Some potential questions for the midterm for Sociology 149/249
Sample questions for the in-class midterm exam. The midterm will consist of essay questions and brief identifications, including some of the following. The midterm is a closed- book exam, no notes are allowed.
Essay answers should explain causes and effects, rather than simply providing a laundry list. A careful explanation with a few detailed and carefully considered examples is always better than a long list of examples without sufficient explanation.
1) In terms of their response to the perceived threat of
Black encroachment into their neighborhood, how was the
2) How successful can the urban underclass be in using the system of electoral politics to press their demands? Compare the views of 2 of the 3 books.
3) In Massey and
4) How does
Identifications (define the item, and briefly explain its significance)
* Shelley v. Kraemer
* Split Labor Market
* Urban Renewal
* Fair Housing Act of 1968
* Great Black Migration(s)
* Index of Dissimilarity
* Eminent Domain
* Elizabeth Wood
* Dorothy Gatreaux