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SOC 212 Quiz 4 -The sociological concept of definition

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SOC. 212 Quiz 4- Text is; Leon-Guerrero, A. (2015). Social problems: Community, policy, and

social action (5th ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Question 1 of 20

The sociological concept of “definition of the situation” was developed by

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A.W.I. Thomas and Dorothy Swaine Thomas.

B.Elizabeth Kubler Ross.

C.Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

D.R. S. Smith and Kai Erickson.

Question 2 of 20

According to the research of Myra and David Sadker (1994):

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A.boys receive less praise, corrections, and feedback than girls in school.

B.girls receive less attention than boys in school.

C.boys receive less attention than girls in school.

D.girls and boys receive about the same amount of attention, praise, correction,

and feedback in school.

Question 3 of 20

The No Child Left Behind Act was passed during the __________ administration.

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A.Bush.

B.Clinton.

C.Reagan.

D.Ford.

Question 4 of 20

The educational attainment level of adults is expected to

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A.decline.

B.ebb and flow.

C.rise.

D.remain the same.

Question 5 of 20

One of the most powerful predictors of student achievement is

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A.gender.

B.standardized test scores.

C.motivation.

D.socioeconomic status.

Question 6 of 20

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network’s 2011 National School Climate Survey

showed __________ of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth reported feeling

unsafe in school due to their sexual orientation.

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A.25%.

B.31%

C.63.5%

D.16%

Question 7 of 20

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Which of the following educational reform acts endorsed the concept of school choice?

A.No Child Left Behind Act

B.National Defense

Education Act

C.Nation at Risk Act

D.Goals 2000 Educate America Act

Question 8 of 20

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Evaluation data of the Head Start program has identified the positive relationship between

early childhood program enrollment with all the following except

A.high school

graduation.

B.home ownership.

C.motivation.

D.job opportunities.

Question 9 of 20

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based

on sexual orientation and has yet to pass, was introduced in the year

A.1994.

B.2000.

C.2004.

D.2010.

Question 10 of 20

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The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes standards for all but which of the following?

A.Minimum

wage

B.Discrimination

C.Child labor

D.Overtime

Question 11 of 20

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Which president created the U.S. Department of Labor?

A.Franklin D. Roosevelt

B.Theodore Roosevelt

C.Harry S. Truman

D.William H. Taft

Question 12 of 20

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Which statement is NOT true about living wages?

A.The term “living wage” was first used in the 1800s.

B.Living wages increase worker’s wages.

C.Research has confirmed that higher living wages hurt the local economy.

D.Living wages have been promoted as a policy tool to address economic

and social inequality.

Question 13 of 20

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Which state became the first to require a living wage?

A.Oregon

B.Maryland

C.Iowa

D.New

York

Question 14 of 20

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All of the following are associated with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile

Employees except

A.UNITE HERE.

B.United Students Against Sweatshops.

C.Liberty University.

D.The Student Labor Action Project.

Question 15 of 20

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The most recent recession officially started in

A.early 1981.

B.mid 1996.

C.late 2005.

D.late 2007.

Question 16 of 20

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A _______ is when the overall state of the economy declines, measured by multiple

indicators: a decline in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP – the total production of goods and

services) for two or more consecutive quarters, an increase in unemployment rates and a decline in housing prices and values.

A.depression

B.economic

downturn

C.inflation

D.recession

Question 17 of 20

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Compared to native-born workers, foreign-born workers are more likely to be all of the

following except

A.older.

B.male

C.less educated.

D.younger.

Question 18 of 20

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By 2013, for every dollar a man earned, a woman made

A.59 cents.

B.67.8 cents.

C.78.3 cents.

D.87 cents

Question 19 of 20

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Periods of unemployment have been linked to all of the following social problems except

A.suicide.

B.spousal abuse.

C.depression.

D.mass incarceration.

Question 20 of 20

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The largest marine oil spill in U.S. history affected which part of the United States?

A.The Northeastern Pacific coast

B.The Alaskan coast

C.The Mississippi River Delta

D.The Chesapeake Bay

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