Sociology Quiz 4
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according to thio, which of the following recent political events would give support to the pluralist theory of how power is distributed in american society?
the opposition to the vietnam war
which of the following statements about economic inequality in the US is true?
the poorest 20% in the US have 4.2% of the national income
the most common for of a master clave stratification system in the modern world is the _______ system
which of the following is an ascribed status that can lead to status inconsistency?
sociologists are using the __________ method of identifying social class when they rely on a group of people from the community to rate or locate people in the class structure
which of the following statements about caste system is accurate?
people must marry within their caste
the term "life chances" refers to
the opportunities people have for obtaining desirable resources
social class affected the life chances of those involved in the titanic tragedy because
people at the first class level were allowed to leave first
according to the absolute definition of poverty in the US, persons are poor when they
lack the income needed to sustain a minimum standard of living
which of the following is NOT a cause of the feminization of poverty?
reaction to the feminist movement
social mobility refers to
the movement of individuals and groups between class positions
Hank was a factory worker and never graduated from high school. His sone however went to college. sociologists use teh concept of ____________ to understand the different saattainments of father and son.
the widening disparity between the rich and the poor in the US can be attributed to all of the following except
an increase in union workers
all of the following are sources of structural mobility over the last 2 decades except
low birth rates in lower classes
oscar lewis characterized people living in a "cultural of poverty" as having all of the following attiudes except
which of the following statements about race and ethnicity is true?
while a person's ohysical features do not change when they move to another country, their racial identification as blacks or whites may change
tiger woods as an African American has created Cablinasian to describe his mixed racial background. Mr woods is an example of all of the following except
the definition of race is the same in all societies
all ethnic groups share
a distinctive cultural heritage
which of the following is an example of prejudice?
feeling negatively about people from a particular eithnic group
why has racism thrived in the period since EUropran expansion into the rest of the world?
all of the above
a degree of human prejudice can be explained by the tendency of human beings to place the balme for one's troubles on persons incapable of offering much resistance. this device is known as
the long histories of discrimination in education, the economy, politics, and other areas of american life has resulted in
a common criticism of the 'culture of poverty' theories is
it blames the poor for circumstances beyond control
as a sociological concept, ethnicity refers to
all of the above
robert merton called people who believe in equality and put their beliefs into action
affirmative action means
all of the above
causes of prjudice and discrimination are
all of the above
which of the following is an example of discrimination?
landlord not leasing to minority groups
the Holiwards are a group of refugees who recently moved into a new country. their customs and language differed from the residents of their new country, but hey soon gained employment and good housing. the Holiwards are an example of ______________group
according to robert merton's analysis of perjudice and discrimination, the KKK is
life chances is the liklihood of living a good, long, successful life in society
according to alex thio, the working class constitutes the largest class in the US and is more diverse in occupation than the upper-middle class
the traditional study of stratification focuses on women only
sociologist have long defined social class as a category of people who have about the same amount of income, power, and prestige
according to feminists, women as a group are more vulnerable than men to poverty because of the sexist nature of society
as the world's leading democratic society, the US has the most equal distribution of income.
when people move from one country to another, their racial characteristics such as skin color and facial features do not change
segregation only includes social seperation of the dominant and minority groups
the Jews are a race
genocide is the wholesale killing of members of a specidic racial of ethnic group
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