Sociology Exam 3 study guide

Sociology Exam 3 study guide - Study Guide for American...

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Study Guide for American Family, Spring 2011, with Dr. Maria Schmeeckle Exam 3 consists of 50 multiple choice questions (2 points each). There are items from class presentations from 3/17 up through 4/7. As for readings, you’ll need to study Obama’s Dreams from my Father book Part 3 (Chapters 15-19, and the Epilogue), Malcolm Gladwell’s chapter (on electronic reserve) called “Epilogue: A Jamaican Story”, and Cherlin’s The Marriage-Go-Round 8 exam items have been modified from student-submitted questions. The remaining questions have been written by me (Maria). General advice To do well, you will need to have a strong familiarity with the book (beyond what was reinforced in class) as well as class presentations from each class meeting. You need to be able to assess carefully all the possible answers to the multiple choice questions, recognizing when an answer is wrong so you can eliminate it and identify the correct answer. Material Covered and additional tips for each: Mike Doherty’s presentation to the class (see his slides, posted in Blackboard) ~ what is the general concern and advocacy focus of the Children’s Rights Council of Illinois?: Focuses on the needs of children from split households Finding Oprah’s Roots, Finding Your Own (this DVD is on reserve on the 6 th floor of Milner) ~major steps recommended by genealogists for those who wish to research their family history: internet searches, land records, Salt Lake City Library, Historian ~things Henry Louis Gates learned about his own family ancestry while making the video (there are several) Half his ancestors were white after DNA test ~things Oprah learned about her family ancestry throughout the video (there are several): After DNA test: she is 89% African, 3 % East Asia, 8 % Native American Dreams book, in general ~know who the following people are and their significance to Obama’s experience in Kenya: Auma( ) Roy() Abo()Bernard() Mark, David, Zeituni, Sarah, Sayid, Onyango, Granny, Akuma Dreams book, Chap. 15 ~why did Auma have mixed feelings about being in Kenya? She moved home from Germany; she is independent, educated, doing well on her own but her family is not doing well so they ask her for money and this makes it hard for her to reach her own goals ~what was the situation with Aunt Sarah? She is not in contact with the family because she is mad about who got Obama Sr. inheritance Dreams book, Chap. 16 ~what were the details of Aunt Sarah’s point of view, evident in the meeting with Obama and the subsequent explanation by Aunt Zeituni? Sarah said that she was just as smart as Obama
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Sr. and wanted education, but Onyango wouldn’t let her, she also said she was the one who raised Barack so she is bitter. Zeituni said that Sarah was just mad because she thought she should have all the money from Obama Sr. inheritance ~what did Aunt Zeituni mean when she said “if everyone is family, no one is family” That just because everyone is together doesnt mean that everything is easier. OR there were
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