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Chapter 17 of SOC: Social Change Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. relative deprivation
  2. Urban Legends
  3. technology
  4. riot
  5. public opinion
  1. a a violent crowd that directs its hostility at a wide and shifting range of targets
  2. b the application of a scientific knowledge for practical purposes
  3. c wide-spread attitudes on a particular issue
  4. d a type of rumor consisting of stories that supposedly happened
  5. e a gap between what people have and what they think they should have compared with other people in society

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a form of collective behavior that spreads rapidly and enthusiastically but lasts a short time
  2. an unexpected event that causes widespread damage, destruction, distress and loss
  3. a highly emotional and disorderly crowd that uses force or violence against a specific target
  4. an intense fearful, and anxious reaction to a real or imagined threat by large numbers of people
  5. a standard of appearance that enjoys widespread but temporary acceptance within a society

5 True/False Questions

  1. Panica collective flight, typically irrational from a real or perceived danger


  2. crowda fad that becomes an all-consuming passion for many people for a short time


  3. social movementthe transformations of society and social institutions over time


  4. Collective Behaviorthe spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a large number of people


  5. Structural Strain Theory6 macro-level conditions that encourage or discourage collective behavior:
    -social conditions such as expressing a grievance and having other people with the same problems
    -when a social system is bad and interferes negatively with people's everyday lives
    -people begin to see a situation as a wide-spread problem
    -some incident or behavior triggers an event and inspires action
    -leader who encourages agitation
    -opposing groups try to repress or interrupt those advocating for social change


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