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Master Status in Sociology: Definition & Examples

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The following is an example of a master status:

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1. Status prestige is best described as:

2. People are stigmatized for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Master status is a key concept in sociology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its significance and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and characteristics of:

  • Status inconsistency
  • Master status
  • Stigmatization
  • Status prestige

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between statements that do and do not apply to master status
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of master status
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding status prestige, status inconsistency, and stigmatization

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Master Status in Sociology: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what master status signifies in sociology
  • Define prestige through the lens of master status
  • Understand how a status stigma may come about
  • Know what constitutes status inconsistency
  • Further understand master status through provided examples
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