Sociology Vocab Quiz Chapter 17

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  • 1. 

    New societal behaviors with important long-term consequences

    • A.

      Social change

    • B.

      Diffusion

    • C.

      Dispersed collectivity

    • D.

      Social movement

    • E.

      Collective behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Social change
    Explanation
    The term "social change" refers to the transformation of societal behaviors, norms, and values over time. It encompasses the adoption of new behaviors and attitudes by individuals and groups, leading to important long-term consequences for society as a whole. Social change can be driven by various factors, such as technological advancements, cultural shifts, or political movements. It is a broad concept that encompasses both intentional and unintentional changes in social behavior and structures.

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  • 2. 

    Process by which one culture or society borrows from another culture or society

    • A.

      Collective behavior

    • B.

      Dispersed collectivity

    • C.

      Diffusion

    • D.

      Social change

    • E.

      Social movement

    Correct Answer
    C. Diffusion
    Explanation
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  • 3. 

    The most structured and rational for of collective behavior; goal is to promote or prevent social change

    • A.

      Social movement

    • B.

      Collective behavior

    • C.

      Social change

    • D.

      Dispersed collectivity

    • E.

      Diffusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Social movement
    Explanation
    A social movement is the most structured and rational form of collective behavior, where individuals come together with the goal of promoting or preventing social change. Unlike dispersed collectivity or diffusion, a social movement is organized and focused on achieving specific objectives. It involves a collective effort by a group of people who share common beliefs and values, and they work towards creating social, political, or cultural change. Social movements often utilize various strategies such as protests, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to bring about the desired social change.

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  • 4. 

    Collection of people who are not physically connected but who follow common rules or respond to common stimuli

    • A.

      Diffusion

    • B.

      Social movement

    • C.

      Dispersed collectivity

    • D.

      Social change

    • E.

      Collective behavior

    Correct Answer
    C. Dispersed collectivity
    Explanation
    A dispersed collectivity refers to a group of individuals who are not physically connected but share common rules or respond to common stimuli. This term is often used to describe a collection of people who come together temporarily or sporadically to engage in collective behavior or social movements. It highlights the idea that individuals can be united by shared interests or goals, even if they are not physically connected or in close proximity to each other.

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  • 5. 

    The spontaneous behavior of a group of people responding to a similar stimulus

    • A.

      Social change

    • B.

      Collective behavior

    • C.

      Social movement

    • D.

      Dispersed collectivity

    • E.

      Diffusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Collective behavior
    Explanation
    Collective behavior refers to the spontaneous behavior of a group of people responding to a similar stimulus. It involves a temporary and unstructured form of social interaction, where individuals act in ways that are not typically seen in their everyday lives. This behavior can include riots, protests, panics, and other forms of group action. It is often characterized by a lack of formal organization and a sense of unity among the participants. Collective behavior is distinct from social movements, which are more organized and have specific goals and strategies.

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