The Information in This Document Will Help to Prepare You for the Exam

The Information in This Document Will Help to Prepare You for the Exam

/ SociologyStudy Guide / Social Studies Department
2015 -2016
Dr. Ashraf Mowafi
Grade 12

Term 3

The information in this document will help to prepare you for the exam.

Make sure you read the text, review notes, PowerPoint, worksheets, homework, and old quizzes and tests. Review the Key Terms for each section below and make sure you can answer the questions listed underneath each section. Good Luck 

The duration of the exam is 45 min.

Application exam will cover the following content:

  • Section 1: Key Terms & Application

This section will include a mixture of multiple choice questions, short answers, sentence completion and true or false.

Section II: Critical Thinking

This section will be an unseen comprehension(s) to assess the students’ understanding and acquisition of the different skills introduced throughout the term.

The exam will be divided into the following sections:

Part A (80%): This section will consist of some or all of the following categories: multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false questions and short answers.

Part B (20%): This section will consist of one short essay question.

How to study for the exam:

  • Key Terms: Students should be able to understand the key terms introduced and use them in different sentences.
  • Application Skills: Students should be able to answer questions pertaining to major concepts linked to the different selections through multiple choice questions, short answers, sentence completion and true or false.
  • Critical Thinking: Students should be able to use the different reading/writing skills acquired to answer questions which require an analysis of the information learned and reiterating it in their own words to answer a question asked in a short or long essay.

The below table contains the details of the sections taken, their page numbers in the textbook, the new vocabulary and the objectives that are to be learned in each of them.

Week / Unit / Chapter / Section / Pages / Title & Main Concepts / Vocabulary
1 & 2 / 2 / 7 / 2 / 162-168 / Deviance.
1-How sociologists identify the nature of deviance.
2-The social functions of deviance.
3-How the theories that have been proposed to explain deviance compare. / Deviance, stigma, strain theory, anomie, control theory, cultural transmission theory, differential association, labeling theory, primary deviance, secondary deviance.
3 / 3 / 8 / 1 / 186-191 / Systems of Stratification.
1-The characteristics of the two types of stratificationsystems.
2-The three dimensions of social stratification.
3-How the major theories explaining social stratificationdiffer. / Social stratification, social inequality, caste system, exogamy, endogamy, class system, bourgeoisie, proletariat, social class, wealth, power, prestige, socioeconomic status.
4 / 3 / 9 / 1 / 208-211 / Race, ethnicity & the Social Structure.
1-The extent to which race is both a myth and a reality.
2-Which cultural characteristics help define ethnicity?
3-What a minority group is. / Race, ethnicity, ethnic group, minority group, dominant group.
5 & 6 / 3 / 9 / 2 / 212-217 / Patterns of Intergroup Relations (Prejudice & Discrimination).
1-How discrimination and prejudice differ.
2-The approaches sociologists use to explain the sources of discrimination and prejudice.
3-The most common patterns of minority group treatment. / Discrimination, prejudice, legal discrimination, institutionalized discrimination, stereotype, self-fulfilling prophecy, racism, scapegoating, cultural pluralism, assimilation, segregation, subjugation, genocide, ethnic cleansing.