Collective Behavior: Crowd Types, Mobs & Riots


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How are a crowd and a mass different?

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1. A sports team just lost a major national championship. Their fans, who are normally well-behaved, take to the streets in a large group and feed off one another's feelings. While they would never dream of acting violently on an individual basis, they now begin flipping over cars and lighting fires. This is an example of a _____ mentality.

2. All of the following describe the members of a crowd, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo features multiple-choice questions focused on vocabulary words related to collective behavior, as well as the characteristics of crowd members.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following topics with these study aids:

  • Identifying the terms for specific types of groups based on their behavior or formation
  • The characteristics of people in a crowd
  • The terms for different types of crowds

Skills Practiced

While you're answering these questions, you may develop these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of collective behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how people act when in a crowd and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of crowds based on given descriptions

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called Collective Behavior: Crowd Types, Mobs & Riots provides more information about people in large groups, including the following objectives:

  • Define collective behavior
  • Know the three main forms of collective behavior
  • Differentiate between the four types of crowds
  • Understand that people act differently when in a large group and why