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The issue of social equality has been on the airwaves for centuries now. Problems ranging from colorism, gender, and race have often been the cause of segregation in society.
Over time, various authors and philosophers have propounded theories to help identify and define social strata.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It clearly states that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". The statement reflects the philosophy of _______ and his idea that we are all equal in certain natural rights.

    • A.

      Locke

    • B.

      Nozick

    • C.

      Montesquieu

    • D.

      Hobbes

    Correct Answer
    A. Locke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Locke. The statement is referring to the philosophy of John Locke, who believed that all individuals are equal and have certain natural rights that cannot be taken away. Locke's ideas greatly influenced the concept of human rights and the notion of equality in Western political thought.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the author of Injustice : Why social inequality still persists.

    • A.

      Lydia Morris

    • B.

      Daniel Dorling

    • C.

      Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

    • D.

      Louis Zeppelin 

    Correct Answer
    B. Daniel Dorling
    Explanation
    Daniel Dorling is the author of "Injustice: Why social inequality still persists."

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  • 3. 

    Who said this? "To ensure equity...we need to recognize that the university structure and its organizational culture have traditionally privileged some and marginalized other; we need to go beyond theoretical concepts of equality by eliminating _______ _______ that hinder the equal participation of members of all groups; we need to create and equality of condition, not merely an equality of opportunity".

    • A.

      Maya Angelou

    • B.

      Barbara Croon

    • C.

      Sharon Kohn

    • D.

      Alfred Miles

    Correct Answer
    C. Sharon Kohn
  • 4. 

    _______________________,author of Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University, talks about equality of condition in their work as well and how it correlates to freedom of individuals.

    • A.

      Sharon Kohn

    • B.

      Brianna Rodgers

    • C.

      Katherine Bishman

    • D.

      Adelaide Peters-Rock

    Correct Answer
    A. Sharon Kohn
  • 5. 

    The two main theories under social inequality in sociology are Fundamental Theory and 

    • A.

      Minimalist Theory

    • B.

      Conflict Theory

    • C.

      Complex Theory

    • D.

      Computational Theory

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflict Theory
    Explanation
    Conflict theory is one of the two main theories under social inequality in sociology. This theory suggests that society is divided into different groups with conflicting interests, such as the rich and the poor or employers and employees. It argues that social inequality arises from these conflicts and power struggles between these groups. Conflict theory emphasizes the role of power and coercion in maintaining social inequality and highlights the importance of social change and revolution to address these inequalities.

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  • 6. 

    _____________________ is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in certain respects, including civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and equal access to certain social goods and services

    • A.

      Social Balance

    • B.

      Social Stratification

    • C.

      Social Equality

    • D.

      Social Amalgamation

    Correct Answer
    C. Social Equality
    Explanation
    Social equality refers to a state of affairs where all individuals in a society or isolated group have equal status in terms of civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights, and access to social goods and services. In this state, there is no discrimination or hierarchy based on factors such as race, gender, or social class. It promotes fairness and equal opportunities for all members of the society, ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to succeed and thrive.

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  • 7. 

    _______________________, the author of You May Ask Yourself, claims that ontological equality can also be used to put forth the notion that poverty is virtue.

    • A.

      Sharon Kohn

    • B.

      Nathaniel Bristlart

    • C.

      Dalton Conley

    • D.

      Richard Bremman

    Correct Answer
    C. Dalton Conley
    Explanation
    Dalton Conley, the author of You May Ask Yourself, claims that ontological equality can also be used to put forth the notion that poverty is virtue.

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  • 8. 

    _________________does not require the presence of legally enforced social class or caste boundaries and the absence of discrimination motivated by an inalienable part of a person's identity.

    • A.

      Social equality

    • B.

      Social stratification

    • C.

      Social imbalance

    • D.

      Social segregation

    Correct Answer
    A. Social equality
    Explanation
    Social equality refers to a state where there are no legally enforced social class or caste boundaries and discrimination based on a person's identity is absent. This means that individuals are treated equally regardless of their social status, caste, or any other inherent characteristic. Social equality promotes fairness, justice, and equal opportunities for everyone, ensuring that all individuals have the same rights and privileges in society. It aims to create a society where there is no discrimination or inequality based on factors such as race, gender, religion, or socioeconomic status.

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  • 9. 

    This concept can be applied to society by saying that no one has a head start. This means that, for any social equality issue dealing with wealth, social prestige, power, or any of that sort, the equality of _______ _______ can defend the idea that everyone had the same start

    • A.

      Opportunity standard

    • B.

      Societal standard

    • C.

      Pivotal standard

    • D.

      Discriminatory standard

    Correct Answer
    A. Opportunity standard
    Explanation
    The concept of "Opportunity standard" can be applied to society by stating that no one has a head start. This means that, for any social equality issue dealing with wealth, social prestige, power, or any of that sort, the equality of opportunity standard can defend the idea that everyone had the same start. This standard promotes the idea that everyone should have equal access to opportunities, regardless of their background or circumstances, in order to level the playing field and promote fairness in society.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the personalities is not an advocate for social equality?

    • A.

      Martin Luther King Jnr

    • B.

      Adolf Hitler

    • C.

      Jesse Jackson

    • D.

      Aung San Suu Kyi

    Correct Answer
    B. Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    Adolf Hitler is not an advocate for social equality because he was the leader of the Nazi party and implemented policies that promoted the superiority of the Aryan race, leading to the persecution and genocide of millions of people, including Jews, Romani people, disabled individuals, and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi regime. His ideology was based on racial hierarchy and discrimination, which is the opposite of social equality.

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