Social Control: Formal & Informal Sanctions


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_____ are like the customs and traditions in our society. We don't really face serious consequences for violating them.

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1. _____ sanctions are enforced by institutions or governing bodies in our society

2. Jane organized a park clean up in her neighborhood to get rid of trash and weeds. She is given a gift by members of her community for helping out. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo allows you to find out what you know about different social controls. Answer questions about how these affect people and attempt to control their actions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet set will measure your knowledge of:

  • The customs and traditions of society
  • Sanctions instituted on a government or institutional level
  • Examples of social and political controls on our actions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the types of sanctions put in place by an institution or government
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to identify the type of sanctions being experienced based on their description
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the customs and traditions created by a society

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about these types of behavioral controls, review the lesson titled Social Controls: Formal & Informal Sanctions. This lesson will cover concepts such as:

  • Mores
  • Laws
  • Physical sanctions