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Quiz for Chapter 12

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. ________ is a composite measure of an individual's social standing that includes a number of dimensions.

a) Economic status
b) Socioeconomic status
c) Social capital
d) Socio-cultural influences

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2. The term ________ was used to refer to marginalized and often criminal people who lived on the crumbs of society.

a) 'the underclass'
b) 'proletariat'
c) 'lumpenproletariat'
d) 'grifters'

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3. While the rates of low family income have been falling among Canadian-born groups, they have been rising rapidly among ________.

a) second-generation immigrants
b) recent immigrants
c) baby boomers
d) the working poor

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4. The illusion of personal independence that many of us living under capitalism hold so dear is based on ________.

a) the Enlightenment
b) individualism
c) technology
d) our ability to own things

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5. Poverty advocates point to a growing reliance on ________.

a) family support
b) secular charities
c) food banks
d) religious organizations

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True or False Questions

1. Commodities are goods and services that are produced to meet the immediate needs of those who produce them

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2. Accurate data on salaries and wages are not widely available

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3. There has been a shift in immigrant source countries to Canada from Europe and the United States to Asia and Africa

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4. Marx pointed out that in all societies, economic activities including the production, exchange, and consumption of goods are always social activities

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5. Weber's primary interest was on the analysis of conflict or exploitation between social classes

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Fill in the Blank Questions

1. The illusion of ________ that many of us living under capitalism hold so dear is based on our ability to own things, including owning our own capacity for work, our labour power.

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2. Politics for Marx is ___________ as it involves particular social classes

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3. In Marx's view, the ________, by ushering in capitalism, effectively created the proletariat, and in so doing, also sowed the seeds of its own destruction.

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4. The ________ of production consists of a system of manorial holdings

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5. The ________ is a measure of the inequality of a statistical dispersion.

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Short Answer Questions

1. How was the decline of the petite bourgeoisie reversed?

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2. What assumption do sociologists share?

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3. What is especially problematic about Weber's classification system?

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4. According to C. Wright Mills, what would happen to the old middle classes?

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5. What forms to status groups take?

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