American Subcultures: Definition & Examples


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Which of these describes a subculture's relationship with the larger culture?

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1. Members of subcultures will often self-identify as part of the group, such as African American or gay man. These terms identify them as part of a larger group, but use what to indicate their inclusion in the subculture?

2. Though not always true, subcultures often build their own cultures around what type of relationship with the larger culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American culture is composed of many subcultures. Take this interactive quiz (or print out the worksheet) to test your knowledge of multiple American subcultures, their characteristics, and how they relate to the larger culture in America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on:

  • Subcultures' relationship with larger culture
  • Terms that identify people as part of a larger culture and a subculture
  • The punk subculture's relationship with the larger music culture
  • True statements about American subcultures

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of American culture to answer questions about its subcultures
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on American subcultures
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences between American culture and American subcultures

Additional Learning

To learn more about subcultures in America, read the accompanying lesson, American Subcultures: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify various subcultures found in America
  • Understand why culture is a broad term for a country's music, language, art, food, etc.
  • Assess common traits of subcultures and the ways in which they identify themselves