Sociology Chapt. 8

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following describes a condition in which members of society have different amounts of welath, prestiges, or power?
    • A. 

      Stratification

    • B. 

      Status inconsistency

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Social inequality

  • 2. 
    In Karl Marx's view, the destruction of the capitalist system will occur only if the working class first develops
    • A. 

      Bourgeois consciousness

    • B. 

      False consciousness

    • C. 

      Class consciousness

    • D. 

      Caste consciousness

  • 3. 
    Which of the following were viewed by Max Weber as analytically distinct components of stratification?
    • A. 

      Conformity, deviance, and social control

    • B. 

      Class, status, and power

    • C. 

      Class, caste, and age

    • D. 

      Class, prestige, and esteem

  • 4. 
    Which sociological perspective argues that stratification is universal and that social inequality is necessary so that people will be motivated to fill socially important positions? 
    • A. 

      The functionalist perspective

    • B. 

      Conflict perspective

    • C. 

      Interactionist perspective

    • D. 

      Labeling perspective

  • 5. 
    British sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf views social classes as groups of people who share common interests resulting from their authority relationships. Dahrendorf's ideology aligns best with which theoretical perspective?
    • A. 

      Functionalist

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Interactionalist

    • D. 

      Sociocultural evolution

  • 6. 
    The respect or admiration that an occupation holds in a society is reffered to as
    • A. 

      Status

    • B. 

      Esteem

    • C. 

      Prestige

    • D. 

      Ranking

  • 7. 
    Approximately how many out of every nine people in the US live(s) below the poevery line established by the federal government
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 8. 
    Which sociologist has applied functionalist analysis to the existence of poverty and argues that various segments of society actually benefit from the existence of the poor?
    • A. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Herbert Gans

  • 9. 
    The poor, minorities, and those who live in rural communities and inner cities are mot as likely to have access to the Internet as other members of the US. This situation is called
    • A. 

      Cybervoid

    • B. 

      Electronic redlining

    • C. 

      Digital divide

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    A plumber whose father was a physician is an example of
    • A. 

      Downward intergenerational mobility

    • B. 

      Upward intergenerational mobility

    • C. 

      Downward intragenerational mobility

    • D. 

      Upward intragenerational mobility