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Social Problems, Fourth Edition: Chapter 14

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) developing countries show a zero or even negative growth
b) population growth is uneven across nations
c) developed countries show a zero growth pattern
d) developing countries accounted for almost 97 per cent of the world population growth during 2010–12

Question 2:


a) wars
b) famine
c) diseases
d) sexual abstinence

Question 3:


a) birth rates have fallen throughout the world
b) death rates have increased throughout the world
c) the sex-ratio has widened throughout the world
d) infant mortality has increased throughout the world

Question 4:


a) defining the scale of neighbourhood
b) measuring appropriate neighbourhood characteristics
c) measuring exposure to neighbourhood
d) measuring gender segregation

Question 5:


a) Jürgen Habermas
b) Ferdinand Tönnies
c) Andre Gunder Frank
d) Thorstein Veblen

Question 6:


a) how racial minorities do not get involved in environmental protection activities
b) how fewer public services are devoted to areas where racial minorities live
c) how racial minorities are perceived as not caring for the environment
d) how racialized groups oppose to environmental projects

Question 7:


a) intensifying racial minority segregation in urban centres
b) leaving city centres with limited tax income to maintain schools and roads
c) suburbanites using use city centre services but not paying for them
d) higher rate of homelessness in urban centres

Question 8:


a) bus
b) train
c) subway
d) car

Question 9:


a) migration of downtown dwellers to the suburbs
b) unplanned growth and undesirable land use
c) migration of suburb dwellers to the downtown core
d) demolishing old downtown architecture for parking space

Question 10:


a) they like to use drugs, which are not allowed in shelters
b) they do not feel safe in the midst of strangers
c) they are expected to participate in support groups
d) they have mental health problems

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