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QUIZ FOR CRITICAL THEORY

1. It is a theory concerned with the unmasking form of oppression to bring about the liberation
of members and groups in society.
a. Critical theory
b. Code theory
c. Interactionist theory
d. Labeling theory
2. A person’ character and way of thinking that tells him what he is and what he can be.
a. Attitudes
b. Habitus
c. Values
d. Cultural capital
3. Social assets that are valued socially or culturally by the society as a whole or by those in
power.
a. Attitudes
b. Habitus
c. Values
d. Cultural capital
4. One of the most significant forms of capital as it carries and determines the value of one’
education.
a. Cultural capital
b. Economic capital
c. Social capital
d. Symbolic capital
5. Forms of capital that deals with what you have, like money and property.
a. Cultural capital
b. Economic capital
c. Social capital
d. Symbolic capital
6. He argued Marx’s idea by asserting that economics status alone does not influence
students’ success in school and society but numerous cultural factors, which are acquired
in the family.
a. Basil Bernstein
b. David Hargreaves
c. Horton Cooley
d. Pierre Bourdieu
7. He argued that the communication codes of the upper class are transmitted by schools at
the disadvantage of the poor.
a. Basil Bernstein
b. David Hargreaves
c. Horton Cooley
d. Pierre Bourdieu
8. It is a language code which is informal and in appropriate and deviant in the classroom.
a. Dominant code
b. Elaborated code
c. Restricted code
d. Working code
9. Which of the following are Bernstein’s conclusion about important points in education?
I. School reproduce what they are ideologically committed to eradicating.
II. Success in education depends fundamentally on the language children acquired in
their earliest years.
III. Success in education depends fundamentally on one’s exposure to the cultural
capital of the dominant or favored culture.
IV. School that are economically, socially, and politically structured, influence, to a
great extent, how students develop themselves in the society.
a. I and II
b. III and IV
c. I, II and III
d. I, II, III AND IV
10. Which of the following culture under Bernstein’s view is associated with the restricted
code and considered as culturally deficient.
a. Low culture
b. Middle culture
c. High culture
d. Upper culture
11. Mr. Fuente Bella is a student in a particular university. On his graduation day, one of his
classmates phone rang with a vulgar ringtone during the ceremony. He supposed to laugh
but he didn’t because he know that was in appropriate behavior in that instance based on
what he learned on his social behavior class. This situation best describe to
a. Attitudes
b. Habitus
c. Values
d. Cultural capital
12. Jonax graduated having a medicine degree. Most of the time he was appreciated and
honored by people since he carries a high prestige degree and can command high pay of
salary. This situation is an example of
a. Cultural capital
b. Economic capital
c. Social capital
d. Symbolic capital
13. Senator A belongs to upper class of the society. He is a well-known speaker who use
Standard English vocabulary and commit less grammatical lapses every time he speak.
This characteristics shows that Senator A is a child brought up in _______________.
a. Dominant code
b. Elaborated code
c. Restricted code
d. Working code
14. In schools, the information used in textbooks usually reflects the interest, values and tastes
of the rich and middle class groups. Because of this, the middle and upper class children
are equally more likely to have a _______________.
a. The “right” values, attitudes, and training in cognitive skill as compared to their
counterpart.
b. The “wrong” values, attitudes, and training in cognitive skill as compared to their
counterpart.
c. The “marginal” values, attitudes, and training in cognitive skill as compared to their
counterpart.
d. The “crucial” values, attitudes, and training in cognitive skill as compared to their
counterpart.
15. “I expect all of you to speak in English. Anyone who speaks the dialect shall be fined
₱1.00 per word.” On Bernstein view on society, this rules favors to __________.
a. Low culture
b. Middle culture
c. High culture
d. Upper culture
16. Mr. B and Ms. G openly discuss about theory of evolution of Charles Darwin. As they go
along with their discussion, Ms. G can’t avoid to speak English since it is the second
language thought in school. But Mr. B requested not to use English as language in their
conversation because he found it difficult to understand. This request of Mr. B shows that
he possess a
a. Low culture
b. Middle culture
c. High culture
d. Upper culture
17. If system in the school tailored to guarantees the success of the upper class what will
possibly happen to the working class society?
a. Be excluded from the system.
b. Learning will become difficult for them.
c. Tend to have poor academic performance.
d. All of the above
18. Mr. Howard is a multi – millionaire business man who owns a company. He is considered
as educated, smart and talented in his generation. His characteristics tells us that Mr.
Howard is equipped with the means of ___________.
a. Cultural capital
b. Economic capital
c. Social capital
d. Symbolic capital
19. Mr. Jethro belongs to middle class society. He has his own laptop, tablet and smart phones
and he is literate in using it. In his ICT class, it’s no longer difficult for him to catch up the
lesson because he already know how to deal with this technologies. This situation shows
that Jethro has a___________.
a. Cultural capital
b. Economic capital
c. Social capital
d. Symbolic capital
20. From Bourdieu’s view of education above situation (refer to number 19) shows that _____.
a. The greater degree of cultural capital an individual possess, the more successful they
will be in the educational system.
b. The greater degree of cultural capital an individual possess, the less successful they
will be in the educational system.
c. The education leads to the domination and advantage of those working class.
d. The education leads to the domination and advantage of those upper class, leaving the
poor at the crucial position.

Prepared by:
Casiber, Glicenda N.
Hayag, Philip Vincent