Upperclass Final Quiz

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Upperclass Final Quiz

The final quiz on the socioeconomic charateristics of the American upperclass.


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  • 1. 
    Write a diary entry as a child of the upperclass that uses and depicts all the upperclass characteristics that you have learned. Be sure to be creative and detailed. Each characterisitic given will be worth 3 additional points on your quiz. Remember, language style, spelling, grammar, and word choice are all apart of what typecast someone as apart of the upperclass. (Minimum of 4 paragraphs & 300 words for full credit.)
  • 2. 
    Which statement best explains why formal language is the primary language style used within the American upperlass? 
    • A. 

      Formal language is primarily used within the upperclass so that these individuals can always be prepared for business, political & social intercations with any peer or potential connection.

    • B. 

      Formal language is used most because it is the most easily used.

    • C. 

      Formal language is used most because it can be codeswitched and used when volunteering and heling others.

    • D. 

      Formal lanugage is used because it is the only one that most Americans can understand.

    • E. 

      Formal language is used because the upperclass do not understand how to use casual language.

  • 3. 
      Which answer choice correctly identifies the five factors that determine your social class?    
    • A. 

      Occupation, Wealth, Income, Social Emphasis

    • B. 

      Occupation, Wealth, Income, Social Status

    • C. 

      Observation, Worth, Income, Social Status

    • D. 

      Occupation, Worth, Income, Social Status

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a categorized hidden rule of socioeconomics?
    • A. 

      Social Emphasis

    • B. 

      Prosperity

    • C. 

      World View

    • D. 

      Driving Forces

    • E. 

      Education

  • 5. 
    According to the characteristics of an upperclass family, parents are more likely to express their disappointment of child the most in which scenario?
    • A. 

      The son that drops out of school and joins the circus.

    • B. 

      The daughter that leaves college early to marry an District Judge.

    • C. 

      The son that graduates eary and joins the family business.

    • D. 

      The daughter that chooses to skip college and join the family business early.

    • E. 

      The son that has a baby without being married.

  • 6. 
    Which comment fits most appropriately in a upperclass families dinner conversation?
    • A. 

      "Honey, did you remember to print out our buy one get one free coupon?"

    • B. 

      "Kids, let's vote on which one appetizer we want to order tonight."

    • C. 

      "Honey, we can just eat dessert at home. The ones on the menu are quite expensive."

    • D. 

      "Dad, did you see on TMZ that Brad and Angelina were seen eating lunch here last week?"

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
        What term best describes the possessions of the upperclass?   
    • A. 

      Legacies

    • B. 

      Pedigrees

    • C. 

      “One of a Kind” objects

    • D. 

      Uniquely rare items that showcase financial wealth

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which would be a good example of social exclusion as shown in the upperclass?
    • A. 

      Helping to build a Habitat for Humanity Home

    • B. 

      Getting chosen to on the "Deal or No Deal" Gameshow

    • C. 

      Being chosen to give the valedictorian speech at graduation

    • D. 

      Giving the Salvation Army Santa Clause a donation at Wal-Mart

    • E. 

      VIP exclusive access to a popular concert

  • 9. 
    What are the five factors that categorize someone into a socioeconomic class? (Spelling is important!)