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Self Test A on Knowledge & Vocabulary associated with Choice #27  

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Evidence that someone who especially values the HIERARCHICAL RIGIDITY theme might also like the VALUING TRADITIONS/ STATUS QUO theme is _______________________. 

1) is provided in the first sentence of the former theme       

2) is provided in the last sentence of the former theme                                                

3) is provided in the first sentence of the EGALITARIAN PROGRESSIVE  theme       

4)  is provided in the last sentence of the EGALITARIAN PROGRESSIVE  theme                                                

5) is not provided

2.  Some might argue that a better name for the HIERARCHICAL RIGIDITY vs. EGALITARIAN PROGRESSIVISM choice would be casting it as ____________. Critics would reply that may be simpler but is a more emotionally-charged name and is less appropriate for historical and other reasons.              

1) authoritarianism vs. collectivism                2) plutocrat vs. matriarch                3) conservative vs. liberal      

4) management vs. labor                                5) ritualism vs. legalism    

3. You'd expect someone who prefers the HIERARCHICAL RIGIDITY theme over EGALITARIAN PROGRESSIVISM to value which of the following?   

1) the need to correct wealth inequality gaps                  2)  chains of command       

3) "bottom up" more than "top down" approaches    4) human rights struggles      5) equal opportunity for all

4.  People who disagree over most other issues involving choosing between HIERARCHICAL RIGIDITY and EGALITARIAN PROGRESSIVISM themes might most be able to find common ground on the need for ____________________________________. 

1) more authoritarianism and less democracy          2) more respecting tradition and less working for change 

3) less conforming group think and more intellectual freedom  

4) less unjustified nepotism and more meritocracy           

5) less respect for "powers that be" who discriminate and more for struggles to guarantee human rights

5. The word attenuate means _______________. 

1)  to diminish                    2) to be conservative                                3) to employ a hierarchy  

4)  to be  egalitarian                        5) to not change  


6. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "people are promoted based on their qualifications."

1)   caste                                     2)   conservative                              3) hierarchy  

4)    egalitarian                                    5) meritocracy   


7.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "hereditary social class."

1)   conservative                                     2)  meritocracy                               3)   egalitarian

4)  hierarchy                                      5) caste


8. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "resistant to change."

1)  attenuate                                      2) conservative                                3) abhorrent   

4)  egalitarian                                      5) caste


9.  The word ______________ is closely associated with "all human beings should have the same rights."

1)  meritocracy                                      2)  caste                               3)   conservative

4)   egalitarian                                     5) hierarchy


10.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "ordered / ranked according to some criterion."

1)  paradigm                                      2)    attenuation                              3)  caste 

4)  meritocracy                                      5) hierarchy



       For Choice #27:

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