Bowling Alone Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert D. Putnam
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much had states spent on "motor voter" registration?

2. Between 1970 and 1998, by how much did the number of full-service restaurants per one hundred thousand population fall?

3. What was the one democracy that had a lower voter turnout than the United States?

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

5. What university studied the changes in personal behavior between 1957 and 1976?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does it take to be a member of AARP?

2. How did the effect of women getting a job outside the home have opposite effects on community involvement?

3. If fewer survey respondents said that "Most people can be trusted," what might that mean?

4. What was the mystery about the erosion of social capital?

5. Why was altruism an important diagnostic sign of social capital?

6. What were some great social movements that occurred in the last third of the twentieth century?

7. What changes in union membership have been seen in the twentieth century?

8. What warning did "Life" magazine give in an article in February, 1964?

9. What activities did women participate in as "machers"?

10. What happened to the Little Rock, Arkansas Sertoma Club?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea was proposed that workers transferred their friendships, civic discussions, and community ties from"the front porch to the water cooler." Discuss whether workers transferred their social ties from the community to the workplace.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss bridging and bonding and provide some examples of how these types of social capital work in society.

Essay Topic 3

Social change is produced by some combination of intracohort and intercohort changes. Discuss intracohort and intercohort social changes and their importance.

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