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Carol B. Stack
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did those in the Flats usually call trading?
(a) Bartering.
(b) Swapping.
(c) Borrowing.
(d) Lending.

2. What parts of life in the Flats are completely intertwined?
(a) Social and economic.
(b) Economic and personal.
(c) Personal and professional.
(d) Family and social.

3. What connects Jackson Harbor to Chicago?
(a) A major highway.
(b) A neighborhood.
(c) A gravel road.
(d) A major rail line.

4. What is the necessary income for a family of four in Jackson Harbor?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $8,000.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $10,000.

5. How many families was Stack introduced to in the beginning of her study?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the US Census, what percent of white deaths in 1965 were caused by diseases of infancy?

2. Who says that the culture of poverty is political in nature?

3. According to Stack, what common belief do most studies of blacks reinforce?

4. How do those being studied in a community usually view a researcher?

5. Who writes about "kindred being an ego-centered group"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Stack conduct the interviews that she personally handled?

2. In the Flats many people do not seek treatment from a doctor, why is this?

3. What was Stack trying to learn about the exchange system in the Flats?

4. Why did Stack feel that it was important to find average citizens of the Flats to study?

5. What types of things do those in the Flats swap?

6. How is swapping among family members different than casual swapping among people who are not kin?

7. What were the causes that the black community was fighting for?

8. What is day-to-day life like in the Jackson household?

9. How did Stack use her assistants to gather data?

10. How do people in the Flats involve others in their daily lives?

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