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Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 06

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Question 1:


a) age
b) income
c) verbal fluency
d) paid work

Question 2:


a) Max Weber
b) Karl Marx
c) Edward Grabb
d) Eric Olin Wright

Question 3:


a) the accuracy of his two-class conceptualization of society
b) the inclusion of a so-called middle class
c) whether proletariats are truly exploited, based on Wright's (1997) criteria
d) whether industrialization really is the main cause for the stratification seen in society

Question 4:


a) production processes; control; exploitation
b) class as a social relation; exploitation; status situation
c) inverse interdependence; exclusion; appropriation principles
d) class as a social relation; control; exploitation

Question 5:


a) the exploitation of the working class by their capitalist employers
b) a social group's consciousness of their status and life chances
c) a person's position in the capital, product, and labour markets, based on their economic resources
d) the lifestyle of a social class, as defined by patterns of consumption

Question 6:


a) the belief that power comes from many sources
b) the belief that classes, class situations, parties, and status groups should all be considered when trying to understand class structures
c) the belief that power is a central dimension of class relations
d) the belief that distributional issues are central to class analysis

Question 7:


a) interactionist
b) feminist
c) stratification
d) conflict

Question 8:


a) it challenges original thoughts on how various social classes developed
b) it allows unwaged persons to be included in the class structure
c) it reorganizes the class system to include race, gender, and ethnicity
d) it allows men and women to be equally included

Question 9:


a) functionalist
b) conflict
c) stratification
d) interactionist

Question 10:


a) an under-emphasis on the idea that society operates on the basis of consensus
b) an over-emphasis on issues of power and exploitation
c) an under-emphasise on issues of power and exploitation
d) an over-emphasise on conflict in society

Question 11:


a) members of the working-class who achieve class consciousness tend to be more unhappy with their lives than those who experience false consciousness
b) there is increasing polarization of income in Canada
c) working-class families do not value education as much as middle-class families do
d) regions characterized by high levels of income inequality have higher mortality rates than do regions characterized by more equal income distribution

Question 12:


a) ownership of the means of production
b) significant political power
c) credentials
d) material wealth

Question 13:


a) relations of production
b) means of production
c) the mode of production
d) relations of distribution

Question 14:


a) own large corporations
b) control the labour power of others
c) own the means of production
d) have university degrees

Question 15:


a) social capital
b) cultural capital
c) parental SES
d) all of the above