Historical Impacts on Social Institutions


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Which term relates to cause and effect patterns throughout history?

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1. Which term is defined as a group of people coming together for a common purpose?

2. The social institutions of Nazi Germany were brought about partly due to what historical event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In many ways, history can be seen as a series of causes and effects. However, given the inherent complexity, it may be more helpful to break it down into more specific causal chains, such as the impact of specific historical events and changes upon relevant social institutions. You can test your understanding of the various ways in which historical events impact social institutions by answering the questions contained within this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment questions to test yourself on:

  • Causes and effect in history
  • Relevant sociological terms
  • Effects on social institutions throughout history
  • Relevant historical periods

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to see how well you can recall specific times throughout history in which social institutions were affected by historical events
  • Making connections - draw the connections between specific changes throughout history and the resulting effects on specific social institutions
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand relevant historical and sociological concepts needed to make sense of changes to social institutions in history

Additional Learning

More information on this topic is found within the associated lesson called Historical Impacts on Social Institutions. When reading over the lesson you will learn about:

  • Social institutions throughout history
  • Historical cause and effect
  • How historical events can affect social institutions
  • Notable examples of changes in social institutions