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The following questions comprise your first exam. This exam is open book, which means you can look back on course materials as you take the exam. Please review the note on plagiarism here if you have any questions as to what you may or may not use from the presented materials or outside sources in your answers.

Write an essay answering the following prompts:

1. Did you understand that Horace Miner was describing that “Nacirema” spelled backwards is American? Why wouldn’t you or others necessarily recognize this?
(10 points out of a total of 80)

2. Using Horace Miner’s approach, write a brief story that uses some other common experience, such as going to the movies, watching TV, going dancing, a day at work, etc.
(10 points out of a total of 80)

3. Did you notice the moon-walking bear in the YouTube video? Why do people miss the obvious?
(10 points out of a total of 80)

4. According to CW Mills, what is the difference between troubles and issues? Provide two examples that he uses to illustrate your response.
(10 points out of a total of 80)

5. What does CW Mills suggest about happiness and success in social life?
(10 points out of a total of 80)

6. Sam Richards says that thinking sociologically boils down to empathy, and he uses the perspective of an Iraqi Muslim to illustrate his point. Explain.
(10 points out of a total of 80)

7. Explain how the instructor is using the term “seeing.”
(10 points out of a total of 80)

8. Come up with three of your own examples to illustrate how the notion of “seeing more, more clearly” may actually work. These should be different than the examples illustrated in the lecture. Each example should reference course terminology, macro context, daily life, and larger reality.
(10 points out of a total of 80)

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