Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline


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A group of people with a common ideology who try to achieve certain general goals together is known as a _____.

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1. Pick the answer that correctly lists the progressive stages in the social movement life cycle.

2. Which stage of a social movement life cycle has little to no organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the four stages of social movements and how are they characterized? You will need to be familiar with these terms and examples in order to successfully complete the questions posed in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about the following:

  • The term for an ideology-based group working towards goals together
  • What the progressive stages in the life cycle of these groups are
  • Which stage is low on organization
  • The characteristics of the coalescence stage
  • The name for the third stage

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding details about each of the three stages
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of coalescence and how it relates to organization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of each stage

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the stages of social movements
  • Identify what a social movement is
  • Provide a detailed explanation of each social movement stage
  • Use real-life examples to illustrate what is involved in each stage