Exam Checklist

I Can Statements
Name: __________________________
o I understand the definition of the following terms/people, their significance in Sociology, related
terms/people/theories and can connect each to real-life situations or examples:
o Social Stratification
o Structural Social
o White-collar
o Caste System
o Class System
o Blue-collar
o Conspicuous
o Meritocracy
1. I can identify the point of the opening story about the Titanic.
2. I can list the four basic principles of social stratification.
3. I can name three differences in social stratification. (Refer to #3 & #4 on page 255).
4. I can define horizontal social mobility.
5. I can identify three ways that the caste system determines people’s direction of life.
6. I can identify the result of the historical replacement of caste systems with class systems.
7. I can identify in what type of system the degree of status consistency is greater.
8. I can give an example of low status consistency.
9. I can identify what the “first estate” refers to.
10. I can identify what category most people fell into in English history.
11. I can identify what type of system Japan operated on for 2,000 years.
12. I can identify one underlying topic in modern Japan when sizing up someone’s social standing.
13. I can explain the Davis-Moore thesis, in terms of jobs and associated rewards.
14. I can explain how unequal rewards increases productivity, according to Davis and Moore.
15. I can name who coined the concept “survival of the fittest”.
16. I can identify what term Marx used for the capitalist class.
17. I can identify what Marx said the differences in wealth and power between the capitalists and
proletarians would lead to.
18. I can identify what dimension of social inequality Weber claimed agrarian societies
19. I can describe Weber’s feelings on socialism.
20. I can identify a common micro-level pattern involving social interaction.
21. I can connect the following statements with their connected approaches:
Chapter 10
Pages: 252-277
Social inequality benefits society. & Social inequality is harmful and divides society.
22. I can identify what type of society is closest to being egalitarian.
23. I can identify what type of society has the greatest social stratification.
24. I can identify what happens to economic inequality as the US develops a postindustrial
25. I can identify the key to high social standing today, according to the “bell curve” thesis.