Open vs. Closed Stratification Systems


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If you're in one of the classes in a closed stratification system, you will be _____.

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1. If there is stratification in a particular society, then _____.

2. You were born a member of the working class. Your father and mother have been members of that class all of their lives. You know that if you get a college education, you may find a job that is better than your father's and move up to a higher class. You are living in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of open and closed stratification systems. Class movement, characteristics of a closed stratification system and the effects of stratification and closed systems will be the focus of practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, questions will discuss:

  • Effects of stratification
  • Characteristics of classes in a closed stratification system
  • Movement to a higher class
  • Evolution toward more open stratification systems
  • Effects of a closed system

Skills Practiced

These assessments will exercise your abilities in the areas of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about class in a closed system in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stratification systems in a society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the evolution of a society toward more open systems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the effects of a closed system and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, called Open vs. Closed Stratification Systems, will provide a chance for further study on this subject. Goals of this lesson will include:

  • Define key terms, such as stratification
  • Differentiate between open and closed stratification systems in a society
  • Understand the effects of either type of stratification system
  • Recognize real-life examples of open and closed stratification systems