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5 Matching questions

  1. Upward mobility
  2. Parkinson's law
  3. Primary groups
  4. blue collar occupations
  5. absolute poverty
  1. a is a small social group whose members share personal and lasting relationships
  2. b is work that can be done by one person in an hour and three people in two hours. to the effect that 'work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion'
  3. c lower-prestige jobs that involve mostly manual labor
  4. d a lack of resources that s life threatening
  5. e refers to someone earning a degree, landing a higher paying job, or marrying someone who has a good income

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. is a social group toward which a person feels a sense of competition and opposition.
  2. the idea that deviance and conformity result not so much from what people do as from how others respond to those actions.
  3. is the degree of uniformity in a person's social standing across various dimensions of social inequality
  4. cultural beliefs that justify particular social arrangements, including patterns of inequality
  5. a powerfully negative label that greatly changes a person's self concept and social identity.

5 True/False questions

  1. Social stratificationa change in position within the social heirachy.


  2. modernization theoryis a model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of historical exploitation of poor nations by rich ones. Dependency theory


  3. rationalitypeople who own and operate factories and other businesses in pursuit of profits


  4. alienationthe experience of isolation and misery resulting from powerlessness


  5. Surplus wealthIt is the amount of wealth, usually described in currency, that we produce over and above what was needed for our labor power. Marx called the surplus "s."