Test 2 2009 - SOC101Y BRYM TEST #2 2 DECEMBER 2009 Part 1...

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1 SOC101Y – BRYM TEST #2 2 DECEMBER 2009 Part 1 of this test contains two short-answer questions worth 50 percent of the test. You must answer both questions in the booklet provided. Each answer should comprise about twelve well thought-out, concise, complete sentences in grammatical English. Double-space your answers and make sure they are legible. Write your name and student ID number on the cover of the answer booklet. Part 2 contains 25 multiple-choice questions worth 50 percent of the test. You must answer all questions. Determine the best answer to each question and mark your answer on the Scantron sheet. Use a dark pencil and fill in each box completely. Write your student ID number on the Scantron sheet. You have 75 minutes to complete the test. Devote about 50 minutes to Part 1 and 25 minutes to Part 2. The test is worth 20 percent of your final grade. Mark your multiple choice answers on your test paper and keep it so you can check your answers later. You may use a paper, English-foreign language dictionary if an invigilator inspects it before the test begins and a non-programmable calculator. PART ONE: SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS (worth 50 percent of the test) 1. What is the main difference between Durkheim’s and Weber’s theory of religion? Outline their theories in your answer. 2. Do you agree or disagree with the view that class stratification faded in importance in the 20 th and early 21 st centuries? Provide evidence from readings and lectures to support your opinion. PART TWO: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS (worth 50 percent of the test) Questions based mainly on lectures 1. Sharon has $10,000 of taxable income. Her marginal tax rate is 15 percent. Vikram has $12,000 of taxable income. His marginal tax rate is 20 percent. Both Sharon and Vikram deposit $1,000 in their RRSPs. What are the tax savings of Sharon and Vikram, respectively? a. $1,500 and $2,400 b. $150 and $240 c. $150 and $200 d. $15 and $20 2. Between 2006 and 2007, prices increased 3 percent. Between 2007 and 2008, prices increased another 2 percent. In 2008, how much is $250 worth in 2006 dollars? a. $255.00 b. $245.00 c. $237.96 d. $238.10 3. Approximately what percentage of the 15 wealthiest people in Canada inherited a substantial part of their fortune? a. 100 percent b. 50 percent c. 25 percent d. 0 percent
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2 4. Between 1951 and 2005, the relative income of the wealthiest quintile of Canadians and the average real income of all Canadians changed. Respectively, these changes can best be described as: a. an increase of less than 1 percent and an increase of more than 100 percent b. a decrease of less than 1 percent and an increase of more than 100 percent c. a decrease of less than 1 percent and a decrease of less than 20 percent d. an increase of less than 1 percent and a decrease of less than 20 percent 5. Most social mobility is: a. upward b. intergenerational c. structural d. all of the above e. a and c only 6. Diversity of opinion in the news media increases with increases in:
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