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Sociology- Chapter 8 : Social Stratification

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This quiz covers chapter 8 sections 1-4. You will have only a certain amount of time to take this test. Please raise your hand when you are finished so Miss Eilers can record your grade. Good luck and do not cheat. :)

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  • 1. 
    What is Social Stratification?
    • A. 

      People in poverty

    • B. 

      The different Social Classes in the United States

    • C. 

      The structuring of the different jobs people hold

    • D. 

      The division of the different ethnic groups in the United States

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a social class in the United States?
    • A. 

      Untouchables

    • B. 

      Upper class

    • C. 

      Middle Class

    • D. 

      Lower Class

    • E. 

      Working Poor

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The recognition and attention attached to an occupation

    • B. 

      Discriminating against others

    • C. 

      Classifying yourself as an important person in society

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Comparing the top social class to the lowest social class

    • B. 

      When people are absolutely sure they are NOT poor

    • C. 

      When people do not make enough money to meet their basic needs

  • 6. 
    In the United States, what group of people have the highest poverty percentage?
    • A. 

      Single white men with children

    • B. 

      African American women with children

    • C. 

      Families of 4 or more

    • D. 

      Latino men with no children

  • 7. 
    A __________ is a segment of a population whose members hold similar amounts of scarce resources and share values, norms, and an identifiable lifestyle.
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Social class

    • C. 

      Caste

    • D. 

      Primary group

  • 8. 
    According to Karl Marx, the class of society that labors without owning the means of production is the __________.
    • A. 

      Underclass

    • B. 

      Proletariat

    • C. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • D. 

      Working poor

  • 9. 
    __________ refers to all the economic resources possessed by an individual or group.
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Income

    • C. 

      Prestige

    • D. 

      Power

  • 10. 
    Which dimension of social stratification describes recognition, respect, and admiration attached to social positions?
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Prestige

    • D. 

      Honor

  • 11. 
    According to __________, stratification assures that the most qualified people fill the most important positions, that these qualified people perform their tasks competently, and that they are rewarded for the efforts.
    • A. 

      Conflict theory

    • B. 

      Symbolic interactionism

    • C. 

      Class consciousness

    • D. 

      Functionalism