Bowling Alone Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Robert D. Putnam
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 2: Chapter 4, Religious Participation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1996, how many Americans voted in the election between Clinton, Dole, and Perot?
(a) 48.9 percent.
(b) 23.8 percent.
(c) 51.3 percent.
(d) 36.9 percent.

2. By the 1990s, what percent of Americans identified themselves as having "no religion"?
(a) 21.
(b) 9.
(c) 11.
(d) 14.

3. Sociologist Wade Clark Roof estimated that 2/3 of all boomers reared in religious traditions dropped out. How many returned to religion?
(a) Less than 1/5.
(b) Less than 1/4.
(c) Less than 1/3.
(d) Less than 1/2.

4. In what states did Philip Hammond survey churchgoers?
(a) Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.
(b) Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, FLorida.
(c) North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, and California.
(d) Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada.

5. When was the last year of the baby boom generation?
(a) 1963.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1961.
(d) 1962.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1997, what percent of college freshmen indicated no religious preference?

2. By what percent did religious adherence grow steadily from 1776 to 1980?

3. How much did the number of nonprofit organizations of national scope listed in "Encylopedia of Associations" change between 1968 and 1997?

4. When did party finances skyrocket?

5. Where in America has there been the most religious disengagement?

(see the answer key)

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