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Quiz 7

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Quiz 7

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do gender age, and race-ethnicity share in respect to their sociological significance?
    • A. 

      They all have a univeral meaning etween and among cultures.

    • B. 

      They are all master statuses that cut across all aspects of social life.

    • C. 

      The meanings of these statuses remain unchanged in the ilfe course.

    • D. 

      They are all acheived statuses that determine success in life

  • 2. 
    What is an unequal access to power, prestige, and property based on ones' sex?
    • A. 

      Sex-typing

    • B. 

      Sexual harrassment

    • C. 

      Gender stratification

    • D. 

      Matriarchy

  • 3. 
    Which of the following illustrates the normal male chromosome configuration?
    • A. 

      XX

    • B. 

      XY

    • C. 

      XXY

    • D. 

      XYY

  • 4. 
    In addition to testosterone levels, what other variables did the Vietnam veterans study examine as teh possible cause of aggressive male behavior?
    • A. 

      Level of education

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Social class

    • D. 

      Arrest records

  • 5. 
    In what countries mentioned in teh text has mass media helped create an incipent women's movement by showing women that other gender relationships are possible?
    • A. 

      China and japan

    • B. 

      Iran and afghanisatan

    • C. 

      India and north korea

    • D. 

      Iraq and turkey

  • 6. 
    How did Frederick Engels explain the development of patriarchy?
    • A. 

      Patriarchy came with the development of private property

    • B. 

      Patriarchy was a part of the englightment and the rise of positivism

    • C. 

      Patriarchy was connected to the invention of teh steam engine in 1765

    • D. 

      Patriarchy was as old as mankind and originated in the garden of eden.

  • 7. 
    Female circumcision is a custom in some societies. How do feminists view this practice?
    • A. 

      They consider it a cultural ritual designed to intensify female desire

    • B. 

      They consider it a form of ritual torture to control female sexuality

    • C. 

      They feel it is functional for the society where this custom is practiced

    • D. 

      They consider it a ritual to enhance female attractiveness

  • 8. 
    Research of hospital records revealed that women were more likel than men to die from cornoary bypass surgery. When researchers looked for an answer, what did they discover was the most likely cause of these differing rates in death from this surgery?
    • A. 

      Unintentional sexual discrimination

    • B. 

      Women waiting longer to visit the doctor than men

    • C. 

      Women usually being older when the opeartion was done

    • D. 

      The operation being a more difficult procedure for women

  • 9. 
    Leticia has worked for twenty years in the public relations department of a large firm and has been the vice-president for the past ten years. it is unlikely she will ever be promoted to the top executive position in her firm even though she has directed several successful projects and is quite capable. what sociological concept doess this scenario illustrate?
    • A. 

      Glass ceiling

    • B. 

      Glass elevator

    • C. 

      Mommy track

    • D. 

      Sexual harrassment

  • 10. 
    What would a comparative analysis of the Tiwi and the Abkhasians illustrate regarding the meanings that people attach to aging?
    • A. 

      Age has a smiliar meaning in most societies

    • B. 

      Age is dependent on ones physical appearance

    • C. 

      Age is socially constructed

    • D. 

      Age is dependent upon one's individual attitude and personality

  • 11. 
    What is the term used to describe the number of years people can plan on living?
    • A. 

      Lifespan

    • B. 

      Life course

    • C. 

      Life chance

    • D. 

      Life expectancy

  • 12. 
    In which sociological perspective do theorists focus on how the meaning of "old age" shifts based on the changing conditions of society?
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Exchange theory

    • D. 

      Symbolic interactionism

  • 13. 
    Because the first of the baby boom generation are now in their 60's how will thsi translate into how membres of society view teh elderly and why?
    • A. 

      The image of the elderly will remain the same because younger people ahve teh greatest influence in determing the image of the elderly

    • B. 

      The image of the elderly will improve because of their vast numbers and economic clout

    • C. 

      The image of teh elderly will be one of suspiciion because they are more competitvie in the labor market.

    • D. 

      The image of the elderly wil ldecrease because of the burden they placeo n society.

  • 14. 
    As the baby boom generation reaches retirement age, how will it affect the US job market?
    • A. 

      Many jobs will open up at roughly the same time

    • B. 

      Fewer jobs will be open during this period

    • C. 

      The labor market will nto be affected either way

    • D. 

      Teh gross nations product will rise

  • 15. 
    Which theory of aging suggests people adjust to old age by maintaing ties with their pastg?
    • A. 

      Activity theory

    • B. 

      Continuity theory

    • C. 

      Exhange theory

    • D. 

      Subcultural theory