain why genocide, violence, vandalism etc. occur.

3. Which of these is an example of a cultural goal that causes strain?

  • Obtaining a phd
  • The London Riots
  • The American Dream
  • 9/11 Attacks

4. Which of these is NOT a strain adaptation (all the others are) according to Merton?

  • Innovation
  • Reinvention
  • Conformity
  • Rebellion
  • Retreatism
  • Ritualism

5. What is the first name of the Sociologist who developed/created Strain Theory?

  • George
  • Charles
  • Robert
  • Ann


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