Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation

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What is defined as the borrowing by one society of a cultural trait belonging to another society as the result of contact between the two?

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1. Which type of diffusion occurs when two cultures come into direct contact?

2. Which type of diffusion occurs when one society conquers another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the various processes of cultural change. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include characteristics of three ways in which cultural changes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Different types of diffusion
  • Process of creating new ideas to get rid of cultural problems
  • What is taking a solution and making it better

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the processes of cultural change
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding diffusion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most commons forms of cultural change

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify three commons forms of cultural change
  • Understand the types of cultural diffusion
  • Define innovation as a method of cultural change
  • Recognize how invention changes culture
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