Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1 of 20
The __________ is the name of the retirement plan proposed in 1930 that would have been funded by a national sales tax of two percent.
A. Marshal Plan
B. Gramm-Rudman Act
C. Hatch Act
D. Townsend Plan
Question 2 of 20
__________ is the slaughtering of a group of people because of their presumed race or ethnicity.
A. Subjugation
B. Genocide
C. Forced assimilation
D. Population transfer
Question 3 of 20
Hindu was a choice on the U.S. Census as a race from 1920 to 1940. What is the most logical reason it was removed?
A. There are virtually no Hindus living in the United States..
B. Hindu is a religion, not a race.
C. All Hindus are Indians, therefore the term was redundant.
D. Hindus wanted to be identified as Americans
Question 4 of 20
Which nation is the least race-conscious and permits a wide range of latitude in classifying a person “white” or “black” with seven terms to describe race?
A. Brazil
B. England
C. Canada
D. China
Question 5 of 20
George is a clerk in a hardware store. When an African American comes into the store, George provides closer monitoring because he believes that African Americans will steal his merchandise. What term most applies to the unequal treatment that George applies to African Americans who are actually customers?
A. Bias
B. Ethnic work
C. Prejudice
D. Discrimination
Question 6 of 20
What is the major difference between how sociologists and psychologists attempt to understand prejudice?
A. Psychologists primarily use animals in their research, and sociologists use people.
B. Psychologists rely on case studies, while sociologists rely on surveys.
C. Psychologists examine conditions inside the individual, and sociologists examine conditions outside the individual.
D. Psychologists address psychopathology, and sociologists address sociopathology.
Question 7 of 20
What do sociologists call a tendency for people to interpret labels in a particular way while the same labels lead them to be blind to the messages they actually convey?
A. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
B. Selective perception
C. The Thomas theorem
D. Discriminating vision
Question 8 of 20
__________ is a form of internal colonialism practiced in South Africa when dominant white Afrikaners exploited black Africans.
A. Subjugation
B. Ethnic cleansing
C. Forced assimilation
D. Apartheid
Question 9 of 20
Chicanos are:
A. Mexicans who traffic illegal aliens to the United States.
B. illegal Mexican immigrants.
C. legal migrant workers from Mexico.
D. Americans from Mexico.
Question 10 of 20
__________ is the most common nation of origin for Asian Americans.
A. China
B. Japan
C. Vietnam
D. The Philippines
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following is the best example of gender stratification?
A. Sally is asked by her boss, Fred, to discuss her annual evaluation over dinner and drinks.
B. Betty and Sue are stay-at-home moms because of their personal beliefs in the value of motherhood.
C. Women are not permitted to vote, own property, or testify in court in some societies.
D. The World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in the WWF is a man.
Question 12 of 20
What is the dominant sociological position to explain gender-based behavior?
A. Human behavior is primarily a function of biology.
B. Social factors are the reason for human behavior.
C. Instinct is the basis of human behavior more than any other factor.
D. Human behavior is a matter of random selection.
Question 13 of 20
In India, what is the practice of suttee?
A. Women being denied inheritance rights upon their husband’s death.
B. The killing of a woman who has shamed the family by her father or brother.
C. The binding of an upper class woman’s feet to demonstrate she need not work.
D. The burning of the living widow during cremation with her dead husband.
Question 14 of 20
Women have experienced the greatest increase in professional degrees since 1970 in the field of:
A. engineering.
B. medical surgery.
C. dentistry.
D. law.
Question 15 of 20
In which nation do workers pay the greatest amount of their salaries into social security taxes?
A. The United States
B. England
C. Poland
D. Germany
Question 16 of 20
In contrast to how living to a “ripe old age” is viewed in the industrial society, how did the people of colonial America view aging?
A. It was a significant accomplishment.
B. It was a burden on society.
C. It was a natural course of life.
D. People viewed it with indifference.
Question 17 of 20
What do a “baby boom” generation and a “baby bust” generation have in common?
A. Many jobs will open up when each group retires.
B. They are both age cohorts.
C. They are both classified as birth confederates.
D. They both will create a hardship on the economy when their members retire.
Question 18 of 20
The tendency for television stations to retain older male newscasters but replace aging female newscasters in favor of younger, more attractive women is a reinforcement of gender:
A. socialization.
B. transcendence.
C. identity.
D. aging.
Question 19 of 20
Who are the “invisible minority?”
A. African Americans
B. Native Americans
C. Illegal immigrants from Mexico
D. Asian Americans
Question 20 of 20
What is the variable that most distinguishes one race from another?
A. Cultural characteristics
B. Physical characteristics
C. Religion
D. Language