Sociology Test 10 - 01Apr2011

Sociology Test 10

01 April 2011

COS 7: Social Stratification

 

1.       Define: social stratification

2.       Define: inequality

3.       Define: social differentiation

4.       Explain in a lengthy paragraph the progression and changes with between each of the following: hunting and gathering societies, simple horticultural societies, advanced horticultural societies, agrarian societies, and industrial societies. Explain specifically the changes in social differentiation.

5.       Explain why the caste system is considered a closed system. How does the caste system work? Tell some details about the caste system. This is a discussion question… not a one sentence answer!!!

6.       Explain why the class system is considered an open system. How does the class system work? Tell some details about the class system. This is a discussion question… not a one sentence answer!!!

7.       The three sources of power in society are class, status, and party. Explain in a lengthy paragraph this means. Give examples also.

8.       Define: life chances

9.       What life chances do you have, based on your present socioeconomic status? Give three examples and discuss them.

10.    Define: ideology

11.    Give an example of an ideology

12.    Explain what is meant by false consciousness

13.    Explain what is meant by class consciousness

14.    Define: upward mobility

15.    Define: downward mobility

16.    Define intragenerational mobility

17.    Define intergenerational mobility

18.    Is the distribution of wealth in the United States fair? Balanced? Equal? Explain your answer in a brief paragraph.

19.    Is health care a social or political issue? Is it both or neither? Explain your answer in a brief paragraph.

20.    Is the middle class splitting? Is it growing smaller or larger? Why? How? Where is the middle class going then? Explain your answer in a brief paragraph.

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