UExcel Sociology: Social Change Over Time Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The concentric zone model

Question 2 2. Pick the answer that correctly lists the progressive stages in the social movement life cycle.

Question 3 3. An imagined threat that causes physical symptoms among a large number of people is known as:

Question 4 4. When Orson Welles caused thousands of listeners to believe that an actual Martian invasion was taking place during his broadcast of War of the Worlds, he caused:

Question 5 5. A fad is defined as a _____.

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Question 6 6. Dara's parents emigrated from China in the 1980s. This means that they _____.

Question 7 7. A social movement that seeks total personal transformation and is typically religious in nature is known as a _____.

Question 8 8. Fertility is

Question 9 9. Mass hysteria is the common term used to describe a situation in which _____.

Question 10 10. Why did Malthus believe there would not be enough food for humanity?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is true about a mass society?

Question 12 12. How does the contagion theory explain crowd behavior?

Question 13 13. How does the structural strain theory explain deviant group behavior?

Question 14 14. The harmful consequences of human activity in the natural world are known as _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following theories states that people who want to act in a certain way come together to form crowds?

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Question 16 16. A reformative social movement is a social movement that seeks to change only _____.

Question 17 17. The coalescence stage of a social movement life cycle is characterized by _____.

Question 18 18. Which type of crowd engages in more deliberate planning of action and events?

Question 19 19. A teacher reported a petrol smell in class and said he felt ill. His students immediately reported the same symptoms. This is an example of _____.

Question 20 20. Social movement is defined as _____.

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Question 21 21. _____ occurs when an area's lower income residents are displaced by an influx of higher income residents.

Question 22 22. _____ is a Greek word meaning 'description of people.'

Question 23 23. Which stage of a social movement life cycle has little to no organization?

Question 24 24. In 2014, a small town with a population of 1,568 people had 56 births. Find the crude birth rate for that year.

Question 25 25. According to political sociologist William Kornhauser, social movements are influenced by _____.

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Question 26 26. From 1880-1921, the United States experienced _____

Question 27 27. A sports team just lost a major national championship. Their fans, who are normally well-behaved, take to the streets in a large group and feed off one another's feelings. While they would never dream of acting violently on an individual basis, they now begin flipping over cars and lighting fires. This is an example of a _____ mentality.

Question 28 28. A social movement is defined as _____.

Question 29 29. All of the following describe the members of a crowd, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Last Friday, a group of over 100 people marched together in a protest to defend animal rights. This is an example of _____.

UExcel Sociology: Social Change Over Time Chapter Exam Instructions

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