Mechanical vs. Organic Solidarity


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Which of the following is true about the division of labor in societies characterized by mechanical solidarity?

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1. Complex societies are characterized by _____ solidarity, which involves a _____ division of labor.

2. Emile Durkheim is writing in a tradition known as _____ theory, which views society as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to discover how much you know about mechanical and organic solidarity. Test questions will assess you on topics like the division of labor in relevant societies and how complex societies are organized.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of study will be on the quiz:

  • Emile Durkheim's writing and theory
  • How our society makes us dependent on one another
  • Collective consciousness

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mechanical organic solidarity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about complex societies and how they're organized
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Emile Durkheim and his writing about society

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Mechanical vs. Organic Solidarity for further insight into the following:

  • Emile Durkheim as the founder of modern sociology
  • The definition of functionalism
  • What mechanical solidarity is
  • How to define organic solidarity