Social Institutions: Definition & Examples


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What is the main purpose of social institutions?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a purpose of a family institution?

2. What is a main function of the religion institution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of social institutions. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the main purpose of social institutions and the purposes of family.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Main purpose of social institutions
  • Family institution purposes
  • Central function of the institution of religion
  • Two dominant world economic systems
  • Another term for 'tertiary education'

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 related lesson on social institutions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purposes of religious and familial institutions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the two dominant world economic systems

Additional Learning

To learn more about sociology, review the accompanying lesson Social Institutions: Definitions & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the broad category of social institutions
  • Detail the function and list an example of an economic institution
  • Define the purpose of family institutions within a society and explain an example
  • Relate the role and an example of an educational institution
  • Understand the function of a religious institution within a society