11.The term “the American paradox” refers to: a.the rates of poverty

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11.The term “the American paradox” refers to:

a.the rates of poverty and how they are measured

b.the productivity and the achievement that accompanies it

c.the contradiction between achievements and growing inequality

d.the worsening health indicators among children

12.The prestige that is attached to a particular occupation is heavily influenced by which of the following:

a.the amount of the future earnings that a person in this occupation will have

b.the number of people employed in this particular field

c.the amount of education required for this job

d.the family’s reputation in the community

13.All of the following influence the amount of prestige people attach to an occupation EXCEPT:

a.the amount of education required for the job

b.the amount of income that the job provides

c.the degree of authority associated with the job

d.the fringe benefits attached to the job

14.Which of the following statements about occupational prestige is correct?

a.Blue-collar jobs tend to have higher prestige than white-collar jobs.

b.People tend to value all occupations essentially equally.

c.The prestige of a job is heavily influenced by the amount of education it requires.

d.The salary associated with a job is the most important factor determining its prestige.

15.Which of the following has the highest occupational prestige score?


b.College professor

c.Factory owner


16.Which of the following seems to have the lower occupation prestige score?




d.Garbage collector

17.In the Jeffersonian view of American society:

a.factory workers were the dominant class of stratification

b.most families lived on farms or ran small commercial enterprises

c.the majority of classes consisted of plantation owners and their slaves

d.the United States had a complex system of stratification

18.Which of the following statements BEST describes the position of Native Americans in the 1830s?

a.After several generations, they would be granted citizenship.

b.They tended to live mixed in with the rest of the population.

c.They were considered a pariah class.

d.They were fully assimilated into the class structure.

19.Which of the following was not a part of the culture of Middletown as described by Helen and Robert Lynd?

a.control over one's assets

b.free competition

c.private property

d.shared wealth and power

20.In the Middletown of today

a.the upper class still has a significant influence.

b.the lower class has the most influence.

c.class structure is much less cohesive and clear-cut.

d.none of the these



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