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Inequality in Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Some women find that they can be promoted to mid-level jobs, such as assistant manager, but that they won't be promoted to top-level jobs, such as general manager or CEO. This trend has been labeled _____.

Question 2 2. Many women complain that even if they work a full time job, they are expected to do most of the housework and childcare in the evening hours, while their husbands relax. This trend in expectations for women is known as the _____.

Question 3 3. Which type of sexism occurs when a society gives different opportunities or advantages to one sex in a specific context?

Question 4 4. What is cultural relativism?

Question 5 5. What is ethnocentrism?

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Question 6 6. Why might ethnocentrism on a global scale lead to dehumanizing others?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is the best example of prejudice?

Question 8 8. A university traditionally offers fewer scholarships to students from lower-income families than to those from higher-income families. The university also has the tendency to pay its immigrant employees less than it pays native-born workers, though neither of these behaviors are part of official university rules. This university engages in _____ discrimination.

Question 9 9. A typically exaggerated and/or oversimplified belief about a certain group of people is known as a(n) _____.

Question 10 10. Layla believes that since both she and John have been with their company for 10 years with a comparable history of success, they should both have an equal chance at receiving an upcoming promotion. This is an example of the most common type of feminism, _____.

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Question 11 11. Which form of feminism is most concerned with current economic and political systems and the ways capitalism serves to continue sexism against women?

Question 12 12. Which form of feminism believes that society would be better off if traditionally feminine traits, such as kindness, were encouraged instead of traditionally masculine traits, such as aggression?

Question 13 13. How did Sherif resolve the intergroup conflict in his Robbers Cave experiment?

Question 14 14. Which of these activities is most likely to reduce prejudice between groups?

Question 15 15. The desegregation of U.S. schools in the 1950s showed that contact alone does not reduce prejudice. In addition to contact, which of the following conditions is needed to reduce prejudice in a group?

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Question 16 16. When two or more groups coexist in the same place, it is called _____.

Question 17 17. Laura is from Costa Rica. She married José who is from México, where they currently live. Now that Laura lives in México, she has integrated elements from the Mexican culture into her daily life. This is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. During the Holocaust, the Nazis killed millions of people because they were Jewish. This is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 19 19. The wealthy tend to be more _____ on social issues, but more _____ on economic issues.

Question 20 20. Children from poor families are how many times more likely to die from disease, accidents, neglect, or violence during the first year of life when compared to those children born to wealthy families?

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Question 21 21. Sociologists do not distinguish between income and wealth.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is TRUE about the effect of social subordination on minority groups in the U.S.?

Question 23 23. Which of the following socially-constructed categories is considered an ethnicity?

Question 24 24. A basic distinction between 'race' and 'ethnicity' is that race is based on _____, whereas ethnicity is defined by _____.

Question 25 25. Some companies promote men to top-level positions easily, allowing them to rise through promotions as if by magic. This trend is known as _____.

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Question 26 26. What is the greatest weakness of cultural relativism?

Question 27 27. A specific police officer thinks that African-Americans are more likely to commit crimes, so he purposefully stops African-American drivers more often than individuals of other races. This is known as _____ discrimination.

Question 28 28. All of the following are specific types of feminism, EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. The contact hypothesis says that _____.

Question 30 30. The legal separation of groups of people is called _____.

Inequality in Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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