ssci ch 1 & 2 & 3

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  1. The names or labels given to the categories discussed throughout our text book.
    Answers:
    A. are considered to determine clear and concise boundaries.
    B. are consistent with labels used on census data.
    C. B and C
    D. are arbitrary.
    C. B and C
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following is / are true of diversity in the US today?
    Answers:
    A. the diversity today is the same as diversity in the mid 1900s
    B. today's diversity has increased substantially
    C. today's diversity can be attributed to high rates of immigration
    D. B and C
    D. B and C
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. A minority group is identified by
    Answers:
    A. whether the numbers of individuals in the group are greater or lesser than the numbers of individuals in other groups
    B. the group that has decreased access to power, authority and resources
    C. the group that has increased access to power, authority and resources
    B
  4. __ status refers to the status that is associated with an individual on the basis of birth.
    A. ascribed
    B. achieved
    A
  5. __ status refers to the status that is associated with an individual gaining this status through effort
    A. ascribed
    B. achieved
    B
  6. __ refers to perceived physical differences between groups of people.
    A. ethnicity
    B. race
    B
  7. __ refers to perceived cultural differences between groups of people.
    A. ethnicity
    B. race
    A
  8. Stratification can refer to the unequal distribution of............
    Answers:
    A. educational opportunities
    B. prestige
    C. income
    D. wealth
    E. A, B, C and D
    E
  9. __ is true of stereotypes.
    Answers:
    A. they are usually accurate
    B. They are applied to all individuals in a perceived group
    C. they are overgeneralizations
    D. A and B
    D. A and B
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. A group with greater access to power, resources and authority is considered to be
    Answers:
    A. the dominant group
    B. the core group
    C. the majority group
    D. A, B and C
    D
  11. A law forbidding people of different perceived racial groups from marrying is referred to as a/n __ law.
    A. miscegenation
    B. anti-miscegenation
    C. racial profiling
    b
  12. The concept of __ refers to a merging into one common culture.
    A. culture-merge
    B. cultural joining
    C. assimilation
    c
  13. __ can accurately be applied to the concept of a melting pot.
    A. it can also be referred to as Anglo-conformity in the US
    B. there is an inaccurate assumption that all groups contribute equally
    C. in order to fit in new groups need to give up all culture and replace it with the new culture
    D. A, B and C
    D
  14. The concept of __ maintains that in-coming groups may continue with their individual cultures and identities.
    A. continuance
    B. single assimilation
    C. pluralism
    c
  15. According to ___, a person's individual characteristics and abilities such as educational attainment and skill will impact how fast s/he can gain upward social mobility.
    A. human capital theory
    B. capitalism theory
    C. educational value theory
    D. either B or C
    A
  16. ___ refers to different groups having mutual respect for one another's cultures and heritages.
    A. culturalist
    B. multi-culturalism
    C. social pluralism
    B
  17. __ is when a minority group wants to sever all political, cultural and geographic ties with a majority group.
    A. separatism
    B. severism
    C. bi-culturalism
    A
  18. When societies change from agricultural subsistence technology to an economy based on industry, it is referred to as
    A. subsistence changing
    B. agriculture to industry shift
    C. industrial revolution
    c
  19. Immigrants from ___ were more likely to assimilate into existing US society.
    A. southern Europe
    B. northern Europe
    C. western Europe
    D. Jews from eastern Europe E. B and C
    E
  20. The primary reason for eastern European Jews to immigrate into the US has been
    A. economic concerns
    B. religious persecution
    C. political differences
    D. job opportunities
    B
  21. The term 'anti-Semitism' refers to
    A. prejudice and discrimination towards individuals that are not of the same religion.
    B. prejudice and discrimination towards individuals that are Jewish.
    B
  22. __ refers to immigrants who come into a new country with the ideas of staying long enough to make money that is sent home and then leaving.
    A. sojourners
    B. travelers
    C. temporary migrants
    A
  23. __ impacts the relationship between majority and minority.
    A. subsistence technology
    B. immigration
    C. situational ethnocentrism
    D. sovereignty
    A
  24. According to Blauner, when groups come together due to ___, prejudice and discrimination will be greater.
    A. immigration
    B. colonization
    B
  25. The first group exploited for their labor by elite colonists were
    A. slaves from Africa
    B. indentured servants
    B
  26. In a society with agricultural subsistence technology, energy is supplied by
    A. humans
    B. animals
    C. electricity
    D. A and B
    D
  27. Paternalism is characterized by
    A. very large power differentials
    B. systems of control that are elaborate and repressive
    C. caste-like barriers between groups
    D. elaborate and highly stylized codes of behavior
    E. A, B, C and D
    E
  28. Characteristis that are given to us at birth are __ characteristics.
    A. achieved
    B. ascribed
    B
  29. A caste system is based on __ characteristics
    A. achieved
    B. ascribed
    B
  30. __ is true of Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans.
    A. they were a homogenous culture with very few differences
    B. Native Americans consisted of a great variety of cultures and governments
    B
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