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Which of the following statements is true regarding a caste system of stratification? a. Contemporary examples include some South American societies where landholding elites maintain a dictatorship over peasants. b. One's place in the stratification system is an ascribed status. c. The ownership of property and the exercise of power are monopolized by the elite. d. Class determines the different access individuals have to societal resources. status: not answered () correct: b your answer: 2 Which of the following statements is false regarding social class? a. Class influences how one is served by social institutions. b. Class can be directly observed. c. Class is a structural phenomenon. d. Class influences access to societal resources. status: not answered () correct: b your answer: 3 Karl Marx defined classes in terms of their relationship to: a. the means of production. b. life chances. c. capitalism. d. the infrastructure of society. status: not answered () correct: a your answer: 4 Max Weber referred to the political dimension of stratification as: a. status. b. party. c. prestige. d. class. status: not answered () correct: b your answer:
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5 To explain stratification, ________ propose that the roles filled by the upper classes are essential for a cohesive and smoothly running society. a. functionalists b. evolutionists c. symbolic interactionists d. conflict theorists status: not answered () correct: a your answer: 6 The process by which people end up in a given position in the stratification system is called: a. life chances. b. status attainment. c. class consciousness. d. status mobility. status: not answered () correct: b your answer: 7 The prestige attached to occupations is most strongly tied to: a. the wages associated with each occupation.
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