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Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

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In the country of Nod, the citizens are ranked into a hierarchy based on their height. This system is an example of _____.

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1. In _____ social system, the daughter of a dock worker can obtain a higher status after receiving her medical degree.

2. In a caste system, which of the following is NOT determined for members at birth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination can test your understanding of social stratification. The questions on the quiz focus on the key terms related to the topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition and principles of social stratification
  • Characteristic of a class system
  • Changes within the social hierarchy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as social stratification and class system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the social stratification system commonly found in agrarian societies

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Define social stratification
  • Discuss the four principles of social stratification
  • Differentiate between open and closed, class and caste, systems
  • Define and understand social mobility and how this concept relates to open and closed social systems
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