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3. Sociologists often point out that systems of stratification in the United States systematically favor white men. Sometimes people contest this, pointing to wealthy and powerful black women like Oprah Winfrey or Toni Morrison. A valid counterpoint to this argument is that:a. black women are often the exception to this tendencyb. Winfrey and Morrison have higher social status because of other markers of class that they inherited, like regional accentsc. stratification is a characteristic of a society, rather than a reflection of individual differencesd. systems of stratification have almost entirely disappeared in the last decadee. women like these must have inherited a high social status from their parentsANS: C
NOT: AppliedDIF: HardREF: Page 211OBJ: Stratification and Inequality (I)4. What sort of social mobility is possible in a caste system?
DIF: EasyREF: Page 212OBJ: Caste (I.B.ii)5. Apartheid is a specific example of what system of social stratification?
DIF: MediumREF: Page 212OBJ: Apartheid (I.B.ii.a)6. What system of stratification is commonly used in capitalist societies?
DIF: EasyREF: Page 213OBJ: Social Class (I.B.iii)7. What criteria does a social class system use to stratify its members?a. heredityb. type of jobc. wealth, property, power, and prestiged. only income 
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e. raceANS: C
NOT: FactualDIF: EasyREF: Page 213OBJ: Social Class in the United States (I.B.iii.a)8. What is the relationship between social class and race, ethnicity, gender, and age in the UnitedStates today?

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