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Shelby GriffinFebruary 4,2019- February 11,2019SOC 100Webtext QuestionsChapter 6: Why is There Inequality?6.1: Introduction1In what way is Ron Finley trying to help solve problems caused by social stratification?aBy helping people without access to healthy food grow their own in urban gardens.bBy opening innovative schools in underserved areas.cBy political activism to promote clean water access in developing countries.dBy organizing benefits to house homeless families.Correct.The Ron Finley Project addresses the problem of food deserts—a frequent correlate of urban poverty—by promoting the idea of urban agriculture.6.2: Systems of Stratification2Which of the following is true in so-called closed societies? aThere is more vertical mobility than in open societies.bMany people can move up or even down.cYou have virtually no chance of moving up or down.dOnly some people can move up or down.Correct.In closed societies, such as slavery or caste systems, you have virtually no chance of moving up or down.6.3: Systems of Stratification: Estate and Caste Systems3In which system are people born into unequal groups based on their parent’s status and remain in these groups for the rest of their lives? aA caste system.bA class system.cAn estate system.dA capitalist system.Correct.In a caste system, people are born into unequal groups based on their parents’ status andremain in these groups for the rest of their lives.6.4: Class Systems4Which of the following is true, according to sociologist Max Weber? aSocieties have no social stratification.bThe primary dimension of stratification in class systems is economic.
cClass systems are based on three dimensions of stratification: wealth, power, and prestige.dOur ranking in society depends on whether we own the means of production.Correct.According to sociologist Max Weber, class systems are based on three dimensions of stratification: wealth, power, and prestige.6.5: Explaining Stratification: The Functionalist ViewPoll Question5Based on the information in the Theory Snapshot, which theory do you think will best help toexplain the stratification we saw in the Ron Finley story? aFunctionalismbConflict TheorycSymbolic Interactionism6Which of the following is true stratification, according to the functionalist view?aIt is neither necessary nor inevitable.bIt affects people’s beliefs, lifestyles, daily interaction, and conceptions of themselves.cIt results from lack of opportunity.dIt is necessary to induce people with special intelligence, knowledge, and skills to enter the most important occupations.Correct.According to the functionalist view, stratification is necessary to induce people with special intelligence, knowledge, and skills to enter the most important occupations.