Social Movements and Social Change
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This question pack looks at collective behavior, social movements, and social change.
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1. Which of the following organizations is not an example of a social movement?
National Football League
2. Sociologists using conflict perspective might study what?
How social movements develop
What social purposes a movement serves
What motivates inequitably treated people to join a movement
What individuals hope to gain from taking part in a social movement
3. Which of the following is an example of collective behavior?
A soldier questioning orders
A group of people interested in hearing an author speak
A class going on a field trip
Going shopping with a friend
4. The protesters at the Egypt uprising rally were:
a casual crowd
a conventional crowd
an acting crowd
5. According to emergent-norm theory, crowds are:
irrational and impulsive
often misinterpreted and misdirected
able to develop their own definition of the situation
prone to criminal behavior
6. A boy throwing rocks during a demonstration might be an example of ______________.
mobilization for action
7. If we divide social movements according to their position among all social movements in a society, we are using the _________________ theory to understand social movements.
new social movement
8. While PETA is a social movement organization, taken together, the animal rights social movement organizations PETA, ALF, and Greenpeace are a(n) _________________.
social movement industry
social movement sector
social movement party
9. Social movements are:
disruptive and chaotic challenges to the government
ineffective mass movements
the collective action of individuals working together in an attempt to establish new norms beliefs, or values
the singular activities of a collection of groups working to challenge the status quo
10. When the League of Women Voters successfully achieved its goal of women being allowed to vote, they had to undergo frame _________________, a means of completely changing their goals to ensure continuing relevance.
11. If a movement claims that the best way to reverse climate change is to reduce carbon emissions by outlawing privately owned cars, “outlawing cars” is the _________________.
12. Children in peripheral nations have little to no daily access to computers and the internet, while children in core nations are constantly exposed to this technology. This is an example of:
the digital divide
13. When sociologists think about technology as an agent of social change, which of the following is not an example?
Genetically engineered food
14. China is undergoing a shift in industry, increasing labor specialization and the amount of differentiation present in the social structure. This exemplifies:
15. Core nations that work to propel peripheral nations toward modernization need to be aware of:
preserving peripheral nation cultural identity
preparing for pitfalls that come with modernization
avoiding hegemonistic assumptions about modernization
all of the above
16. In addition to social movements, social change is also caused by technology, social institutions, population and _________________.
new social movements
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