Answer each question below based on your understanding of the assigned readings. Questions are worth 2 points each, for a total of 6 points. Please NUMBER each response. Each response should be two full paragraphs long – approximately 250 words.
Readings: Khan textbook, Chapter 4
1) Is class an ascribed or an achieved status? Argue your position with 3-4 pieces of evidence (data) from the chapter to support your claim.
2) Discuss how Figures 5, 6 and 7 (on pages 16, 17, and 18 respectively) help to explain the trend we see in Figure 4 on page 13.
3) Discuss two patterns you can identify in Table 4 on page 20. What are two different mechanisms of stratification that might produce these patterns?
These are analytical reading questions – I am asking you to complete the reading, to think about its meaning and significance, and to begin to apply key concepts from this reading. These are NOT opinion questions, and they are not questions that Google can answer. To earn full credit, be sure to demonstrate a real engagement with the ideas from the assigned reading. Please do not quote from the readings – translate everything into your own words.