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GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. John is a manager at an auto manufacturing plant. His family has been working with the company for years. His father, for example, used to work in fabrication, and his grandfather was employed as a loader who moved materials into the factory. What type of mobility does this scenario describe?

Question 2 2. Which of these is true of a society with high equality.

Question 3 3. _____ refers to salary and any other money that is regularly received, while _____ is the total value of all assets excluding outstanding debt.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is characteristic of higher income countries?

Question 5 5. Bart has struggled to find a good job, which would help get his family of five off government assistance and out of their dilapidated apartment building. Instead, Bart works a minimum wage job as an unskilled worker. Bart is part of which social class?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is characteristic of low-income countries?

Question 7 7. What can be said of society in which it is relatively easy to change social classes?

Question 8 8. What do we call a group of people with differences and similarities in physical and biological traits that are considered to be socially significant?

Question 9 9. A healthy and growing economy presents increased opportunities for which of these types of mobility?

Question 10 10. What do we call the set of learned behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that characterize a society or a people group?

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Question 11 11. Social mobility is _____

Question 12 12. What is the basis for most class systems, both ancient and modern?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a source of power for older adults?

Question 14 14. The three-world model that was constructed during the Cold War was based on _____

Question 15 15. One reason industrialized societies might not respect older adults is because modern societies are focused on:

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Question 16 16. Are people of the same race always of the same culture? Why or why not?

Question 17 17. What is social stratification?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about the American middle class system is FALSE?

Question 19 19. How did Karl Marx see the division of society?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of horizontal mobility?

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Question 21 21. Which stratification system does the United States use?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of vertical mobility?

Question 23 23. Jill lives in a country that was one of the first to industrialize. The economy is capital intensive and advanced technologically. Her country is considered a _____ country.

Question 24 24. What do we call shared cultural practices and perspectives that set a people group apart from others?

Question 25 25. In the U.S., some people hold higher social standings because they have jobs or positions that require advanced educational degrees. This is known as:

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Question 26 26. 'SES' stands for:

Question 27 27. Global stratification is _____

Question 28 28. Members of the _____ tend to have a low educational level, are not highly skilled, and work minimum-wage jobs.

Question 29 29. Older adults often have civil and political power in cultures where their ____ is valued.

Question 30 30. Vanna was born into an old money family and lives off a generous trust fund. She spends much of her time working with charity organizations and attending social events. Vanna is a member of which social class?

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification Chapter Exam Instructions

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