Emile Durkheim's Theories: Functionalism, Anomie and Division of Labor - Quiz & Worksheet


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For Emile Durkheim, a society increasing taxes in order to build more schools in a district to handle a growing student population demonstrates which societal concept?

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1. In Emile Durkheim's theories of social structures, which of the following is NOT an example of social facts?

2. According to Durkheim, why would a given society fall into disorder and crisis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple choice questions will ask you about important terms related to Durkheim's theories. They will either ask you to complete sentences with the correct term or choose the odd man out in the provided group of choices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • A non-example of social facts
  • Anomie
  • When disorder and crisis happen in society
  • A characteristic of modern society

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related functionalism, anomie, and division of labor lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an effect of anomie and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what raising taxes to construct additional schools is an example of

Additional Learning

You can improve your grasp of this subject further by viewing the accompanying lesson. The lesson is titled Emile Durkheim's Theories: Functionalism, Anomie and Division of Labor and it covers the following topics:

  • Emile Durkheim's contributions to sociology
  • Division of labor and two kinds of solidarity
  • The concept of anomie