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  • 1. 
    What term do sociologists use to refer to a large group of people who rank closely together in property, power, and prestige? 
    • A. 

      Social class

    • B. 

      Social aggregate

    • C. 

      Social cliche

    • D. 

      Social group


  • 2. 
    Why do some people in Los Angeles list their address as "Beverly Hills" but then use the correct zip code for Los Angeles?
    • A. 

      It is a means by which people display prestige

    • B. 

      The mail will be delivered sooner because the address is more specific

    • C. 

      Los Angeles is so large an area that a more specific breakdown of address is needed.

    • D. 

      It is a way people gain a sense of community.


  • 3. 
    Judy cleans homes for very wealthy cilents. She also does some personal catering for her wealthiest clients during their holiday season. As a result, she earns about three times more than the average person in her small, rural hometown. Based on this information, what is the most likely way that Judy's friends and neighbors will react to her?
    • A. 

      Judy's neighbors will envy her and try to enter the same line of work.

    • B. 

      Judy will he held in high esteem by her neighbors because of her wealth.

    • C. 

      Judy's neighbors will ignore what she makes and more likely consider her a scrub woman.

    • D. 

      Judy will be considered status consistent as long as she does not consider herself as a member of the elite.


  • 4. 
    In addition to the criteria of wealth, power, and prestige, what other component did Kahl and Gilbert include in their six-tier model of class in capitalist countries?
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Sex

    • C. 

      Ethnicity

    • D. 

      Education


  • 5. 
    How does being a member of the capitalist class affect one's ability to find an eligible spouse?
    • A. 

      Capitalists have the greatest range of potential spouses because of their wealth.

    • B. 

      Capitalists have about the same range of potential souses as all other classes.

    • C. 

      The field of potential spouses for capitalists is much narrower than for other classes.

    • D. 

      The field of potential spouses for capitalists is wider than today than in the past because of fewer background expectations.


  • 6. 
    What phrase best describes how working class people think about economic and social issues?
    • A. 

      The working class is conservative on both economic and social issues.

    • B. 

      The working class is more liberal on economic isseus and more conservative on social issues.

    • C. 

      The working class is liberal on both economic and social issues.

    • D. 

      The working class is more conservative on economic issues and more liberal on social issues.


  • 7. 
    What is it called when the same number of people move up and down the social class ladder, such that, on balance, the social class system shows little change?
    • A. 

      Structural mobility

    • B. 

      Generational mobility

    • C. 

      Exchange mobility

    • D. 

      Occupational mobility


  • 8. 
    What is the variable that most distinguishes one race from another?
    • A. 

      Cultural characteristics

    • B. 

      Physical characteristics

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Language


  • 9. 
    What are two major myths about race that are refuted in the text?
    • A. 

      The concept of race is a myth, and the use of skin color to determine race is a false indicator.

    • B. 

      The people of ancient civilizations were blind to race, and race determines one's social class.

    • C. 

      Certain races are superior to others, and pure races exist.

    • D. 

      Intelligence is directly related to the lightness of ones skin, and athletic ability to the darkness of one's skin.


  • 10. 
    Hindu was a choice on the U.S. Census as a race from 1920-1940. What is the most logical reason it was removed?
    • A. 

      There are virtually no Hindus living in the US

    • B. 

      Hindu is a religion, not a race.

    • C. 

      All Hindus are Indians, therefore the term was redudant.

    • D. 

      Hindus wanted to be identified as Americans.


  • 11. 
    Prejudice describes _________ while discrimination describes _____.
    • A. 

      Values; attitudes

    • B. 

      Norms' beliefs

    • C. 

      Attitudes; actions

    • D. 

      Actions; attitudes


  • 12. 
    People who are African American and Hispanic are often turned down for loans, even though their credit histories are similar to whtie applicants. What do sociologist call this form of treatment?
    • A. 

      Individual prejudice

    • B. 

      Institutional prejudice

    • C. 

      Individual discrimination

    • D. 

      Institutional discrimination


  • 13. 
    Police officers and other people who must enforce rules, regulations, and lawas are often accused of exhibiting prejudice because they view the world as "black and white" without shades of gray. Based on thsi assessment, which statement is most applicable?
    • A. 

      Police officers are guilty of practicing institutional discrimination.

    • B. 

      Police officers consider minorities and the poor their scapegoats.

    • C. 

      The behavior of police officers can be attributed to the authoritarian personality.

    • D. 

      Police officers have a habit of practicing individual discrimination.


  • 14. 
    Which sociological perspective is teh concept of selective perception most affiliated?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict Theory

    • C. 

      Symbolic interactionaism

    • D. 

      Exchange theory


  • 15. 
    What term describes a form of internal colonialism practiced in South Africa when dominant White Afrikaners explioited black Africans?
    • A. 

      Subjugation

    • B. 

      Ethnic cleansing

    • C. 

      Forced assimliation

    • D. 

      Apartheid


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