m&f quiz 4

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Functionalist theories argue that since social inequality exists in all societies, it
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Serves an essential purpose
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The fact that American Indians, Latinos, and African Americans are about three times more likely to be poor than Whites is evidence of
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The concentration of poverty by race/ethnicity
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Octavia’s parents are professionals, as are their siblings and most of their friends. They are able to draw on their social networks to help Octavia achieve her goals. This is an example of
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Bourdieu’s social capital
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Beth takes piano lessons, plays on a youth soccer team, attends after-school tutoring and goes to science camp. Beth’s college-educated professional parents engage in a style of parenting called
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Concerted cultivation
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The perspective on social class views class status as being access to a continuum of resources with richer people above poorer people on the socioeconomic ladder:
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Consensus theory
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the capitalist class:
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A very large group
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the middle class:
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May experience periods of poverty
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the lower class:
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A high rate of home ownership
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An important growing trend in U.S. history for the last 50 years has been:
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The increasing growth of inequality
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Which of the following is NOT true regarding poverty and family structure:
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All of the above statements are true. Families with a single-mother head of household are more likely to be poor,Women with less education have more children,People with less education are less likely to marry.
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Conflict theorists begin with the assumption that social inequality is a necessary part of society.
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FALSE
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Consensus theorists assert that class inequality is created by ownership of capital.
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FALSE
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People who own and control property have resources and power over those who do not.
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TRUE
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The sociological concept of life chances posited that the opportunity to succeed is crucial to the definition of class.
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TRUE
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Families are only one of the networks that connects us with social capital, but they might be the most important.
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TRUE
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Marriage across class lines (exogamy) is common.
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FALSE
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Barriers between classes are weak.
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FALSE
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Social class categories and identity are important aspects of family life.
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TRUE
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As the gap between rich and poor increases, it causes insecurity and instability for many families.
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TRUE
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Children are likely to remain in the same social class as the one in which they grow up.
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TRUE
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The fact that American Indians, Latinos, and African Americans are about three times more likely to be poor than whites is evidence of
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the concentration of poverty by race-ethnicity
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Children are likely to remain in the same social class as the one in which they grow up
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true

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