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 do feminists disagree with current education?

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

3. What is the punch bag theory?

  • Women are a punch bag for men because men believe women are 'weaker due to biology'
  • The family is a place to go to, to relieve your stress of proletariat working life.
  • Children are becoming more and more shaped by the family, just like a punching bag.
  • The bourgeoisie see the proletariat as a punching bag that they can abuse, scam and exploit, the proletariat know this but cannot react to it.

4. What are Murdochs four functions of the family?

  • Health, Justice, Manners & Morality
  • Jobs, Food, Socialisation & Economy
  • Sex, Reproduction, Economy & Socialisation
  • Reproduction, Food, Jobs & Health

5. What is meritocracy?

  • An equal opportunity for all.
  • An opportunity for males.
  • An opportunity that isnt actually there.
  • An opportunity for the upper class.

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