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Mass Hysteria & Moral Panic: Definitions, Causes & Examples

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Which dance was feared in 19th century England because it required couple to embrace each other closely?

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1. Acid Rock and hippies caused a large number of people to fear that some evil was threatening the well-being of society. This feeling is called _____.

2. When Orson Welles caused thousands of listeners to believe that an actual Martian invasion was taking place during his broadcast of War of the Worlds, he caused:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are mass hysteria and moral panic? The questions in this quiz/worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of these two fears in today's society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and printable worksheet can help you review:

  • Moral panic
  • Mass hysteria
  • The dance feared in the 19th century

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social fear lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding moral panic
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mass hysteria and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, review the lesson called Mass Hysteria & Moral Panic: Definitions, Causes & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define mass hysteria
  • Identify examples of moral fear
  • Understand what the broadcast of the novel War of the Worlds did to people
  • Compare and contrast mass hysteria and moral panic
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