ALTERNATIVE EXAM 1: Social Inequalities 2200 SECTION A (3 essays worth 150 points each)Write a fulllength essay on each. Write 500-1000 words per essay. Focus on providing as much information as you
can within the time that you have.
NO OUTSIDE RESEARCH ALLOWED.
Because this exam is not proctored, I will be grading on content, grammar, editing, and flow of response.
Please copy the question and place as a heading for each response. Please provide citations and
references from course materials. How has the distribution of poverty changed over time in the United
States? What does it look like today? Describe the attribute approach to the study of the underclass.
How are the concepts of classism, culture of poverty, and individualism linked in understanding social
inequality in America? What is meant by the statement that “sociology is the study of meaning systems”?
What is its relevance for social inequality and stratification?
SECTION B (short answer 50 points)Briefly describe each of the following topics (100-200 words each). No
references required. concentration of industry structural inequality transnational corporations and
wealth gap intragenerational and intergenerational mobility closed social