Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups


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Zoe admires the cheerleaders at her school and enjoys watching them at games. She frequently copies hairstyles that she sees the girls wearing. The cheerleading squad is an example of a _____.

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1. Shana is a member of a debate group for her history class. They are only supposed to participate in one debate. Which of the following best describes this group of students?

2. Several of Justin's closest friends surprised him with a large birthday party. Which of the following best describes the group of friends?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Society is made up of different social groups that this quiz and worksheet combo will help you explore. Get all the information on the relationships formed and the purposes served by each particular group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The amount of members in a social group
  • The nuclear family
  • Examples of social groups
  • The relationship between an individual and a social group

Skills Practiced

These tools will evaluate your skills of:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nuclear family and reference group
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding societal relationships and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as primary and secondary social groups

Additional Learning

Spend some time reviewing the associated lesson, Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups, so that you can be sure that you have learned all of the relevant material. This lesson can also help you focus on these objectives:

  • Identify examples of social groups
  • Discover the grouping of a nuclear family
  • Know the number of individuals required for the formation of a social group
  • Distinguish primary and secondary groups
  • Understand the purpose of reference groups