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Foundations of Sociology: Chapter 16

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) The notion that a student's school performance reflects natural ability and the school system provides mobility for lower-class and minority students who work hard to succeed
b) Relationship differences between teachers and students, among students, and between students and the institution
c) Both A and B
d) None of the above

Question 2:


a) Analyzing social systems and looking for strengths and weaknesses
b) Reading the textbook and finding the right answer
c) Copying down and memorizing the instructor's notes from the board
d) Finding information on an assigned topic and writing it up in one's own words

Question 3:


a) School officials denying that their schools are unequal in any way
b) Students' beliefs that their placement into various tracking positions is fair
c) Not censoring words and phrases that exhibit and promote racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination
d) Parents' beliefs that students are unfairly penalized through excessive homework

Question 4:


a) The rate of unemployment
b) Regional disparity
c) Discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, disability, or lack of appropriate credentials
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) Hierarchal observation
b) Normalizing judgment
c) Examination
d) All of the above

Question 6:


a) The corporate nature of post-secondary institutions
b) The acceptance of plagiarism by influential leaders in society
c) The Internet
d) Both A and B

Question 7:


a) Disqualified knowledges
b) Inappropriate knowledges
c) Covert knowledges
d) Discrepant knowledges

Question 8:


a) Aboriginal and other marginalized voices in curricular material
b) Academic research tied to corporate agendas
c) Contracting out full-time faculty jobs to part-timers
d) Grade inflation

Question 9:


a) Credentialism
b) Cultural capital
c) Hierarchical observation
d) Cultures of education

Question 10:


a) Credentials
b) Non-traditional
c) Access
d) Revenue

Question 11:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 12:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 13:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 14:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 15:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 16:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 17:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 18:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 19:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 20:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE