Upper Class - Social Stratification - Quiz, Exercises for Sociology. Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela
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Upper Class - Social Stratification - Quiz, Exercises for Sociology. Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela

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Sociology 411

The Upper Class: Sixth Quiz

True/False (Circle one): Five points each 1. T F Kerbo identifies rich individuals (rather than wealthy families) as

members of the upper class 2. T F Ruling elite theories (e.g., Domhoff) argue that the upper class "shows a

higher degree of class consciousness and unity of action ... than any other class in the United States."

3. T F Upper class solidarity is reinforced by the elite clubs, schools, fraternities,

and social and athletic contests that bring members of this class together on a regular basis

4. T F Domhoff includes only persons in the Social Register in the upper class 5. T F Kerbo reports that that the upper class controls corporate wealth directly

(through stock ownership) and indirectly (through stock in companies that own stock in other companies)

6. T F Dye's study indicates that many members of the upper class occupied top

military and government position below the level of cabinet positions 7. T F Universities are rarely directly linked (via personnel or research reports) to

government decision-making (e.g., congressional hearings) 8. T F Upper class foundations are rarely directly linked (via personnel or

research reports) to government decision-making (e.g., congressional hearings)

Multiple Choice (circle one): ten points each 1. Kerbo claims that the upper class represents a. between .5 and 1% of the U.S. population b. around 5% of the U.S. population c. around ten percent of the U.S. population d. just over 15% of the U.S. population 2, Kerbo's associates the upper class with

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a. former CEOs and presidents of the U.S. b. families at the top of class, status, and power pyramids c. those earning the highest incomes d. owners of Fortune 500 corporations 3. Domhoff defines the upper class as a. people in the Social Register b. male or female members of families who belong to exclusive clubs c. families whose male or female members attend exclusive prep schools d. those who meet any or all of these criteria 4. Kerbo reports that 51.4% of all corporate stock in the U.S. is owned by a. less than .001% of the U.S. population b. around 10% of the U.S. population c. one percent of the U.S. population d. around 15% of the U.S. population 5. Hogan distinguishes the upper class from the corporate class by a. class (wealth) b. status (lifestyle) c. party (activity) d. class and status 6. Hogan suggests that the most politically active classes are a. the managerial and professional classes b. the working class c. the upper and corporate classes d. the corporate and managerial classes

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