Copyright

What Is Social Structure of Society? - Definition & Theory

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of these is one of the four ways people function in society, according to Talcott Parsons?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Which of the following is an ascribed status?

2. Which of the following is an achieved status?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of social structure. Information you should understand to pass the quiz include a position that is earned or chosen and the elements that define the social structure of society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Description of an ascribed status
  • Concept that describes a position in life that is earned or chosen
  • The elements that define the social structure of society
  • Example of an achieved status
  • Parsons' theory of how people function in society

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social structure
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the description of an ascribed status
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding Parsons' theory of how people function in society

Additional Learning

To reinforce your understanding of social structure, check the related lesson called What is Social Structure of Society? - Definition & Theory. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify what social structure is and its significance
  • Recall the different types of social structure
  • Review how social structure is developed and maintained
Support