Society: The Basics Chapter 8

Ramone’s parents graduated from high school and worked for a local hotel. Ramone graduated from college and teaches high school. This is ___.
upward social mobility
Kasem is a very bright young man who grew up on a poor household, but he eventually attended college, started his own business and so on. If this were a typical story, Kasem’s society would be considered to be __________.
a meritocracy
Why was Spencer’s application of Darwin’s theory to the operations of society incorrect?
Society does not operate according to biological principles.
Isabelle is born into a wealthy family. Why is she more likely to get a higher paying job?
has more opportunities to develop her gifts.
Cat lives in the US and comes from wealth. Based on national patterns, what is her ethnic category?
people of English ancestry