MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Power, Privilege, and Prestige

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Example Question #1 : Power, Privilege, And Prestige

Any of the following may be used as tactics to get a same-day appointment with a famous oncologist who is booked out for the next six-months. Which one is an example of power, privilege, and prestige?

Possible Answers:

Sneaking in through the service elevator

Having an influential relative call the doctor, with whom he attended college many years ago

 

Begging and crying

Calling incessantly on the phone all day long

Yelling and screaming, cursing, and causing a scene

Correct answer:

Having an influential relative call the doctor, with whom he attended college many years ago

 

Explanation:

The correct answer is using social connections. Many cancer patients have not had the privilege of going to college. People who do go to college, especially exclusive and exspensive colleges, have more connections among powerful people and can more easily call in favors. 

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