Read each question carefully and then select the best answer.
Sociologist Neil Smelser has defined collective behavior as the
|A)||highly structured behavior of highly organized groups of people.|
|B)||relatively spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a group of people who are reacting to a highly predictable situation.|
|C)||relatively spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a group of people who are reacting to a common influence in an ambiguous situation.|
|D)||highly structured behavior of people in ambiguous situations.|
Sociologists Ralph Turner and Lewis Killian have offered the __________ perspective, which states that a collective definition of appropriate and inappropriate behavior presents itself during episodes of collective behavior.
|D)||none of the above|
Which of the following is not one of the six determinates of collective behavior, as outlined in Neil Smelser's value-added model?
|C)||a precipitating factor|
Building on the interactionist approach, Clark McPhail and associates introduced the assembling perspective, which sought for the first time to
|A)||relate episodes of collective behavior to the overall structure of a society.|
|B)||examine how and why people move from different points in space to a common location.|
|C)||explain how broad social conditions are transformed in a definite pattern into some form of collective behavior.|
|D)||show how collective definitions of appropriate and inappropriate behavior emerge during episodes of collective behavior.|
__________ assemblies include recurring, relatively routine gatherings of people such as work groups, college classes, and season ticket holders of an athletic series.
__________ assemblies include demonstrations, parades, and gatherings at the scene of fires, accidents, and arrests.
Which of the following is not an example of a crowd?
|A)||the United States Senate|
|B)||spectators at a baseball game|
|C)||participants at a pep rally|
Sudden or disruptive events or sets of events that overtax a community's resources so that outside aid is necessary are referred to as
The "pet rock" is an example of
Punk haircuts are an example of
__________ are exciting mass involvements that last for a relatively long period of time.
A __________ is a fearful arousal or collective flight based on a generalized belief that may or may not be accurate.
In 1969, some of former Beatle Paul McCartney's fans thought he had died at age 27, based on interpretations of the "Abbey Road" album, the song "Strawberry Fields Forever," and a backward playing of "Revolution No. 9." This illustrates a
The term __________ refers to a dispersed group of people, not necessarily in contact with one another, who share interest in an issue.
Expressions of attitudes on matters of public policy that are communicated to decision makers are referred to as
Sociologists use the term social movements in reference to
|B)||expressions of public opinion.|
|C)||organized collective activities to bring about or resist fundamental change in an existing group or society.|
|D)||none of the above|
You are a student and do not own a car. All of your close friends who are attending your college or university have vehicles of their own. You feel downtrodden and are dissatisfied. You are experiencing
The text observes that it takes more than desire to start a social movement: It helps to have money, political influence, access to the media, and workers. The ways in which a social movement utilizes such things are referred to collectively as
Organized collective activities that promote autonomy and self-determination, as well as improvements in the quality of life, are referred to as
|A)||new social movements.|
Which sociological perspective views social movements as training grounds for leaders of the political establishment?
Which one of the men below held that a social movement would require leaders to sharpen their awareness of the oppressed?
Which one of the following statements is not true?
|A)||New social movements generally view government as their ally in the struggle for a better society.|
|B)||Scholars of social movements now realize that gender can affect even the way we view organized efforts to bring about or resist change.|
|C)||Social movements grow and give birth to other movements, work in coalition with other movements, and influence each other indirectly through their effects on the larger cultural and political environment.|
|D)||Leadership is a central factor in the mobilization of the discontented into social movements.|
Which organization published a pioneering report showing that lesbians and gay men suffer from governmental persecution in many parts of the world?
|A)||World Health Organization|
|B)||The Red Cross|
|D)||The American Psychological Association|
The first social movement to advance the civil rights of lesbians and gay men was founded in what country?
|C)||the United States|