Soci 181: quiz questions

Lane Kenworthy
Winter 2018-19


1. In the Sick Around the World video, T.R. Reid examines the health care systems of which countries?

a. United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland
b. Canada, Sweden, France, Australia, and South Korea

2. In the Sick Around the World video, the health care systems in all five nations have

a. Health insurance for the entire population
b. Lower health care spending than the United States
c. Both A and B

3. In “Health Care,” I say reasons why America’s health care system is so expensive include all of the following except

a. Payers are fragmented
b. “Fee for service” payment
c. Government plays no role in providing health insurance
d. Some providers have a near-monopoly position

4. True or false: According to the Sick Around the World video, the upside of other rich nations’ health care systems is that everyone gets good care for free or low cost, while the downside in all of them is long waiting times for urgent medical procedures.

a. True
b. False

5. True or false: In “Health Care,” I say the health care experience in the United States and other affluent countries teaches us that government tends to be better than markets at providing all types of goods and services.

a. True
b. False


1. In “Families,” I show that as a society gets richer, more women stay in school longer and have paid jobs and people attach greater importance to individual freedom and choice. I say this is likely to

a. Increase marriage
b. Decrease marriage

2. In “Families,” I show that which of the following changes has occurred in the US since the 1960s?

a. People get married later
b. More married couples get divorced
c. More children are born out-of-wedlock
d. All of the above

3. In “Families,” I say that which of the following characterizes cohabitation trends in the US?

a. Marriage is being replaced by successful long-term cohabitation
b. Relationships among cohabiting couples tend not to last

4. In “Families,” I show that the weakening of family has occurred more among those

a. With a four-year college degree or more
b. Without a four-year college degree

5. True or false: In “Families,” I say that policy efforts to increase marriage — increasing financial incentives, offering intensive marital counseling sessions and support services — have so far largely failed.

a. True
b. False