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UExcel Sociology: Education Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Some sociologists believe that _____ is a function of school that perpetuates inequality.

Question 2 2. Which of the following examples represents a function of a school?

Question 3 3. Which of the following descriptions best fits both the controversies of self-fulfilling prophecies and tracking in education?

Question 4 4. Colleges help prepare students for their future careers. This is an example of a _____ function of the school.

Question 5 5. The average age range of compulsory education laws across the U.S. is _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements about standardized testing is NOT true?

Question 7 7. Compulsory education in the U.S. was enacted following _____.

Question 8 8. Why do some cultures believe girls should not be educated?

Question 9 9. In pre-industrial societies, children are often educated _____.

Question 10 10. Which country has one of the world's highest rates of high school graduation?

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Question 11 11. A school's _____ unintentionally teaches students the social attitudes and habits that will allow them to fit into society.

Question 12 12. All of the following are examples of the advantages of tracking in schools, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Richard Daniels has three older siblings who did well in school. At school, every time he meets a new teacher, he usually receives a big smile and is told something similar to, 'I know you'll do well. All of the Daniels kids are smart.' His teachers often call on him in class and value his input. Richard works hard to live up to this expectation. As a result, he performs well academically. This is an example of _____.

Question 14 14. Individuals commonly find mates while attending a college or university. This is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. A child is labeled as having a 'behavioral problem' because he had some behavioral difficulties in his class the previous year. This child ends up frequently acting out and disrupting class the following year with a new teacher. This could be considered an example of _____.

UExcel Sociology: Education Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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