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  • 1. 
    What term did sociologist Randall Collins apply to industrical nations due to their tendcy to use diplomas and degrees to determine who is eligible for a job?
    • A. 

      Invisible societies

    • B. 

      Credential societies

    • C. 

      Bureaucratic societies

    • D. 

      Academic societies

  • 2. 
    In the LIN, who is most likely to participate in a formal education program beyond the first couple of grades?
    • A. 

      Most children are formally educated because of the need to enhance human capital

    • B. 

      Only the lower and middle classes because the uper class are set for life

    • C. 

      Primarily the middle class because of the middle class measuring rod concept

    • D. 

      Primarily the wealthy because of the relative high cost of educatoin in these nations

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are manifest fucntions of the American education system?
    • A. 

      Teaching knowledge and skills, cultural transmission of values, social intergration

    • B. 

      Teaching teh three r's, the hidden curriculum, reproducing the social class system

    • C. 

      Providing child care service for working parents, the hidden curriculum, social integration

    • D. 

      TEaching computer ltieracy, the hidden curriculum, reproducing the social class system

  • 4. 
    Edinboror University of Pennsylvania has one of the largest enrollments of disabled students in teh US. Their extracurricular activies include wheelcahair athletics, and the special needs of all students are met through an extensive office of disabilities. What term applies to Edinboror's effort to incorportate sutdents with disablities into regular school activies?
    • A. 

      Tracking

    • B. 

      Gatekeeping

    • C. 

      Mainstreaming

    • D. 

      Social placement

  • 5. 
    What functions of U.S. schools have expanded and now rival some family functions?
    • A. 

      Sex education and cooking

    • B. 

      Child care and religion

    • C. 

      Like skills and health education

    • D. 

      Child care and sex education

  • 6. 
    What is the major criticism a conflict theorist would make of the hidden curriculum?
    • A. 

      It dumb down the curriculum for all tsudents

    • B. 

      It promotes individualism and a loss of national identity

    • C. 

      It is based on socialist beliefs that are outdated

    • D. 

      It perpetuates social inequalities

  • 7. 
    What variable did Ray Rist identify as being the underlying basis for assigning children to different learning groups in kindergarten?
    • A. 

      Social class

    • B. 

      Physical attractiveness

    • C. 

      Language skills

    • D. 

      Individual IQ scores

  • 8. 
    In the US today, one-third of all entering college freshmen have an overall high school grade point average of A- or higher, twice what it was in 1970. What is the reason for thsi increase in students with high grades?
    • A. 

      Students are laerning more

    • B. 

      Teachers have inflated grades

    • C. 

      Students now retain mroe information than before

    • D. 

      Most students can read at a higher grade level

  • 9. 
    Tommie has a high school diploma but is having exceptional difficulty findinga job ebecause he has difficulty reading the classified ads and completing employment applications. Tommie is a good example of a problem in education referred to as
    • A. 

      Tracking

    • B. 

      Functional illiteracy

    • C. 

      Mainstreaming

    • D. 

      Social integration

  • 10. 
    What is the primary purpose sociologist study religion?
    • A. 

      To determine which religions are genuine and which are cults

    • B. 

      To evaluate the truth of a religions teaching

    • C. 

      To study the role relgion plays in peoples lives

    • D. 

      To seek proof that some relgions are better than others

  • 11. 
    What are the three elements of religion, based on Durkheim's writings?
    • A. 

      The salvation of souls, te life hereafter, a unified view of the world

    • B. 

      Beliefs, practices, a moral community

    • C. 

      The pastoral, the congregation, the concept of god

    • D. 

      The church, the membership, the minister

  • 12. 
    Next week Anthony and Maria will attend the confirmation of their nephew Leo. The conformation ceremony is aka as an _____ because it helps unite people into a moral community.
    • A. 

      Evangelic event

    • B. 

      Religious revival

    • C. 

      Ecclesia

    • D. 

      Ritual

  • 13. 
    What is a relgious belief that presents a unifying picture of the universe?
    • A. 

      Cosmology

    • B. 

      Ecclesia

    • C. 

      Revelation

    • D. 

      Rapture

  • 14. 
    Which social scientist is credited with saying, religion is the sign of the oppressed...the opium of the people?
    • A. 

      Emile durkheim

    • B. 

      Talcott parsons

    • C. 

      Karl marx

    • D. 

      Hebert spencer

  • 15. 
    What did Weber call hte self-denying approach to life practied by members of various religions?
    • A. 

      The protestant ethic

    • B. 

      The spirit of capitalism

    • C. 

      The mediterranean ethic

    • D. 

      The communish manifesto