Which statement about the class system in the United States is true?
most people stay in the same social class for their entire lives.
Chiefs in a rank society possess great prestige and accumulate large amounts of tribute which:
they give away to others.
Comparatively, the lower classes in the U.S. have not done very well in the last three decades because of all the following except:
rising job opportunities that take them away from home
The "Decade of Roma Inclusion" was initiated by European countries in order to:
improve housing, education, health, and employment for Gypsy populations.
According to the Marxist view, capitalists create a false consciousness in workers by leading them to believe that:
if they work harder, they will be succesful
In the United States which of the following would you not expect to be among the power elite?
The conflict theory interpretation of inequality argues that:
the upper levels of the hierarchy exploit those below.
Members of the same social class share similar economic levels:
and often similar educational backgrounds and political views.
All of the following are arguments against the functionalist interpretation of social inequality except:
those who obtain higher education should be paid more because of the amount of job preparation that they have.
Which statement about class differences in the U.S. is true?
The gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" have widened since 1975.
Which of the following is not a reason the upper class in the United States has considerable power?
it comprises about 20% of the U.S. population.
As a scientific concept, race:
is not very significant because it gives us little insight into human behavior.
During the last 25 years, compensation for CEOs int he U.S. (when compared to other segments of the population) has:
The functionalist interpretation of inequality argues that if people are to make sacrifices necessary to perform vital jobs, they must be all of the following except:
aware that, because of social stratification and gender inequality, some people are simply not prepared to assume certain jobs.
Which of the following are types of societies based on levels of social inequality?
egalitarian, rank, and stratified.
The capitalist class wield enormous influence (well beyond their numbers) through all of the following except:
practicing the same religion
Karl Marx is referred to the exploited working class, those who exchanged their labor for wages, as the: