Chapter 6 Webtext - Shelby Griffin February 4,2019 February 11,2019 SOC 100 Webtext Questions Chapter 6 Why is There Inequality 6.1 Introduction 1

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Shelby Griffin February 4,2019- February 11,2019 SOC 100 Webtext Questions Chapter 6: Why is There Inequality? 6.1: Introduction 1 In what way is Ron Finley trying to help solve problems caused by social stratification? a By helping people without access to healthy food grow their own in urban gardens. b By opening innovative schools in underserved areas. c By political activism to promote clean water access in developing countries. d By 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 Stratification 2 Which of the following is true in so-called closed societies? a There is more vertical mobility than in open societies. b Many people can move up or even down. c You have virtually no chance of moving up or down. d Only 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 Systems 3 In 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? a A caste system. b A class system. c An estate system. d A capitalist system. Correct. In a caste system, people are born into unequal groups based on their parents’ status and remain in these groups for the rest of their lives. 6.4: Class Systems 4 Which of the following is true, according to sociologist Max Weber? a Societies have no social stratification. b The primary dimension of stratification in class systems is economic.
c Class systems are based on three dimensions of stratification: wealth, power, and prestige. d Our 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 View Poll Question 5 Based on the information in the Theory Snapshot, which theory do you think will best help to explain the stratification we saw in the Ron Finley story? a Functionalism b Conflict Theory c Symbolic Interactionism 6 Which of the following is true stratification, according to the functionalist view? a It is neither necessary nor inevitable. b It affects people’s beliefs, lifestyles, daily interaction, and conceptions of themselves. c It results from lack of opportunity. d It 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.

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