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Multiple Choice STRATIFICATION — Module 3 1. Which Caribbean researcher asserts that the ascriptive particularistic value system that laid the basis for the social structure in the pre-1953 period in Trinidad and Tobago has given way to an open class system based upon meritocracy? (a) M. G Smith (b) Lloyd Braithwaite (c) Selwyn Ryan (d) Miller 2. Which of the following systems of stratification permit the least amount of mobility? (a) Slavery (b) Colonialism (c) Class (d) All of the above 3. What is the difference between intra-generational mobility and intergenerational mobility? (a) Intra-generational mobility is the comparison of parents class position with those achieved by their children, whereas intergenerational mobility is a person’s movement up or down the socioeconomic scale in his or her working life. (b) Intra-generational mobility is a person’s movement up or down the socioeconomic scale in his or her working life whereas intergenerational mobility is the comparison of parents class position with these achieved by their children. (c) Intra-generational mobility concerns social status, whereas intergenerational mobility concerns social class (d) Intra-generational mobility is a comparison of occupational achievements of siblings, whereas intergenerational mobility is a comparison of parents’ occupational achievement with that of their children. 4. What is a method used to measure social class that is based on specific criteria? (a) Subjective Measures (b) Reputational Measures (c) Objective Measures (d) Qualitative Measures 5. What are the major vehicles for the transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s society from closed stratification system to an open stratification system I. Political Independence II. Education III. The transformation of the economy IV. Colonization (a) I (b) III, I (c) IV, II (d) I, II, III 6. Dondria lived in a deterministic society where a closed system of stratification was present and social mobility was based on ascriptive elements. Which period did she live in? a) Pre independence b) Post-independence c) Plantation/Slavery d) None of the above 7. What are the factors that lead to the high female enrolment rate in tertiary level of education (a) Feminization of the teaching profession/Socialization (b) Role Allocation and socio-economic status (c) Male marginality and race (d) None of the above 8. What theorist said that certain functional prerequisites must be met if the system is to survive and operate efficiently? (a) Talcott Parsons (b) Max Weber (c) Emile Durkheim (d) Davis and Moore 9. Kambili and Jaja were walking down the avenue one day when a labourer from their father’s company was shouting that all his co-workers must become aware of their true class position in society and therefore they should start a revolt and overthrow the capitalist Mr. Aboud and give rise to its communism where the basic economic needs of all people would be satisfied. This statement implies the (a) Davis and Moore view of role allocation (b) Marxist view of equality (c) Weber view of unequal distribution of resources in society (d) Durkhiem view of social stability in society 10. Who viewed stratification as not being based solely only on economic resources? (a) Karl Marx (b) Emile Durkiem (c) Max Weber (d) Davis and Moore 11. John Llewellyn had two sons by his late wife in England, who he brought to the colony with him. He then produced a mullato son with his house slave Polly. After emancipation, the mullato gained land of his own. According to social stratification did the mullato gain (a) Wealth and Power (b) Wealth (c) Prestige and wealth (d) None of the above 12. What are the characteristics of a closed system of stratification (a) Rigid system, boundaries are flexible between classes, opportunity for social mobility (b) Rigid system, no social mobility , position ascribed by birth (c) Rigid system , social mobility, position ascribed by birth (d) Rigid system, position achieved through one’s efforts, social mobility 13. Which theories can be applied to an analysis of Trinidad and Tobago’s Society in the pre-independence era? (a) Conflict and Weberian (b) Functionalist and Conflict (c) Weberian and Functionalist (d) Marxist and Conflict 14. Naimah Roberts was employed at NGC as a secretary and then got a degree and now works as a contract Environmentalist at the company. Her two daughters work abroad as paediatricians. However, their children work as sale clerks in Walmart, then transferred to one at Big Lots. What are the different types of mobility that took place in the family (a) Vertical Mobility →Intergenerational Mobility →Horizontal Mobility (b) Intra-generational Mobility →Horizontal Mobility →Vertical Mobility (c) Horizontal Mobility →Intra-generational Mobility →Vertical Mobility (d) Vertical Mobility →Intra-generational Mobility →Horizontal Mobility 15. Ron is a social worker. He has a master’s degree, earns $30, 000 a year, and rents his home. These characteristics define Ron’s (a) Status Group (b) Life chances (c) Socio-economic status (d) Ascribed Status

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