STRATIFICATION – Module 3
1. Which Caribbean researcher asserts that the ascriptive particularistic value system that laid the basis for the social structure in the pre-1953 period in Trinidad and Tobago has given way to an open class system based upon meritocracy? (a) M.G Smith
(b) Lloyd Braithwaite
(c) Selwyn Ryan
2. Which of the following systems of stratification permit the least amount of mobility? (a) Slavery
(d) All of the above
3. What is the difference between intra-generational mobility and intergenerational mobility? (a) Intra-generational mobility is the comparison of parents class position with those achieved by their children, whereas intergenerational mobility is a person’s movement up or down the socioeconomic scale in his or her working life. (b) Intra-generational mobility is a person’s movement up or down the socioeconomic scale in his or her working life whereas intergenerational mobility is the comparison of parents class position with these achieved by their children. (c) Intra-generational mobility concerns social status, whereas intergenerational mobility concerns social class (d) Intra-generational mobility is a comparison of occupational achievements of siblings, whereas intergenerational mobility is a comparison of parents’ occupational achievement with that of their children.
4. What is a method used to measure social class that is based on specific criteria? (a) Subjective Measures
(b) Reputational Measures
(c) Objective Measures
(d) Qualitative Measures
5. What are the major vehicles for the transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s society from closed stratification system to an open stratification system I. Political Independence
III. The transformation of the economy
(b) III, I
(c) IV, II
(d) I, II, III...