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Weber's Iron Cage of Rationality

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According to Max Weber, society is shifting towards what types of social action?

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1. Putting up a Christmas tree most clearly exemplifies which type of social action:

2. What does Weber see as the primary force for a shift towards rationality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Max was an important sociology theorist and this quiz and worksheet ensure you understand his theories. You will be tested on topics such as his main focus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be assessed in the quiz:

  • Types of social action society seems to favor
  • Theories of Max Weber
  • Four ideal types of action

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Max Weber's work.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the iron cage of rationality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theories of Max Weber

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the iron cage of rationality? Review the lesson called Weber's Iron Cage of Rationality. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Identify a real-life example of the iron cage of rationality
  • Understand the work and theories of Max Weber
  • Define examples of the four ideal types of action
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