Manifest Functions in Sociology: Examples & Summary


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_____ functions are those recognized or intended functions that people expect in a social pattern or institution.

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1. Which of the following are NOT examples of the manifest functions of education?

2. Which of the following is a manifest function of religion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauges your knowledge of structural functionalism and manifest functions. You will be quizzed on examples of manifest functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Manifest function of religion
  • Examples of manifest functions
  • The term for a society working together to develop solidarity
  • Functions that are unintended consequences

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define different types of functions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve social practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding manifest functions

Additional Learning

To learn more about manifest functions, review the corresponding lesson on Manifest Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the link between social structure and social functions
  • Analyze various types of functions
  • Examine manifest functions of religion and education