Chapter 11 Education And Religion: Quick Quiz

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Over the years people have been known to believe that the more educated you are the less religious you get. There is some evidence to that but religion is totally different from education. Did you understand the arguments for and against this as per chapter 11 on education and religion? Take up the test below and know for sure where you stand when it comes to this debate. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The latent function of education includes:
    • A. 

      Prolonging adolescence

    • B. 

      The creation and transmission of new knowledge

    • C. 

      The teaching of skills such as writing and reading

    • D. 

      Selection of the most talented for advanced training and the professions

  • 2. 
    Conflict theorists contend that school systems are controlled by:
    • A. 

      Parents

    • B. 

      School superintendents

    • C. 

      The elite

    • D. 

      Politicians

  • 3. 
    Acculturation of education means a way to:
    • A. 

      Transmit the culture from one generation to another

    • B. 

      Bringing people together from various cultural backgrounds

    • C. 

      Working with different racial groups

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The practice of requiring degrees for the most high-paying jobs, even when the degrees do not necessarily signify skills necessary to do the jobs, is called:
    • A. 

      Over education

    • B. 

      Credentialism

    • C. 

      Under education

    • D. 

      Elitism

  • 5. 
    Manifest functions of religion are:
    • A. 

      Providing social solidarity

    • B. 

      Reinforcing social norms or social control

    • C. 

      Emotional security

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The belief that spirits inhabit virtually everything in nature is called:
    • A. 

      Animism

    • B. 

      Monotheism

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      Totemism

  • 7. 
    The religions that believe in one god are known as:
    • A. 

      Monotheistic

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Polygamist

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 8. 
    The organization that has the largest number of adherents is:
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Buddhism

    • D. 

      Judaism

  • 9. 
    Who wrote “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”?
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • D. 

      Buddha