Assigned Status in Sociology: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following terms refers to a place that you hold in a social system that you did not choose or earn?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to a position that a person holds in a social system that is either chosen or earned by merit?

2. Which of the following is an example of an assigned status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you comprehend the assigned status in sociology with this worksheet/quiz. Topics on the quiz include a specific place in a social system that is given and one that's been earned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to test what you know about the following:

  • Status that is assigned
  • Another name for that distinction
  • What assigned status influences

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of status in a social system and how it's connected to behavior
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding status that isn't earned
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as status that's earned and status that is given

Additional Learning

Learn more about the concepts of social status from the lesson called Assigned Status in Sociology: Definition & Examples. Consider the following study points:

  • Real-world example of social status
  • The characteristics of different statuses
  • How people can be born into status