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Self Test B on Knowledge 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. Select the ordered triplet that best completes the following statement:  "Progressive taxation is a policy by which governments tax those with  ____________ incomes at a ______percentage rate than those with ________incomes.

1) lower, higher, higher                 2) lower, lower, higher              3) higher, higher, lower     

4) higher, lower, lower                  5) none of the above 

2.  The term _____________ refers to divisions among members of a society typically based on wealth, heredity, land owned, occupation, education, etc. that order a society in ladder fashion

  1) chain of command            2) social class       3) hierarchy             4) top down            5) chain of being 

3. The words "preferentially favoring members of some minority group to make up for this group’s past, unjust exclusion " might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) affirmative action                       2) means testing                       3) leveling mechanisms    

4) progressive taxation                     5) legitimizing tools 

4.  The phrase “believing that social and political traditions should be valued and maintained, and continuing to think as you were brought up to think ” might be part of which concept or term below?

1) liberalism     2)  rationalism        3) empiricism             4) conservatism         5) oral tradition 

5. Someone who prefers the Hierarchical Rigidity  theme might rant against _________________. 

1) academic rank distinctions               2) making social class distinctions                    3) private property rights 

4) welfare assistance                 5) elitists 

6.  Someone who prefers the Egalitarian Progressivism  theme might rant against _________________. 

1) authoritarian fascists        2) left wing radicals               3) welfare free-loaders       

4) government handouts to poor people       5) progressive taxation    

7.  _____________________________ is a social system dominated by men in positions of power, decision-making, leadership and moral authority.

1) change of command            2) paternalism          3) patriarchy           4) matriarchy       5) none of the above


8. Select the ordered pair that best completes the following statement:  "As the 21st century began in the USA, women earned roughly _______% of what men made for the same work, and similarly in 2020 black males earned only ________% of what their white counterparts made." 

1) 75, 75                  2) 75, 50              3) 50, 75                 4) 50, 50                5) 90, 75 

9. Select the ordered pair that best completes the following statement. "The history of the last two centuries suggests that market-based capitalist economic systems do a better job  ____________ than centralized socialist state non-market systems, but they also ____________________. "

1) creating wealth,  compromise individual freedom   2) putting people to work,  compromise individual freedom

3) creating wealth, promote wealth inequality        4) putting people to work, promote wealth inequality 

 5) protecting the environment,  compromise individual freedom            

10. ___________________ can be thought of as wanting implemented what is reasonable, proper, lawful, right, fair, deserved, merited, etc.               

1) fitting into a hierarchical power structure       2) pursuing the chain of command    3) seeking rule of law                             

4) seeking economic development       5) seeking justice 


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