← Sociology Test #3 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- C. Wright Mills
- Life chances
- a -The opportunities that an individual will have or be denied throughout life.
-Education, health care, occupations, retirement, etc.
- b Can also be defined as scapegoating which is the practice of singling out any party for no reason to negatively blame them.
- c -Imaginary set of horizontal social layers.
-More or less closed to entry by people outside any given layer.
- d Structured exchange of favors between big business executives, heads of federal government and military.
- e -The value of everything a person or family owns, minus any debts.
-Marketable assets (such as real estate).
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The performance serves mainly to express the characteristics of the task that is performed and not the characteristics of the performer.
- A system of negative beliefs, feelings, and action-orientations regarding a certain group or groups of people.
- Attempts to address the underachievement of minority students in poor communities by instituting a system of standardized testing and requiring schools that do not measure up on these tests to hire more qualified teachers.
- To justify that a certain group of people are below you.
- -Keeps universities flush with tuition dollars: jobs.
-Keeps you out of the work force for a bit.
-Grade inflation and decrease in standards.
5 True/False Questions
Karl Marx (1814-1883) → Focuses on the socialization of all young people for membership into society.
Social mobility → Ability to move from one strata to another.
Classes → Social strata into which people are born and which they remain for life (cannot get out of).
Personality → Brought up by authoritarian parents with strict obedience.
False Consciousness → Characteristic of capitalist society that makes workers keep working and believing that if they work hard enough they will be successful and if they aren't successful, it's their own fault.