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  • Q1
    Students asked the author the question, _____ when he taught in the public school.
    "Why did we have to buy this book?"
    "Why do we have to go to college?"
    "Why are you such a bad professor?"
    "Why did we have to read this book?"
    60s
  • Q2
    Theory #1 sees college as
    a place to sort people based on their intelligence and motivation
    a place for a person to get training for their occupation
    a place to put everyone on the same page by making them well-rounded citizens
    60s
  • Q3
    In Theory #2, ______ are a useful instrument of positive or negative reinforcement, but ultimately don't matter.
    grades
    choices
    courses
    professors
    60s
  • Q4
    Theory #1 could be called
    socialist
    democratic
    psychotic
    meritocratic
    60s
  • Q5
    A meritocratic system gives people status or rewards
    based on their friends and acquaintances
    based on their wealth
    based on their height and weight
    based on their effort, ability, and talent
    60s
  • Q6
    The problem with the system is that it ...
    tries to cater to both Theories
    focuses on Theory 1
    tries to get people jobs
    focuses on Theory 2
    60s
  • Q7
    Before 1945, only _____ attended college.
    wealthy women
    the privileged social class
    people with good grades
    people who did well on the SAT
    60s
  • Q8
    Though applications to elite colleges have increased, the ______ have dropped.
    numbers of students
    SAT scores
    acceptance rates
    grades
    60s
  • Q9
    As _______ colleges got more selective, ______ colleges became more accommodating.
    private, public
    public, private
    60s
  • Q10
    If everyone goes to college, _______ people feel like the sorting mechanism will be broken and make college taxpayer subsidized social promotion.
    Theory 1
    Theory 3
    Theory 2
    60s
  • Q11
    Theory 2 believes that education is about
    personal and intellectual growth
    getting a job that is rewarding
    earning higher grades
    60s
  • Q12
    Arum and Roksa believe that people
    aren't able to afford expensive colleges like Princeton
    aren't capable of learning at the college level
    aren't getting enough on-the-job training in college
    60s
  • Q13
    They created their own _______________ to measure whether or not college is teaching students to "think critically, reason analytically, solve problems, and communicate clearly."
    litmus test
    test called the SAT
    study called "Academically Adrift"
    assessment called the C.L.A.
    60s
  • Q14
    Sadly, only _____ percent of the students who were given the test showed significant improvement.
    45
    13
    21
    3
    60s
  • Q15
    Despite some argument from a professor at UCLA, Arum and Roksa's "Academically Adrift" makes a case for concern because it reveals how students see college as a mostly ______ experience.
    confusing
    social
    undervalued
    overwhelming
    45s

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