George Ritzer and the McDonaldization of Society: Definition and Principles


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Which of the following is NOT one of the principles of McDonaldization?

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1. McDonaldization is built on which of Max Weber's theories?

2. Sarah travels from her home in New Jersey to a vacation condo in New Mexico and is relieved to find that she can enjoy the same juicy burger at her favorite hamburger chain so far away from home. Which concept of McDonaldization is at work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

McDonaldization is comprised of 4 principles, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the origin and principles of McDonaldization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following items:

  • Non-examples of McDonaldization
  • Principle for larger soft drinks at gas stations
  • Author of The McDonaldization of Society
  • The word that McDonaldization is a metaphor for
  • Principles not included in McDonaldization

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related McDonaldization lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of McDonaldization
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main principles of McDonalidization

Additional Learning

To learn more about rationalization in society, review the corresponding lesson George Ritzer and the McDonaldization of Society: Definition and Principles. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains McDonalidization and George Ritzer's role in it
  • Defines rationalization
  • Identifies principles of McDonalidization
  • Define predictability, calculability, efficiency, and control