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Thinking About Sociology, Second Edition - Chapter 12

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) Discrimination
b) Social hierarchy
c) Social inequality
d) Socioeconomic status

Question 2:


a) Social stratification
b) Social decay
c) Market failure
d) A feature of capitalism

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


a) Family support
b) Secular charities
c) Food banks
d) Religious organizations

Question 5:


a) Second-generation immigrants
b) Recent immigrants
c) Baby boomers
d) The working poor

Question 6:


a) Class types
b) Hegemonic concepts
c) Pure or ideal types
d) Platonic ideas

Question 7:


a) Genetic classicism
b) Reproduction of aristocracy
c) Reproduction of class identity
d) Line of succession

Question 8:


a) Intrapersonal negotiation
b) Symbolic negotiation
c) Intergroup negotiation
d) Interpersonal negotiation

Question 9:


a) Upward social mobility
b) Social progress
c) The American Dream
d) Consumer paradise

Question 10:


a) Stage
b) Field
c) Local context
d) Social setting

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