Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige


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'SES' stands for:

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1. Which stratification system does the United States use?

2. All societies categorize and rank members in a hierarchy. This is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social stratification affects the way people live and work in the United States. To see how much you know about this universal concept, use this quiz and worksheet. Questions will test you on social hierarchy terminology and some specific types of social stratification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, test yourself on the following:

  • How social stratification works in the U.S.
  • Terms for social categorization and moving along the social hierarchy
  • Standings based on education

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social stratification
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define main acronyms, such as SES
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about stratification systems

Additional Learning

To learn more about social stratification, review the accompanying lesson called Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power & Prestige. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define social stratification in general
  • Understand how social stratification works in the U.S.
  • Pinpoint the effect of social class on a person's wealth and prestige
  • Learn how education relates to social status in the U.S.
  • Read about the way social stratification affects multiple generations