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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 14

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Question 1:


a) the elite members of society.
b) government workers.
c) those in control of major corporations.
d) non-elite members.

Question 2:


a) the desire for change
b) the types of people involved
c) the use of public opinion
d) the act of putting pressure on political elites

Question 3:


a) A social movement must be viewed as a success.
b) Government stability is needed to provide support for the counter-movement.
c) A social movement's goals must be viewed as a threat to another group's interests.
d) Additional allies must be available to support an organization of a counter-movement.

Question 4:


a) identity based
b) political process
c) breakdown
d) resource mobilization

Question 5:


a) an event that finally 'broke the camels back' and united people to fight for change.
b) dissatisfaction with the dominant ideology.
c) conditions that allow people to unite for change.
d) potential participants sharing a counter ideology within the social movement.

Question 6:


a) systemic theory
b) new social movements
c) political process
d) utilitarian

Question 7:


a) diagnostic frames, prognostic frames, and motivational frames
b) cultural frames, prognostic frames, and motivational frames
c) diagnostic frames, cultural frames, and inspirational frames
d) cultural frames, inspirational frames, and motivational frames

Question 8:


a) the idea of power and leverage in society.
b) how parts of society promote collective interests.
c) fear and frustration.
d) the opportunities and constraints of the polity.

Question 9:


a) It is too voluntaristic in its emphasis.
b) It treats social movements as ailments in society.
c) It tends not to highlight the differences between social movements and other organizations.
d) It is too inclusive and lacks some explanatory appeal.

Question 10:


a) movement coalition.
b) frame alignment.
c) structural conduciveness.
d) united coalition.

Question 11:


a) against domestic violence.
b) for voting rights.
c) against child labour and poor working conditions.
d) for the legalization of birth control.

Question 12:


a) the degree to which the farmer's livelihoods were affect by the market
b) differences between right and left wing pressure groups
c) the factionalism between the voluntary associations in New Brunswick
d) less leverage and interest due to a lower population in New Brunswick

Question 13:


a) strong social bonds in rural life create psychological security.
b) modern life creates disoriented individuals who are easily manipulated.
c) isolated individuals readily succumb to extremist movements.
d) all of the above.

Question 14:


a) economic conditions
b) a large working class and economic conditions
c) economic conditions and state structures
d) a large working class and state structures

Question 15:


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 can grow and give birth to other movements.
d) Leadership is a central factor in the mobilization of the discontented into social movements.