Social Status: Definition, Types & Examples


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Which of the following is an ascribed status?

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1. Which of the following is an achieved status?

2. What is social status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is social status, and how are these statuses applied? You will need to be familiar with the terms used to describe each type of status in order to correctly answer the questions appearing in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on examples and definitions of the following:

  • Social status
  • Ascribed status
  • Achieved status
  • The three types of social status
  • Master status

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social status in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast achieved and ascribed status
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about master status

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Social Status: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore an example of social status
  • Define achieved status
  • Note the criteria needed to attain an achieved status using an example
  • Identify what is meant by ascribed status
  • Discuss master status