Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures


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The way that viral videos spread through the Internet is best described by which of the following terms?

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1. Which of the following is the best example of mainstream, popular culture?

2. When a person migrates from their home to another place, their culture is being spread through which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the theory of cultural diffusion and the types of cultural diffusion. Some topics you'll be assessed on include contagious, relocation, and stimulus diffusion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying examples of the types of cultural diffusion
  • An example of popular culture
  • The two major types of cultural diffusion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cultural diffusion lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as relocation diffusion and expansion diffusion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cultural diffusion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about popular culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about cultural diffusion, review the accompanying lesson on Cultural Diffusion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cultural diffusion
  • Define and give an example of contagious diffusion, hierarchical diffusion, stimulus diffusion and relocation diffusion
  • Differentiate between folk and popular culture
  • Understand the impact of the Internet regarding folk and popular culture