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Connected Ch. 2: Which of the following is NOT one of the ways emotions coordinate group activity?
Facilitating interpersonal bonds
Connecting social media accounts
b) connecting social media accounts
Matthew Desmond argues that ___________ "overwhelmingly benefits the sorts of upper-middle-class voters who make up the donor base of both parties and who generally fail to acknowledge themselves as beneficiaries of government largess" (p. 314).
b) the MID
The network connections that provide opportunities and improve life chances are referred to as ____________________.
A) Cultural capital
B) Social capital
C) Culture of poverty
D) Patrimonial wealth
b) social capital
The gap between the richest and poorest Americans has __________ over the last few decades.
A) stayed the same
D) completely disappeared
______________ the advantages people have due to the resources and privileges they grow up with.
None of the above
a) life chances
Dick Cheney and his relationship with Halliburton were used as an example of how business and political elites work together for their mutual financial benefit. Generally speaking, this is referred to as
Auld lang syne
Marginal tax bracket
Quid pro quo
d) quid pro quo
Today, the average CEO makes an astounding _______ times as much as their average worker!
Sociologists believe that a number of structural factors have contributed to the decline of the American middle and working classes. Which of the following is NOT one such factor?
The rising cost of healthcare
The decline in manufacturing jobs
The decline of unions
The rise of lazy "free riders"
d) the rise of lazy "free riders"
To explain inequality, _____________ explanations emphasize the social system, institutions, etc., while _________________ explanations emphasize the beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors of people.
Structural ; cultural
Cultural ; structural
Macro ; micro
Micro ; macro
a) structural; cultural
______________ is defined as a set of norms, values, and beliefs that encourage and perpetuate poverty.
Culture of conformity
Cycle of poverty
Culture of poverty
Cycle of violence
c) culture of poverty
The last decade has been witness to a dramatic rise in what kind of debt?
a) student loans
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