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Question 1

1 out of 1 points
The most typical poor person is _____.
Selected Answer:

white

Correct Answer:

white

Question 2

1 out of 1 points
Working-class families _____.
Selected
Answer:

live at risk for unemployment as their firms "downsize" by laying off workers even in good
times

Correct Answer:

live at risk for unemployment as their firms "downsize" by laying off workers even in good
times

Question 3

1 out of 1 points
Estate systems _____.
Selected Answer:

are characterized by control of land

Correct Answer:

are characterized by control of land

Question 4

1 out of 1 points
According to Karl Marx, what was the primary dimension of stratification in class systems?
Selected Answer:

Economy

Correct Answer:

Economy

Question 5

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Poverty _____.
Selected
Answer:

is rooted in the lack of will power, laziness, or other moral failings of poor individuals
themselves

Correct
Answer:

is seen as a logical and inevitable outcome of, and adaptation to, the problem of being poor

Question 6

1 out of 1 points
The most closed system of stratification is _____.
Selected Answer:

slavery

Correct Answer:

slavery

Question 7

1 out of 1 points
According to sociologist Max Weber, _____.
Selected
Answer:

class systems are based on three dimensions of stratification: class, power, and prestige

Correct Answer:

Question 8

class systems are based on three dimensions of stratification: class, power, and prestige

1 out of 1 points
As defined by the Census Bureau, _____ is being poor for at least two consecutive months in some time period.
Selected Answer:

episodic poverty

Correct Answer:

episodic poverty

Question 9

1 out of 1 points
Today's slaves include all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 10

Question 11

Selected Answer:

men working as contract laborers in foreign countries

Correct Answer:

men working as contract laborers in foreign countries

1 out of 1 points
Functionalist sociologists rely on measures of _____ such as education, income, and occupation, to determine
someone's social class.
Selected Answer:

socioeconomic status

Correct Answer:

socioeconomic status

1 out of 1 points
According to this theory, global stratification results from a failure of poor nations to have the beliefs, values,
and practices necessary for industrialization and rapid economic growth.
Selected Answer:

Modernization theory

Correct Answer:

Modernization theory

Question 12

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following is true about the upper-middle class versus the lower-middle class?
Selected

Answer: Many people in the lower-middle class have college degrees, usually from the less prestigious
colleges, but many also have two-year degrees or only a high school degree.
Correct

Answer: Many people in the lower-middle class have college degrees, usually from the less prestigious
colleges, but many also have two-year degrees or only a high school degree.

Question 13

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A(n) _____ is a set of beliefs that supports the status quo.
Selected Answer:

ideology

Correct Answer:

ideology

Question 14

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following is true about economic inequality in the United States?

Question 15

Selected
Answer:

The ratio for degree of inequality in the United States-4.86-far exceeds that for any other
nation.

Correct
Answer:

The ratio for degree of inequality in the United States-4.86-far exceeds that for any other
nation.

1 out of 1 points
In a(n) _____ system, people are born into unequal groups based on their parents' status and remain in these
groups for the rest of their lives.
Selected Answer:

caste

Correct Answer:

caste