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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction, Second Edition: Chapter 9

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) making a big deal about nothing
b) having no sense of humour
c) censoring words and phrases that exhibit and promote racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination
d) None of the above.

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) grade 12
b) grade 9
c) grade 10
d) Both b. and c. above.

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

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