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Sociology Quiz Exam 3

27 Questions
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This is a test over chapters 8,9,15 for the exam

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following WAS NOT considered by Max Weber to be incolved in an individual's ssocial position?
    • A. 

      Social Power

    • B. 

      Economic class (property)

    • C. 

      The means of production. (production)

    • D. 

      Social staus or prestige

  • 2. 
    The "feminization of poverty" refers to the fact that, in the United States:
    • A. 

      There are very few rich women

    • B. 

      A larger share of the poor are women

    • C. 

      Women have fewer and fewer rights

    • D. 

      Fewer women are working for income

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about the lower middle class (Gilbert and Kahl, 1993) is FALSE?
    • A. 

      This class represents about 1/3 of all americans

    • B. 

      People in the lower middle class do not vote elections

    • C. 

      People in this class possess some wealth

    • D. 

      Occupations in this class include "white collar jobs" and highly skilled crafts and trades

  • 4. 
    In the Gilbert and Kahl social class model (1993), the Capitalist class is divided into:
    • A. 

      Conservatives and liberals

    • B. 

      The rich and the poor

    • C. 

      Men and women

    • D. 

      Old money and new money

  • 5. 
    The chapter-opening account of passenger deaths that accompanied the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic shows that:
    • A. 

      Social stratification can sometimes be a matter of life and death

    • B. 

      All people have the same right to life

    • C. 

      Life boats for rich passengers were made better than the life boats for poor passengers

    • D. 

      Technology cannot prevent tragedy

  • 6. 
    Ideology refers to:
    • A. 

      Plato's belief that stratification was good for society

    • B. 

      How social inequality fosters greed in individuals

    • C. 

      The study of social inequality

    • D. 

      Cultural beliefs that justify social stratification

  • 7. 
    In the united states, which of the following age categories has the highest poverty rate?
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Young people in their 20's

    • C. 

      Middle-aged persons

    • D. 

      Seniors over age 65

  • 8. 
    In the United states, it is correct to say that social position is simply a reflection of a person's talents and ablitites
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Caste systems encourage romantic love as the basis of marriage
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    About 40% of US families have little or no wealth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics of poor countries?
    • A. 

      Low levels of stratification

    • B. 

      Cultural resistance to innovation

    • C. 

      High levels of population increase

    • D. 

      The use of relatively little advanced technology

  • 12. 
    The basic idea behind demographic transition theory is that:
    • A. 

      Population increase is now mostly found in high-income nations

    • B. 

      Population patterns reflect a society's level of technological development

    • C. 

      Population increase will outstrip the planet's ability to support us

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 13. 
    The deadly fire in bangladeshi sweatshop described in the opening to the chapter shows that:
    • A. 

      Factory jobs are hard to find in low-income nations

    • B. 

      Bangladesh has suffered a number of natural disasters in recent years

    • C. 

      The lives of the world's poor are far worse than most people in the US realize

    • D. 

      Individual dumping is a hazard to human health everywhere

  • 14. 
    Modernization theory claims that:
    • A. 

      Most poor nations were richer in the past

    • B. 

      The main cause of poverty involve multinational corporations

    • C. 

      Poor nations can never become rich in today's world

    • D. 

      The main causes of poverty involve culture and technology

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason that throughout history, families had many children
    • A. 

      Birth control was unreliable, at best

    • B. 

      Many children born did not survive to adulthood

    • C. 

      Most parents had so much love to share w/their children

    • D. 

      Children were a needed source of labor

  • 16. 
    "Neocolonization" refers to the process by which:
    • A. 

      Countries grant independence to former colonies

    • B. 

      Companies operate in many countries at one time

    • C. 

      Countries gain new colonies to replace older ones

    • D. 

      Multinational corporations dominate the economy of a poor country

  • 17. 
    Thomas Robert Malthus believed that:
    • A. 

      The key to supporting a population is growing more food

    • B. 

      The world could support an ever-larger population

    • C. 

      Population increase would bring chaos to the world

    • D. 

      Industrialization would reduce the birth rate

  • 18. 
    The wealthiest 20 percent of the global population receives about                    %of all global income
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      80

    • E. 

      99

  • 19. 
    What term refers to  the number of deaths in a given year for every thousand people in a population?
    • A. 

      Kill ratio

    • B. 

      Fecundity

    • C. 

      Crude death rate

    • D. 

      Refined death proportion

  • 20. 
    Demography studies the size and composition of a society's population
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Roughly 1 billion people in the world live in or close to absolute poverty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Those counted among the poor in the United States have about the same standard of living as the poor in low-income nations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    An age-sex pyramid is useful, in part, because it helps predict the demographic future of a society
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In low-income nations, a majority of the people live in villages and small towns where farming is the most common way to make a living.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following ments about caste systems is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Caste systems assign people to certain types of work in each casted category

    • B. 

      Casted systems require that people marry within their own category

    • C. 

      Caste systems encourage people to work hard as a means of advancement

    • D. 

      Caste systems discourage social contact between people of diff. castes

  • 26. 
    In poor countries, the amt of disadvantage that women face (compared to men) is:
    • A. 

      In poor countries, women have higher social standing than men

    • B. 

      Smaller than in rich nations

    • C. 

      About the same as in rich nations

    • D. 

      Greater than in rich countries

  • 27. 
    "Neocolonization" refers to the process by which:
    • A. 

      Countries gain new colonies to replace older ones

    • B. 

      Countries grant independence to former colonies

    • C. 

      Companies operate in many countries at one time

    • D. 

      Multinational corporations dominate the economy of a poor country