The Sociological Imagination by Mills: Summary & Concept


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An example of a public issue is

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1. According to C. Wright Mills, applying the sociological imagination requires

2. Which of the following is NOT true about the sociological imagination?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help check your recall of information from the lesson on The Sociological Imagination. You will be quizzed on facts related to social change and the term sociological imagination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Examples of public issues
  • Requirements for applying the sociological imagination according to Mills
  • The considerations involved in the sociological imagination
  • The meaning of the saying 'making the familiar strange'
  • Who coined the term 'sociological imagination'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of public issues and applying the sociological imagination
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the meaning of the phrases like sociological imagination and making the familiar strange
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson about the Sociological Imagination

Additional Learning

To learn more about the sociological imagination, review the accompanying lesson titled The Sociological Imagination by Mills: Summary & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand and identify examples of social change
  • Define and explain sociological imagination
  • Explore the connection between individual experiences and the larger society
  • Understand how personal troubles may become public issues
  • Discover how applying the sociological imagination can be used to develop solutions