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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Name Chapter 8--Stratification: United States and Global Perspectives
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Which of the following is NOT one of the three lessons about social stratification that is illustrated in Brym and Lie's
discussion of the 1975 Italian movie, Swept Away.
Answer It is possible to be rich without working hard because one can inherit wealth.
One can work hard without becoming rich.
Something about human beings leads them to love the rich and hate the poor.
Something about the structure of society causes inequality.
none of these choices
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Robinson Crusoe, Swept Away, and Titanic all illustrate issues of social inequality because they:
Answer illustrate patterns of social relations that underlie and shape inequality
illustrate how Hollywood dramatizes social inequality
criticize inequality in everyday life
all of these choices
none of these choices
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Robinson Crusoe, Swept Away, and Titanic all illustrate how social inequality can have powerful consequences for the
way we live. They do this by:
Answer illustrating patterns of social relations that underlie and shape inequality
illustrating how Hollywood minimizes social inequality
criticizing inequality in everyday life
all of these choices
none of these choices
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The authors argue that Titanic examines:
Answer the inescapable patterns of social relations that underlie and shape inequality
the personal determination of stratification
the influence of media on our understanding of the world
how love and crisis can overcome social stratification
none of these choices
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The idea that society is organized in layers or strata is called:
Answer sociology
social stratification
social organization
social interaction
social archeology
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If you were to look at American society and see people organized into different layers based on their access to
resources such as money or wealth, you would be thinking about:
Answer sociology
social stratification
social organization
social interaction
social archeology
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The assets you own and control compose your:
Answer money
sense of self
social organization of everyday life
income
wealth
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A home, a car, and some appliances are all examples of:
Answer money
sense of self
social organization of everyday life
income
wealth
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What you are able to earn in a given period of time is known as your:
Answer money
sense of self
social organization of everyday life
income
wealth
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According to Brym and Lie, there is greater disparity in the distribution of ____ than in the distribution of ____.
Answer money, jobs
wealth, income
inheritance, pay
income, wealth
race, gender
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The reason that sociologists know little about the distribution of wealth is because:
Answer Americans hide their wealth
Americans all have such great wealth compared to other countries
Americans are not required to report their wealth
In America assets are always greater than debt
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Thirty-seven percent of all national wealth is owned by:
Answer the government
Bill Gates
the richest 1% of Americans
the richest 10% of Americans
foreign governments
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Students of social stratification often divide populations into categories of unequal size that differ in their lifestyle.
These are often called:
Answer income classes
income strata
wealth strata
stratum
income and wealth strata
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Sociologists divide populations into a number of equal-sized statistical categories, usually called:
Answer income classes
income strata
wealth strata
stratum
income and wealth strata
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If a sociologist divides households into five separate and equal levels by income, this would be called:
Answer income classes
income strata
wealth strata
stratum
income and wealth strata
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The upper-upper class that comprises less than one percent of the United States population was once described as:
Answer patrician
the elite
the power elite
old money
new money
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Many members of the upper-upper class ____ their wealth.
Answer squander
inherit
give away all
hoard all
hide all
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In recent decades a substantial number of people have entered the upper-upper class. These people are called:
Answer patrician
the elite
the power elite
old money
new money
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New members of the upper-upper class are:
Answer still overwhelmingly white
overwhelmingly non-Hispanic
concentrated in high-tech areas
all of these choices
none of these choices
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Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle, represents a case of:
Answer a patrician
the technological elite
the power elite
old money
new money