Ascribed Status: Definition & Examples


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What is achieved status?

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1. What is ascribed status?

2. Which of the following is an achieved status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of ascribed statuses in social order. You will be tested on recognizing whether a status is ascribed or achieved and how these both contribute to a person's place in society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to see what you know about the following:

  • Achieved status vs. ascribed status
  • Identifying examples of each status type from a given list
  • Facts about achieved and ascribed statuses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ascribed status
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about people's statuses in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast ascribed and achieved statuses

Additional Learning

Continue delving into the concepts of status and social order via the accompanying lesson, Ascribed Status: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the topics listed below:

  • What the differences between the status types say about the social system
  • The concept of choice as it applies to a person's status
  • The role of merit in a person's status