Bowling Alone Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Robert D. Putnam
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 5: Chapter 23, Lessons of History: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did it take the telephone to reach 75 percent of American households?
(a) 41 years.
(b) 67 years.
(c) 74 years.
(d) 53 years.

2. In what state did the Three Mile Island nuclear accident occur?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) New York.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Pennsylvania.

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

4. According to sociologist Robert Wuthnow, what percent of Americans claimed to be "currently involved in [a] small group that [met] regularly and [provided] support or caring for those who particpate[d] in it"?
(a) 20.
(b) 40.
(c) 30.
(d) 50.

5. Who said "80 percent of life is simply showing up"?
(a) Bob Hope.
(b) Sid Caesar.
(c) Bill Cosby.
(d) Woody Allen.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1995 how many Americans volunteered?

2. In 1985, of the 205 national citizens groups in existence, how many had chapters to which individual members belonged and paid dues?

3. During what time was there explosive growth in union membership?

4. In the 1990s, how many Americans moved?

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

(see the answer key)

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