Ch.5 Mult. Choice

  1. The most important bases of stratification in a modern industrial society are the various roles that individuals play in the:

    A. economic system.
  2. The theory that inequality is necessary to ensure that people will work harder at jobs that require greater skill is known as:

    C. functional theory.
  3. The theory that inequality is imposed on society by those who stand to gain something is known as:

    A. conflict theory.
  4. Which of the following is a principal objective criteria of social class?

    A. all of these choices
  5. The largest of the four classes by percentage is:

    A. middle.
  6. All of the following are factors that reduce class conflict in the U.S. EXCEPT a:

    C. high level of education.
  7. When individuals perform distinct, assigned functions, there is:

    C. a division of labor.
  8. The acknowledged and expected functions of societal relations or an institution are called:

    A. manifest functions.
  9. The unrecognized or unanticipated functions of societal relations or an institution are called:

    B. latent functions.
  10. Which of the following is not a characteristic trait of a postmodern society?

    A. A large upper class.
  11. The social science discipline most likely to deal with stratification and class is

    B. sociology
  12. A category and ranking in the stratification system is known as

    D. social class
  13. People's movement on the scale of social classes is known as

    D. social mobility
  14. The undesirable by-products of relations or institutions are called

    B. dysfunctions
  15. When referring to poor agrarian societies, social scientists usually use the term:

    C. less developed countries
  16. The concept of a "power elite" as one that is drawn from the top corporate, governmental, and military institutions comes from:

    A. Mills
  17. All of the following continents would have a majority of LDCs ( less developed countries) except:

    D. Europe
  18. Which of these would have the highest birth rate?

    C. Mexico
  19. Which of the following is NOT one of the so-called "4 Dragons" of Asia?

    D. North Korea
  20. C. Wright Mills said that power rests in three domains. Which was NOT one of the three domains of power?

    D. educational elites
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Ch.5 Mult. Choice
Chapter 5: Power & Social Class