Mass Society Theory: Definition & Examples


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A society that is characterized as having no cultural diversity, and is comprised of considerably disconnected population is known as what?

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1. From which era did the concept of mass societies emerge?

2. Cultural critics of the Industrial Revolution claimed that the mechanization of labor and poorly regulated business practices led to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet help you to assess your knowledge of mass society theory and its economic and social effects. You will be quizzed on the defining characteristic of a mass society, the era in which mass society theory came about and its relationship to business activities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following:

  • The definition and origin of mass society theory
  • Causes and effects of mass societies
  • Negative consequences put forth by mass society theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mass society theory
  • Making connections - use understanding of the tendencies of mass society to identify consequences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding business practices and labor

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge about mass societies by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Mass Society Theory: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define characteristics of a mass society
  • Explain the historical context of the mass society concept
  • Expand upon the relationship between capitalism and a mass society's social structure
  • Understand the susceptibility of a mass society to extreme social and political movements, as defined by mass society theory