Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics Quiz

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What is the main characteristic of a primary group?

Long history and personal narratives sharing

What distinguishes an in-group from other social groups?

Belongingness and sense of emotional deprivation

What is the key characteristic of a reference group?

Comparison with oneself

What is the primary function of non-state actors in international affairs?

Participation in international relations

What is the distinguishing feature of a corporation?

Large capital generation

What is the process of socialization and enculturation that can happen anywhere involving imitation of what others do coupled with repetitive practice of skills?


Which of the following is NOT a consequence of socialization according to the text?

Enhances individuality

What is defined as a group of individuals who often act with each other on the premise of shared expectations regarding behavior and common identity?

Social group

Which term refers to the consequences of socialization that establish the way one reasons and acts after going through the process?


What is the 'Matira Matibay Game' referred to in the text an alternative to?

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Group Characteristics

  • Primary groups are characterized by long-term, intimate, and emotional relationships, often formed early in life.
  • An in-group is distinguished from other social groups by its members' sense of belonging, loyalty, and commitment.

Reference Group

  • The key characteristic of a reference group is that it influences an individual's attitudes, values, and behavior, even if they are not a member.

Non-State Actors

  • The primary function of non-state actors in international affairs is to influence policy decisions and outcomes.


  • The distinguishing feature of a corporation is its separate legal entity status, distinct from its owners.

Socialization and Enculturation

  • Socialization and enculturation can occur anywhere, involving imitation of others' behavior and repetitive practice of skills, leading to the adoption of cultural norms and values.

Consequences of Socialization

  • Not a consequence of socialization: increased aggression.
  • Socialization can lead to internalization of norms, values, and attitudes, shaping an individual's behavior and worldview.

Social Group

  • A social group is defined as a collection of individuals who interact with each other based on shared expectations of behavior and a common identity.

Consequences of Socialization

  • The consequences of socialization that establish the way one reasons and acts are referred to as habituation.

Test your knowledge of culture, society, and politics with this quiz. Explore topics such as socialization, social groups, and the molding of individuals to conform to social norms and rules.

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