Social Movement: Theories and Motives

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How does the structural strain theory explain deviant group behavior?

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1. Which of the following is true about a mass society?

2. According to political sociologist William Kornhauser, social movements are influenced by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of different social movements and theories behind them. You will be quizzed on mass societies and the structural strain theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to review:

  • Characteristics of a mass society
  • The structural strain theory
  • Deprivation theory
  • Social movements

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you test out the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as deprivation theory and mass society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social movements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding principles of the structural strain theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about social movements, review the corresponding lesson Social Movement: Theories and Motives. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Description of the deprivation theory
  • Mass society theory
  • Definition of mass society
  • Structural strain theory
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