SOC 212 Quiz 4 -The sociological concept of definition

SOC. 212 Quiz 4- Text is; Leon-Guerrero, A. (2015). Social problems: Community, policy, and
social action (5th ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
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.
According to the research of Myra and David Sadker (1994):
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.
The No Child Left Behind Act was passed during the __________ administration.
The educational attainment level of adults is expected to
B.ebb and flow.
D.remain the same.
One of the most powerful predictors of student achievement is
B.standardized test scores.
D.socioeconomic status.
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.
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
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
B.home ownership.
D.job opportunities.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based
on sexual orientation and has yet to pass, was introduced in the year
The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes standards for all but which of the following?
C.Child labor
Which president created the U.S. Department of Labor?
A.Franklin D. Roosevelt
B.Theodore Roosevelt
C.Harry S. Truman
D.William H. Taft
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.
Which state became the first to require a living wage?
All of the following are associated with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile
Employees except
B.United Students Against Sweatshops.
C.Liberty University.
D.The Student Labor Action Project.
The most recent recession officially started in
A.early 1981.
B.mid 1996.
C.late 2005.
D.late 2007.
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.
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Compared to native-born workers, foreign-born workers are more likely to be all of the
following except
C.less educated.
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
Periods of unemployment have been linked to all of the following social problems except
B.spousal abuse.
D.mass incarceration.
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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