Sociological Theories Revision: Family and Education AS/A2 SCLY

Sociology Quiz mainly based on 33 mark question on Sociological Topics, Methods & Theories.

This quiz will help you test Marxist, Functionalist, Feminist, Interactionalist and Post-Modernist views on the topics: Education and Family.

1. Why is education functional to society in functionalists eyes?

  • Education is secondary socialisation to children, it prepares them for the real world and life.
  • Everyone learns and is taught in every society, therefore, educational must be functional.
  • Education makes eager workers for the bourgeoisie.
  • Education highlights the cracks in our society.
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2. What is the difference between a dual burden and a triple shift?

  • Dual Burden: Women have to please their husband and children. Triple Shift: Women are used by men to do their shopping, cleaning and child-bearing.
  • Dual Burden: Women are expected to produce babies and please men. Triple Shift: Women need to work three jobs to earn the same amount as their boyfriends/husbands.
  • Dual Burden: Women are expected to do paid work and house work. Triple Shift: Women are expected to focus on children, the home and work.
  • Dual Burden: Women have to please their husband and children. Triple Shift: Women are expected to focus on children, the home and work.

3. Post-modernist argue that there is such a diversity of jobs in post-modern society...

  • Schools must teach lots of different skills and expertise.
  • because of the increase and broadening of skills and expertise taught.
  • Because of the bourgeoisie exploiting the proletariat.
  • Schools should try to split their students into groups, less able and more able.
  • Because of the lack of definition in schools.

4. Who came up with the organic analogy?

  • Frederick Engels
  • Howard Becker
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Karl Marx

5. Why do feminists disagree with current education?

  • Because education favours the upper-class.
  • It socialises girls into patriarchal norms and values and gives them skills to gain typical 'feminine' jobs.
  • Because females and males are currently in seperate classes.
  • Because education doesnt give the right skills to men and women individually.

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