SOC 300 Week 11 Final Exam Part 2

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SOC 300 Week 11 Final Exam Part 2

  1. Why did Maria move to Rocinha?
  2. How does Eric Obuh see scavenging work in the Lagos dump? Choose the BEST answer.
  3. How does the author characterize government and NGO attempts to interact with the favelas?
  4. Which of the following do the “bailes” in Rocinha BEST represent?
  5. According to the author’s account, which of the following statements about Rocinha is true?
  6. How does Jane describe the cycle of poverty for girls who don’t go on to secondary school?
  7. Which of the following is true about Malawi?
  8. Which of the following is one of the indicators of human development used to determine the Human Development Index?
  9. Which of the following statements describing China’s trajectory is true?
  10. Which of the following is true about India?
  11. Which of the following statements summarizes the views of “health trap” skeptics?
  12. Which of the following statements summarizes Rosling’s view on what constitutes a “developing” country?
  13. What did the studies of bed net recipients through the TAMTAM program reveal about usage rates and bed net cost?
  14. Which of the following sentences summarizes the authors’ thoughts on the impact of “faith” on people’s health decision-making process? Choose the BEST answer.
  15. Which of the following is cited as a benefit of the health investments suggested by the authors?
  16. Which of the following is a common complaint made by critics of modern development, regardless of their ideological position? Choose the BEST answer.
  17. What is the approach of this advertisement? Choose the BEST answer.
  18. What distinction does Moyo draw between the Marshall Plan and typical development programs?
  19. How do the Peace Corps volunteers featured in this report describe their experience?
  20. Which of the following beliefs does Illich credit for motivating American volunteers to go to Mexico and help? Choose the BEST answer.
  21. Which of the following statements about Chile’s economic progress is true?
  22. Which of the following BEST describes Rwanda’s postwar development program?
  23. What problem with the “scarf project” is underscored in the text? Choose the BEST answer.
  24. Which of the following statements about India’s recent information technology (IT) boom is true?
  25. Which of the following is a reason given by the author for the reduction in the number of children born to Bangladeshi women?
  26. Return back to the PDF page that breaks down MDGs success by region, “Millennium Development Goals: 2012 Progress Chart.” Most of the world’s progress toward Goal 1 has been made in which region?
  27. Which of the following statements regarding progress toward meeting this goal is true?
  28. No one speaker or article can resolve such a complicated issue as development, but Novogratz reminds us of a few key points. Which of the following statements would she most likely agree with?
  29. Which region has the fewest rectangles shaded green, indicating it has had the least amount of success of all world regions?
  30. Which of the following is one of the Millennium Development Goals?

SOC 300 Week 11 Final Exam Part 1

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SOC 300 Week 11 Final Exam Part 1

  1. Government policy toward slums in cities such as Lagos and Rio de Janeiro could BEST be described as:
  2. Slums often emerge near scavenging sites such as dumps and recycling centers. Which of the following statements about scavenging sites is true?
  3. Which of the following is most responsible for the growth of slums?
  4. Which of the following is a major reason people in developing nations move to cities? Choose the BEST answer.
  5. Life in booming cities in the developing world is in many ways comparable to life in which of the following places?
  6. Which three geographic regions of the world have the highest literacy rates?
  7. Which of the following is the most common attitude toward education among parents in developing nations?
  8. Which of the following BEST summarizes the problems seen in developing nations trying to grow their primary education system?
  9. Some education reformers argue that the supply of education providers must be increased in order to create provide better education outcomes for students. Those who disagree criticize this belief on which of the following grounds?
  10. Schools in developing nations often fall short of their goals to 1) help all children develop basic skills and 2) nurture students’ talents. Which of the following is a reason why this occurs?
  11. What common issue in developing nations is directly responsible for the outbreak of infectious diseases such as cholera?
  12. Which of the following is a reason why many citizens of developing nations lack preventative health care?
  13. Which of the following BEST explains how a successful “nudge” from a government can impact a country’s health care?
  14. Which of the following BEST describes health gains made in Africa over the last 50 years?
  15. Which of the following is true about a child who is immunized?
  16. Why do post-development critics find the concept of developed and developing countries so troublesome? Choose the BEST answer.
  17. Generally speaking, why have development critics opposed development?
  18. What motivates workers involved with aid organizations such as charity: water and Engineers without Borders? Choose the BEST answer.
  19. In the view of anti-aid advocates such as Dambisa Moyo, historically, what has been the effect of aid on developing countries? Choose the BEST answer.
  20. Which of the following statements BEST expresses the argument of post-development critics?
  21. How has Rwandan president Paul Kagame attempted to “bypass the traditional development model”?
  22. In what unique and powerful way has the Grameen Bank helped poor people in the developing world?
  23. Which of the following issues is most limiting Rwanda’s potential growth?
  24. Which of the following BEST describes a family at the very bottom rung of the development ladder?
  25. All of the following factors have helped transform countries from developing nations to developed ones. Which of the following is an “intangible” that has contributed to this transformation?
  26. How are the prospects looking for MDGs target 1A, which aims to cut in half the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 a day?
  27. How many countries have agreed to work toward the Millennium Development Goals?
  28. How are the prospects looking for MDGs target 5A, which aims to reduce the maternal mortality rate in developing nations by three quarters?
  29. As of 2012, which region of the world has achieved the greatest amount of MDGs progress?
  30. What problem common to rural areas of the developing world has the ReadySet attempted to solve?

SOC 100 Week 6 Quiz

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SOC 100 Week 6 Quiz

The poorest 20 percent of the global population receives only about what percentage of all global income?

 

Question 2

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In 2008, how many nations were there in the world?

 

Question 3

3 out of 3 points

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In middle-income nations, average personal income is in the range of:

 

Question 4

3 out of 3 points

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The concept of “colonialism” refers to the process by which:

 

Question 5

3 out of 3 points

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For the world as a whole, about how many people suffer from chronic hunger that leaves them less able to work and places them at high risk of disease?

 

Question 6

0 out of 3 points

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Absolute poverty is:

 

Question 7

3 out of 3 points

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The wealthiest 20 percent of the global population receives about what percentage of all global income?

 

Question 8

3 out of 3 points

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In poor nations, poverty is_____ than in the United States.

 

Question 9

3 out of 3 points

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The people of the high-income countries, who represent 22 percent of the world’s population, enjoy about how much of the world’s income?

Question 10

3 out of 3 points

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In poor countries, the disadvantages women face relative to men are:

 

Question 11

0 out of 3 points

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Typically, people who live in _____ perceive fewer racial categories than people who live in _____.

 

Question 12

3 out of 3 points

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Which of the following concepts refers to a category of people, distinguished by physical or cultural traits, who are socially disadvantaged?

 

Question 13

3 out of 3 points

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Assimilation refers to the pattern by which:

 

Question 14

3 out of 3 points

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Authoritarian personality theory states that extreme prejudice is:

 

Question 15

3 out of 3 points

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Which of the following concepts refers to biological reproduction by people of different racial categories?

 

Question 16

3 out of 3 points

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The ancestors of which of the following first settled the lands of the Western Hemisphere?

 

Question 17

3 out of 3 points

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The claim that defining members of some minority as inferior will make them inferior is one application of:

 

Question 18

3 out of 3 points

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Race refers to _____ considered important by a society; ethnicity refers to _____.

 

Question 19

3 out of 3 points

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Institutional prejudice and discrimination refers to the fact that:

 

Question 20

3 out of 3 points

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You would be expressing a “stereotype” if you:

SOC 100 Week 4 Quiz 3

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SOC 100 Week 4 Quiz 3

How would sociologists define social learning?

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  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Piaget’s idea that the ability to make logical decisions increases as a person grows older is referred to as:

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  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following behaviors is most likely the result of family socialization?

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  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following behaviors is most likely the result of workplace socialization?

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  • Question 5

2 out of 2 points

The simplest group, consisting of two persons, is referred to as:

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  • Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Groups characterized by intense emotional ties, intimacy, and identification with membership in the group are referred to as:

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  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

Power exercised over those who recognize it as deserved or earned is referred to as:

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  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

A(n) _____ organization is rationally designed to achieve particular objectives by means of explicit rules, regulations, and procedures.

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  • Question 9

2 out of 2 points

The idea that conflicts generated by fundamental contradictions in the structure of society produce laws defining certain acts as deviant or criminal is referred to as:

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  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

According to Émile Durkheim, what condition occurs when people lose sight of the shared rules and values that give order and meaning to their lives?

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  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

The argument that deviant behavior is little more than a product of the labels people attach to certain types of behavior is referred to as:

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  • Question 12

2 out of 2 points

An act defined in the law as punishable by fines, imprisonment or both is referred to as:

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  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

_____ refer to people who share a common characteristic without necessarily interacting or identifying with one another.

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  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

The systematic ranking of different groups of people in a hierarchy of inequality is referred to as:

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  • Question 15

2 out of 2 points

The ability to exercise influence on political institutions and/or actors to realize personal or group interests is referred to as:

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  • Question 16

2 out of 2 points

A disparity in income, wealth, power, prestige, and other resources is referred to as:

SOC 100 Week 3 Quiz 2

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SOC 100 Week 3 Quiz 2

Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Sociologists define a symbol as:

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Question 2

0 out of 2 points

The early U.S. sociologist who described the difference between folkways and mores was:

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Question 3

2 out of 2 points

The language widely spoken by people in more nations of the world than any other is:

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Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Compared to college students of the late 1960s, more of today’s college students are concerned with:

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Question 5

2 out of 2 points

What is the term for the beliefs, values, behavior, and material objects that together make up a people’s way of life?

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Question 6

2 out of 2 points

The theoretical approach that highlights the link between culture and social inequality is the:

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Question 7

2 out of 2 points

The United States is multicultural because:

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Question 8

2 out of 2 points

The United States and Canada are both _______; however, Canadian culture is more _______ than U.S. culture.

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Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Cultural change is set in motion in three general ways. What are they?

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Question 10

2 out of 2 points

The term Homo sapiens, the name of our species, comes from Latin meaning:

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Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share culture?

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Question 12

2 out of 2 points

Marx called those who own and operate factories and other businesses in pursuit of profits:

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Question 13

2 out of 2 points

The first type of society to generate a material surplus is:

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Question 14

2 out of 2 points

Compared to an industrial society, a postindustrial society is based on:

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Question 15

2 out of 2 points

The driving force of social change, according to Marx, is:

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Question 16

2 out of 2 points

The Roman Empire at its peak power was what type of society?

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Question 17

2 out of 2 points

Gerhard Lenski claimed that which of the following has the greatest power to shape a society?

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Question 18

2 out of 2 points

In hunting and gathering societies:

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Question 19

2 out of 2 points

Durkheim claimed that, for each of us as individuals, society:

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Question 20

2 out of 2 points

Weber traced the origins of the capitalist economy in Europe to:

SOC 100 Week 2 Quiz 2

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SOC 100 Week 2 Quiz 2

Specific techniques for systematically gathering data are referred to as:

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  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Random sampling refers to:

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  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

A researcher finds that as years spent driving increases, the number of accidents decreases. This is an example of:

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  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

_____ reasoning starts from specific data and tries to identify larger patterns from which to derive more general theories.

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  • Question 5

2 out of 2 points

A variable is defined as:

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  • Question 6

0 out of 2 points

A researcher finds that as income increases, square footage of respondent’s home also increases. This is an example of:

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  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

A characteristic of results that systematically misrepresent the full dimensions of what is being studied is referred to as:

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  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

A _____ relationship is one in which one variable is the cause of another variable.

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  • Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following would be considered an American value?

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  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

A culture that exists together with a dominant culture but differs from it in some important respects is referred to as:

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  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Common rules of a culture that govern the behavior of people belonging to it are referred to as:

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  • Question 12

2 out of 2 points

The beliefs, norms, behaviors, and products common to the members of a particular group are referred to as:

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  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

Particular ideas that people accept as true are referred to as:

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  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

The contradiction between the goals of ideal culture and the practices of real culture is referred to as:

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  • Question 15

2 out of 2 points

The ability of a local culture to absorb outside influences that fit in and enrich their culture while resisting those that are alien is known as:

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  • Question 16

2 out of 2 points

The abstract creations of human cultures, including ideas about behavior and living, are referred to as:

SOC 100 Quiz 9 (6)

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SOC 100 Quiz 9 (6)

A sect is a type of religious organization that:

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  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following typically forms as a breakaway group from some established religious organization?

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  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Faith is a way of knowing based on:

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  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

What do the sacred texts of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have in common?

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  • Question 5

0 out of 2 points

When all the evidence is considered, about what share of the U.S. population is really at least somewhat religious?

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  • Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to a religious organization that is largely outside a society’s cultural traditions?

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  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

On national surveys, about what percentage of people in the United States claim to believe in a divine power?

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  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

The priesthood, a specialized occupation in charge of a large religious organization, first developed in which type of societies?

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  • Question 9

2 out of 2 points

The founder of Buddhism was which of the following people?

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  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

In his analysis of Protestantism and the rise of capitalism, Max Weber stated that Protestantism:

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  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

In low-income nations, most education is a matter of:

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  • Question 12

2 out of 2 points

One result of tracking in schools is that:

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  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

In the United States today, what percentage of people over the age of twenty-five have earned a four-year college degree?

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  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

The fact that, historically, schooling has been mostly for elites is evident in the fact that the word “school” has the same root as the Greek word for:

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  • Question 15

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is a latent function of schooling?

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  • Question 16

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements applies the symbolic-interaction approach to schooling?

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  • Question 17

2 out of 2 points

In the United States today, about what percentage of the adult population has a high school diploma?

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  • Question 18

0 out of 2 points

Magnet schools encourage:

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  • Question 19

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following correctly states the effect of additional schooling on average personal income?

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  • Question 20

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to the practice of including people with disabilities in regular educational classes and programs?

SOC 100 Quiz 9 (5)

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SOC 100 Quiz 9 (5)

Polytheism refers to:

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  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

A sect is a type of religious organization that:

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  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

The concept “karma” refers to:

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  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Karl Marx believed that religion:

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  • Question 5

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following is the oldest of the world religions discussed in the text?

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  • Question 6

0 out of 2 points

The world’s largest concentration of Jews (6 million) is found in:

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  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

The priesthood, a specialized occupation in charge of a large religious organization, first developed in which type of societies?

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  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

Faith is a way of knowing based on:

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  • Question 9

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts was used by Emile Durkheim to refer to an object in the natural world collectively defined as sacred?

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  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following nations stands out as the most religious of all high-income countries?

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  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

One result of tracking in schools is that:

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  • Question 12

0 out of 2 points

In 2005, men accounted for what share of all U.S. undergraduate college students?

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  • Question 13

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following is a latent function of schooling?

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  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

Research suggests that the level of functional illiteracy in the United States may be about what share of U.S. children?

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  • Question 15

0 out of 2 points

Getting into college in Japan, compared to the United States, is more a matter of:

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  • Question 16

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following correctly states the effect of additional schooling on average personal income?

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  • Question 17

2 out of 2 points

At what point in our history had a majority of adults in the United States earned a high-school diploma?

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  • Question 18

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to the practice of including people with disabilities in regular educational classes and programs?

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  • Question 19

2 out of 2 points

The major reason that schooling is limited in lower-income nations is that:

SOC 100 Quiz 9 (4)

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SOC 100 Quiz 9 (4)

Sociological analysis of religion is concerned with:

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  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

The concept “karma” refers to:

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  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Karl Marx believed that religion:

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  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to a religious organization that is largely outside a society’s cultural traditions?

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  • Question 5

0 out of 2 points

On national surveys, about what percentage of people in the United States claim to believe in a divine power?

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  • Question 6

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to the fusion of Christian principles with political activism, often Marxist in character?

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  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

A majority of people in which global region are Muslims?

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  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

The concept of sacred refers to what is:

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  • Question 9

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following nations stands out as the most religious of all high-income countries?

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  • Question 10

0 out of 2 points

In the United States, a majority of people (52.1 percent) claim to be:

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  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

As income goes up among U.S. families, we find that:

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  • Question 12

0 out of 2 points

In the United States today, what percentage of people over the age of twenty-five have earned a four-year college degree?

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  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

In the United States today,:

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  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

At what point in our history had a majority of adults in the United States earned a high-school diploma?

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  • Question 15

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements applies the symbolic-interaction approach to schooling?

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  • Question 16

2 out of 2 points

For the United States as a whole, about what percentage of people between ages sixteen and twenty-four drop out before completing high school?

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  • Question 17

0 out of 2 points

Research suggests that the level of functional illiteracy in the United States may be about what share of U.S. children?

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  • Question 18

0 out of 2 points

Charter schools are:

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  • Question 19

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following correctly states the effect of additional schooling on average personal income?

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  • Question 20

2 out of 2 points

The major reason that schooling is limited in lower-income nations is that:

SOC 100 Quiz 9 (3)

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SOC 100 Quiz 9 (3)

The founder of Buddhism was which of the following people?

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Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is the oldest of the world religions discussed in the text?

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Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Confucianism is closely linked to the traditional culture of:

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Question 4

2 out of 2 points

A majority of people in which global region are Muslims?

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Question 5

2 out of 2 points

Polytheism refers to:

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Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following concepts refers to a religious organization that is largely outside a society’s cultural traditions?

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Question 7

2 out of 2 points

All through the South, the largest number of Protestants are of which denomination?

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Question 8

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following typically forms as a breakaway group from some established religious organization?

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Question 9

2 out of 2 points

The priesthood, a specialized occupation in charge of a large religious organization, first developed in which type of societies?

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Question 10

2 out of 2 points

The world’s largest concentration of Jews (6 million) is found in:

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Question 11

2 out of 2 points

In Great Britain, regardless of their scores on achievement examinations, the children of well-to-do families:

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Question 12

2 out of 2 points

Charter schools are:

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Question 13

2 out of 2 points

In 2005, men accounted for what share of all U.S. undergraduate college students?

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Question 14

0 out of 2 points

People over the age of twenty-five now account for about what percentage of all people in U.S. degree-granting programs?

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Question 15

2 out of 2 points

The fact that, historically, schooling has been mostly for elites is evident in the fact that the word “school” has the same root as the Greek word for:

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Question 16

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is a latent function of schooling?

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Question 17

2 out of 2 points

For the United States as a whole, about what percentage of people between ages sixteen and twenty-four drop out before completing high school?

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Question 18

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements applies the symbolic-interaction approach to schooling?

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Question 19

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following categories of the U.S. population has the highest dropout rate?

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Question 20

2 out of 2 points

In low-income nations, most education is a matter of: