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Sociology Problems of Inequality Study Questions

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Sociology Problems of Inequality Study Questions SOC 101LEC- Introduction to sociology

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These questions are good study questions for a sociology exam over problems of inequality: race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
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Exam 2  Study  Questio ns 1. The term “feminization of poverty” can best be defined as A. the belief that women have always been poorer than men B. the belief that women living in poverty is less socially acceptable than men living in  poverty C. the belief that women living in poverty is a relatively new phenomenon D. the belief that today more men than women live in poverty 2. Heteronormativity can best be defined as A. a synonym for heterosexuality B. a system whereby heterosexuality is seen as the “normal” sexual orientation C. a system whereby heterosexuals experience discrimination D. fear or loathing of homosexuality and homosexuals 3. A theory of racial inequality that blames the prejudice of the dominant group is known as  a A. deficiency theory B. structural discrimination theory C. social­conflict theory D. bias theory 4. Which of the following is NOT a potential reason for the gender wage gap? A. Women generally have less education than men. B. Women work less overtime. C. Women enter lower­paying jobs. D. Women enter less dangerous jobs. 5. The pattern by which men and women are situated within different jobs throughout the  labor market is known as A. Gender segregation B. Capitalist patriarchy C. Androgyny D. Gender stratification 6. Which ethnicity is LEAST likely to have healthcare coverage? A. Hispanics B. African Americans C. Whites D. Asian Americans 7. In a 2010 Public Opinion Poll, what percentage of Americans opposed same­sex  marriage? A. 80% B. 40% C. 20% D. 10% 8. Which of the following is a specific example of racial profiling? A. African Americans are harassed at a college campus. B. Latinos are excluded from a certain restaurant. C. Muslims are the target of arrest after 9/11. D. Whites protest affirmative action. 9. All of the following statements about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy are true  EXCEPT A. It was adopted during Bill Clinton’s presidency. B. It no longer exists. C. It allowed openly gay individuals to enter the military without fear of discharge. D. It eventually was altered to become the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t  Harass” policy. 10. Women are more likely than men to advertise for which of the following? A. financial services B. cleaning supplies C. cars D. alcohol 11. “One’s disability is the most salient and most prominent feature of his or her identity.”  This statement illustrates  A. the individual model of disability B. the social model of disability C. a domination matrix D. a master status 12. Regarding the disabled and abuse, which of the following statements is true? I. Disabled adults are more likely to be abused than nondisabled adults. II. Disabled children are more likely to be abused than nondisabled children. A. I. only B. II. only C. Both I and II D. Neither I nor II 13. One social factor that has encouraged medicalization is A. An increase in  religious devotion B. An increase in rationality C. A decrease in faith in science D. A decrease in the desire for technological solutions 14. Which of the following claims that illness is subjective and results from both biological  and social causes? A. Medical Model B. Sociological Model C. Medicalization D. Ableism 15.  The first person to publicly speak in favor of gay and lesbian rights was  A. Ida Tarbell B. Margaret Sanger C. Belva Lockwood D. Emma Goldman 16. Same­sex adoption is illegal in A. Tennessee B. Virginia C. Mississippi D. Florida 17. Behavior that does not conform to social expectations is best defined as  A. an illness B. a disability C. deviance D. a stigma 18. What is the difference between gender and sex? A. Sex is biologically defined; gender is socially constructed. B. Gender is biologically defined; sex is socially constructed. C. Sex is culturally defined; gender is socially constructed. D. Gender is culturally defined; sex is socially constructed. 19. The dual labor market theory suggests that ________ are situated in the primary segment  of the labor market (high opportunity for advancement, high pay), while ________ are  situated in the secondary segment (little chance for promotion, low pay). A. Whites, minorities B. heterosexuals, homosexuals C. men, women D. nondisabled, disabled 20. Which theoretical approach claims that men’s and women’s complementary roles are  beneficial for society? A. Structural­functional B. Symbolic interaction C. Social conflict D. Feminist 21. When people closely associated with stigmatized people are demeaned or discredited, this is called a(n) A. internalized stigma B. structural stigma C. courtesy stigma D. perceived stigma 22. Which of the following statements regarding deviance is FALSE? A. It is determined by whoever is in power. B. It is an integral part of all societies. C. Those who practice it are often ostracized or stigmatized. D. It is entirely absolute. 23. Racial socialization arises from A. The home B. School C. The media D. All of the above 24. Gender socialization may arise from A. Picture books B. Formal education C.  Informal curricula at school D. All of the above 25. Established and customary social arrangements that exclude on the basis of race is called A. Color­blindness B. Institutional racism C. Individual racism D. Miscegenation


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