Question 1 A homeless person whose father was a physician has experienced:

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Question 1 A homeless person whose father was a physician has experienced:
a.vertical mobility
b.downward mobility
c.lateral mobility
d.a bummer

Question 2
Biological theories often view crime as emanating from deteriorated and deprived lower class neighborhoods.
a.True
b.False

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Question 3
Gangs may be attractive because they meet normal social and psychological needs.
a.True
b.False

Question 4
According to your text, which of the followingis not a predictor of whether a U.S. family is poor?
a.work ethic
b.race
c.female head of household
d.ethnicity

Question 5
____________ arises when it unclear as to what people in society should aspire toward and/or how to achieve these goals.
a.anomie
b.psychosis
c.ethnocentrism

Question 6
Wealth and income are the same thing.
a.True
b.False

Question 7
Capitalist, upper-middle, lower-middle, working class, working poor, and underclass represent the class system in the:
a.United States
b.third world nations
c.Russia
d.none of the above

Question 8
A monarchy form of government represents charismatic authority.
a.True
b.False

Question 9
A ritualist is one who over conforms to society’s prescriptions. A common example is a bureaucrat.
a.True
b.False
Question 10
People in the ___________ class are more likely to be liberal on economic issues and conservative on social issues.
a.working/blue collar
b.upper
c.upper middle
d.all of the above

Question 11
Who of the following could be called a charismatic leader?
a.Al Gore
b.Registrar of Motor Vehicles
c.Martin Luther King, Jr.
d.the president of a large corporation

Question 12
Laissez-faire capitalism exists today in the United states as it did in the 19th century.
a.True
b.False

Question 13
The “self-fulfilling prophecy” is a basic assumption of which theory?
a.Generalized Other
b.Differential Association
c.Cartographic Theory
d.Labeling Theory

Question 14
According to the conflict theory of social stratification, the rich are rich because they held a monopoly over society’s scarce and valued assets.
a.true
b.false

Question 15
Which of the following approaches attempts to understand deviance in terms of factors that lie outside of the individual?
a.biological
b.psychological
c.sociological
d.genetic

Question 16
Max Weber maintained that it was the ownership of the means of production that determined one’s place in the strafication system.
a.True
b.False

Question 17
Conspicuous consumption refers to only buying goods and services that are practical.
a.True
b.False

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Question 18
California and Texas have proportionately more poor people as compared to New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
a.True
b.False

Question 19
A policeman who flags down a motorist is using rational-legal authority
a.True
b.False

Question 20
Functionalists believe that any one group is prevented from gaining control of the government because of:
a.the existence of pluralism.
b.the use of checks and balances.
c.the presence of many interest groups to which politicians must pay attention.
d.All of the above
Question 21
The functionalist theory of social class portrays stratification as:
a.positive
b.natural
c.a conspiracy of the rich
d.a and b only
Question 22
Most people obey the law and social norms because they have been socialized to internalize the cultural standards.
a.True
b.False
Question 23
According to conflict theorists, the ruling class is:
a.a group that meets together and agrees on specific matters.
b.a group which tends to have complete unity on issues.
c.made up of people whose backgrounds and orientations to life are so similar that they automatically share the same goals.

Question 24
Private ownership of the means of production is an essential feature of:
a.communism
b.capitalism
c.hunting and gathering
d.none of the above

Question 25
In the United States, the poor are more likely to be:
a.people who live in the South
b.racial minorities
c.women
d.children
e.all of the above

Question 26
_______________ is the violation of norms that are written into law.
a.crime
b.perversion
c.sin
d.tort
Question 27
A form of social stratification in which positions are awarded based on merit is called a(n):
a.communism
b.open class or meritocracy
c.socialism
d.closed system
Question 28
The ruling class often rules on the basis if ideology rather than force.
a.True
b.False
Question 29
A coalition of military, government and business executives, united by interlocking interests and social affinity, who in Mill’s opinion rule America from behind closed doors is called the:
a.junta
b.power elite
c.the Pentagon
d.CIA

Question 30
Industializing nations include:
a.United States
b.Canada
c.Russia
d.Kenya
e.b and c

Question 31
Which of the following is the most important determinant to one’s socioeconomic status?
a.income
b.occupation
c.education
d.life-style

Question 32
The store manager at a shoe store at the mall would sociologically be considered to be of which of the following social classes?
a.working poor
b.lower middle class
c.upper middle class
d.old money

Question 33
The joint ownership of a business enterprise, whose liabilities and obligations are separate from those of its owners is a(n):
a.oligopoly
b.monopoly
c.corporation
d.total institutions

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