Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary


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A social movement is defined as _____.

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1. An alternative movement is defined as _____.

2. A social movement that seeks total personal transformation and is typically religious in nature is known as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what can happen when a populace is unhappy, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of social movements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Four types of social movements
  • Characteristics of alternative movements
  • Focus of a reformative social movement
  • Goal of revolutionary social movements

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding alternative movements and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the four types of social movements

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the term social movement
  • Identify the four progressive levels of social movements
  • Describe the characteristics of each type of movement within a populace
  • Explain the difference between alternative and redemptive movements in society
  • Appreciate the relationship of a society's unease towards its willingness to engage the governments