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1 .   There is gender inequality in almost all societies around the globe . Social scientists believe that there are economic , political , cultural , and religious reasons for this inequality . What level of knowledge is reflected in this statement ?
A. Description
B. Explanation
C. Prescription
D. None of the above
2 .   The ability of individuals to change their position on a social hierarchy is known as ?
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3 .   What is Neo-Marxism ?
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4 .   In our lectures , we discussed Karl Marx and his theory on evolution of society . According to the author , this evolution was a consequence of ?
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5 .   According to our in - class discussion , which country benefited the most from World War II ?
A. Japan
B. USA
C. Germany
D. United Kingdom
6 .   What is the author ’s point of view on American class structure ?
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7 .   According to the author and our in - class discussion , current US economy is predominantly ?
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8 .   Majority of the middle class in the US belongs to ?
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9 .   According to the author which one of the following four variables plays the most important role in social mobility of individuals ?
A. Occupation
B. Education
C. Organizational skills
D. Discipline
10 .   In our discussion on social mobility , we used a story of a senior citizen who suddenly became very rich . How ?
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11 .   According to the functional perspective , negative rate of natural increase is not good for a society . Why not ?
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12 .   What did Herbert Spencer mean by Society as Social Organicism ?
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13 .   Which one of the following concepts was explained in our discussion on Rise and fall of old Civilizations ?
A. Social Inequality
B. Social stratification
C. Evolution of society
D. Society as a living organism
Answer:  D.   Society as a living organism
14 .   According to Herbert Spencer , over time societies change . Which one of the following changes was discussed by him ?
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15 .   Which one of the following statements relates to Parson ’s concept of goal attainment ?
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16 .   According to functional perspective , which one of the following is one of the main features of society ?
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17 .   What is Latency ?
A. Pattern maintenance and Motivation
B. Change through evolution
C. Planned organized change
D. None of the above
Answer:  A.   Pattern maintenance and Motivation
18 .   According to functional perspective , what will lead to social integration and equilibrium in a society ?
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19 .   A system of ranking individuals in terms of their access to and possession of valuable things is the definition of ?
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20 .   In our class , which one of the following was used as an example of man -made social difference ?
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21 .   Based on our discussion on caste system of India , which one of the following statements is correct ?
A. Social stratification is functional
B. Social stratification is dysfunctional
C. Social stratification is cultural
D. Social stratification is natural and God created individuals that are not equal
Answer:  D.   Social stratification is natural and God created individuals that are not equal
22 .   What was the significance of the story used in our class about the earthquake in India ?
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ISS 215Social Differentiation and Inequality ~ Dr. Fayyaz HussainFall 2014 (Exam 1: Form B)IMPORTANT: This exam is the property of Center for Integrative Studies at Michigan State University.Reproduction and sale of this exam in any form is prohibited.Name: _______________________________________________ Student Number: _____________________________=======================================================================================TEXT BOOK BY MARTIN MARGERChapter 1: An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality1.There is gender inequality in almost all societies around the globe. Social scientists believe that there are economic, political, cultural, and religious reasons for this inequality. What level of knowledge is reflected in this statement?A. Description B. Explanation C. Prescription D. None of the above
2.The ability of individuals to change their position on a social hierarchy is known as?
Chapter 2: Theories of Social Inequality3. What is Neo-Marxism?
4.In our lectures, we discussed Karl Marx and his theory on evolution of society. According to the author, this evolution was a consequence of?
Chapter 3: The American Class System5.According to our in-class discussion, which country benefited the most from World War II?A. Japan B. USA C. Germany D. United Kingdom
6.What is the author’s point of view on American class structure?
Chapter 5: The Middle Classes and the Changing Economy7.According to the author and our in-class discussion, current US economy is predominantly?
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