Bowling Alone Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Robert D. Putnam
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3: Chapter 14, From Generation to Generation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the PTA founded?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1910.

2. In 1986, what percent of all organization members had served as an officer?
(a) 51.
(b) 46.
(c) 38.
(d) 26.

3. In 1998, how many people believed that people lived as honestly and morally as they used to?
(a) Between 5 and 10 percent.
(b) Between 25 and 35 percent.
(c) Between 15 and 20 percent.
(d) Between 20 and 30 percent.

4. In the last two decades of the twentieth century, by what fraction did unlisted phone numbers grow?
(a) By 2/3.
(b) By 1/3.
(c) By 1/4.
(d) By 1/2.

5. Out of every dollar spent for leisure in 1929, how many cents went to club and fraternal dues?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 6.
(d) 4.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the membership of community involvement groups plateau?

2. How many organizations did Putnam find listed in the "World Alamanc"?

3. For men in the years between 1965 and 1995, how much more time did they have for leisure activities per week?

4. What nineteenth century Frenchman did Putnam say was frequently quoted by social scientists?

5. In the late twentieth century, how many more times would an American send a greeting card to a friend than a letter to the editor?

(see the answer key)

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