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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Devout Observances.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Veblen cite as an example of gambling in organizations designed for devout observances?
(a) Dating nights.
(b) Donations to charities.
(c) Church raffles.
(d) Bingo.

2. What factor besides luck affects gambling on sports, according to Veblen?
(a) The omens that surround the game, such as the weather.
(b) The prestige of the contestants.
(c) The ability to turn loss into a gambling victory.
(d) Pride in the strength of the winners.

3. What are signs of vicarious consumption?
(a) Costume and dress of servants.
(b) Making loans to workers.
(c) Volunteering among the poor.
(d) Open air markets for servants.

4. Which organization does Veblen cite as an example of an organization whose existence is related to devout observance?
(a) The Freemasons.
(b) Young Men's Christian Association.
(c) The Chamber of Commerce.
(d) The Ku Klux Klan.

5. What is affected by the institution of a social class?
(a) The character of the social structure.
(b) The character of individuals.
(c) The means of production.
(d) The economic model for society.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the upper class distinguish itself, according to Veblen?

2. What principle does Veblen say guides the consumer's habits?

3. What does Veblen say clothing is designed for?

4. How does Veblen say the clothing of worshipers differs from daily clothing?

5. What is the term Veblen uses for the belief that a sports event can be influenced by outside factors?

(see the answer key)

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