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1.  As a social institution, Ihe economy:
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2.  Over the course of human history, changes in which of the following ha\'c brought the greatest changes to the economy?
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3.  The text dcscribes three technological revolutions that transfonned all of social life. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
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4.  As societies industrialize,:1 smaller sharc of the population works in which of the following locations'!
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5.  The Industrial Revolution Was based on:
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6.  Early factories in New Engi:lnd, where the Industrial Revolution first developed in the United States:
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7.  The postindustrial ecollomy is defined by:
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8.  What sector of the econolllY generates raw materials directly from the natural environment?
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9.  Tuming metals into automobiles is work that falls within the:
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10.  Looking at economics around the world. the primary sector is the largest in:
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11.  The expansion of office work marks the growth of the economy's:
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12.  In Ihe United States, about what percentage of lite labor force perfomls tertiary sector work?
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13.  The concept "global economy" refers to:
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14.  Globalization of the economy means that
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15.  N a capitalist economic systcm. "justice" amounts to:
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16.  The United Stales is amoslly capitalist nation because:
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17.  Socialism is an economic system in which there is:
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18.  In ~cialist economic system. "justice" amounts to:
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19.  Which of the following concepts refcrs to a political and economic systcm that combines a mostly markct·based economy with extensive social welfare programs?
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20.  An example ofa country with a mostly private economy and extensive social welfare programs is:
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21.  The concept "state cllpitillism" refers to a system in which:
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22.  Contrasted to socialist economic systems, capitalist economic systems Iypieally:
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23.  Conceming the issue of personal freedom. capitalist systems emphasize peoplc's______ • while socialisl systems emphasize people's________ .
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24.  In the United States about what share of the population aged sixteen and older is in the paid labor force?
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25.  Over the course of the last century. the number of people involved in agricultural work:
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26.  Yesterday's family fanns have given way to:
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27.  The concept "primary labor markct" refers to:
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28.  In recent decades. union membership:
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29.  Whieh of the fol1owinl; would be included in the operation of the underground cconomy?
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30.  Which category orthe U.S. population is showing the greatest Iabor·force increase in tcrms of percentagc?
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31.  Computers are having which of the rollowing effects on the workplace?
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32.  The concept "oligopoly" refers to:
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33.  Modemization theorists see large corporations as:
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34.  Dependency theorists see large corporations as:
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35.  The ch'lptcr-opening story 'lboutthe class at New York's Bronx Community College explains that:
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36.  Human beings are all:
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37.  Race refers to______ _~ considered important by a society; ethnicity refers to -----------'
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38.  A family leaves Russia and takes up residellce in the United States, where they gradually lose cultural tr<lditiolls. Doing so, these people have modified their:
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39.  Which of the following is Ihe largest minority category within the U.S. population?
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40.  111 the United States. minorities typically have less:
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41.  ACl.:ording to thc most reccnt data, African Ameril.:ans accounted for about what perl.:cntage orthe U.S. population?
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42.  Which ofthc following statements about prejudice is true'!
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43.  Based all research using the social dislance scale. you can correctly say that U.S. college studenls today:
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44.  Scapegoat theory slates that prejudice is created by:
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45.  Authoritarian personality theory states that extreme prejudice is:
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46.  Conflict theory states lhat prejudice is:
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47.  While prejudice is a maHer of_______ . discrimination is a matter of ___________.
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48.  Institutional prejudice alld discriminationl refers to lhe fact that:
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49.  The idea that prejudice and discrimination form a vicious cycle means that:
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50.  The claim that defining members of some minority as inferior will make them inferior is one applisatlon of:
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51.  Thc United Stales is not lruly pluralistic because:
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52.  Assimilation refers to the pattern by which:
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53.  In the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, the existence ofthe "Negro leagues," with all African-American players, is an example of:
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54.  Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton documented which of the following patterns in U.S. inner cities?
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55.  The killing of people in the Darfur region ofAfrica is a recent example of:
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56.  When the first Europeans arrived in the Americas in the fifteenth century, Native Americans:
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57.  Native Americans gained the right to U.S. citizenship in:
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58.  What Gunnar Myrdal called the "American dilemma" was:
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59.  Read the following statements. Which one is correct?
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60.  The largest category of Asian Americans in the United States is people of__ancestry.
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61.  Which ofthe following categories ofthe U.S. population is most likely to own and operate a small business?
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62.  The Hispanic population of the United States is:
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63.  Arab Americans are a U.S. minority that:
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64.  The concept "white ethnics" refers to:
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65.  From which world regions do most oftoday's immigrants come?
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66.  Politics is a social institution that is defined in tenns ofa society's:
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67.  Max Weber defined power as:
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68.  Preindustrial societies, explained Max Weber, are characterized by having:
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69.  Industrialization increases the importance of which type ofauthority?
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70.  As Max Weber saw it, the essential difference between power and authority is that:
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71.  People who attract followers, including Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, display:
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72.  Which ofthe following concepts refers to a political system in which a single family rules from generation to generation?
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73.  In Max Weber's view, monarchy claims legitimacy based on:
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74.  Which ofthe following concepts refers to a political system in which power resides in the hands of the people as a whole?
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75.  For which ofthe following reasons might you argue that the United States is not truly democratic?
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76.  In 2008, about what percentage of the world's people lived in countries that can be considered politically "free?"
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77.  The concept "political economy" refers to:
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78.  Capitalist societies base their claim to democracy on:
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79.  Socialist societies base their claim to democracy on:
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80.  A totalitarian political system:
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81.  Which ofthe following statements correctly describes how the U.S. population falls on the political spectrum?
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82.  The gun lobby is an example of a:
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83.  Which ofthe following statements about political parties in the United States is true?
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84.  In the United States,__people tend to vote Democratic, while__people mostly vote Republican.
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85.  In the 2008 presidential election, about what percentage of registered voters actually went to the polls?
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86.  A pluralist approach to the U.S. political system suggests that:
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87.  A power-elite approach to the U.S. political system suggests that:
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88.  The Marxist political-economy model suggests that:
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89.  Which ofthe following is a factor encouraging political revolution?
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90.  Terrorism refers to:
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91.  Which ofthe following concepts refers to the use of violence by governments, often against their own people?
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92.  Which 'of all U.S. wars was the most deadly in terms of loss of (U.S.) lives?
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93.  A sociological profile ofmen and women in the U.S. armed forces reveals a large share ofyoung people who:
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94.  About how much money docs the world as a whole spend annually for military purposes?
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95.  The military-industrial complex refers to:
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96.  For almost fifty years, what strategy has kept the peace between the world's nuclear superpowers?
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97.  The family is a social institution that is found in:
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98.  People include as "kin" others linked by:
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99.  A family that includes parents and children as well as other kin is called:
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100.  A family composed of one or two parents and their children is called:
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101.  A system ofmarriage that unites one woman with two or more men is called:
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102.           The concept "patrilocality" refers to:
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103.     Typically, high-income societies make use of which of the following systems to trace ancestry?
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104.     Which ofthe following are counted among the functions of the family?
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105.     A social-exchange analysis of family life is likely consider:
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106.     What is the effect of industrialization on the number of children in a typical family?
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107.     Today's baby boomers are often called the "sandwich generation" because:
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108.     Regardless of race, families headed by single women are:
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109.     The recent trend in racially mixed marriages has been:
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110.     Compared to what it was a century ago, the U.S. divorce rate is now:
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111.     Based on the text, which of the following categories ofpeople would you expect to have the highest risk of divorce?
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112.     Most people in the United States who divorce:
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113.     Almost all adults who abuse children typically have what in common?
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114.     Research shows that growing lip in a single-parent family:
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115.     In 1989, which country became the first to permit legal same-sex partnerships with many of the benefits of marriage?
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116.     Looking for evidence about how much the traditional family is eroding, you might point to the fact that:
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117.     The concept of gender refers to:
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118.     The chapter argues that gender is a matter of not just difference but also of differences in:
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119.     On average, do women or men live longer?
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120.     Comparing thc performances of female and male athletes over time shows:
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121.     The point ofdescribing gendcr in the Israeli kibbutzim is to show that:
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122.     Which of the following concepts refers to social organization in which males dominate females?
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123.     What is the form of social organization in which females dominate malcs?
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124.     Based on the map and discussion in the text, where would you go to find societies in which women's social power is lowest compared to that of men?
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125.     Which concept refers to attitudes and activities that a society links to people ofeach sex?
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126.     Where would you look in U.S. schools to find courses in which men outnumber women?
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127.     What share of today's U.S. women are working for income?
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128.     A majority of U.S. women in which of the following categories are in the labor force?
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129.       T he concept "glass ceiling" refers to:
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130.     Which of the following is an important exception to male domination of the U.S. workplace?
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131.     For which of the following categories of the U.S. population is it true that women do most ofthe housework?
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132.     In the United States in 2007. women in the labor force working full time earned__as much as men working full time.
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133.     Recent research reveals that about what share of our country's richest people are women?
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134.     As of.2007, women held about what share of seats in Congress?
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135.     In which ofthe following nations docs the greatest political power of women come closest to that of men?  
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136.     Women have served in the U.S. armed forces:
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137.     Which of the following statements is a correct reason to see women as a minority in the United States  
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138.     Intersection theory explains that which ofthe following is a source of social disadvantage?
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139.     If you could end violence against women in one setting, which ofthe following would reduce this type of violence the most?
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140.     In what percentage of rapes and attempted rapes does the woman know her attacker?
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141.     Most cases of female genital mutilation occur in which ofthe following places?
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142.     Sexual harassment is an important social issue because:
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143.     Structural-functional analysis points out that industrialization encourages:
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144.     Talcott Parsons explained that males tend toward__behavior, while females are more__.
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145.     Engels claimed that men's desire to control their property brought about:
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146.     Which type of feminism accepts the basic organization ofU.S. society, but seeks to give women the same rights and opportunities as men?
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147.     Which type of feminism seeks to end patriarchy by eliminating the idea of gender itself?
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148.     Opposition to feminism is:
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