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9A andE Mr. D. Gooden
SocialStudies Take Home Test
Name of Student:___________________________________ Grade ________ Name...
7. Which of the following groups can either be a formal group or an informal
group:
(i) The Gooden’s family (ii) Jamaican ...
(a) All of the above (b) i, iii and iv only (c) ii. And iv only
(d) None of the above
16. An example of an informal group ...
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Grade 9 social studies test on groups

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Grade 9 social studies test on groups

  1. 1. 9A andE Mr. D. Gooden SocialStudies Take Home Test Name of Student:___________________________________ Grade ________ Name of Teacher:________________ PreparedbyMr. Gooden©VTHS/SocialStudies/Jan.2014 Instruction: You are expected to answer all questions in standard English (where possible) This test is made up of two sections, Section A (multiple choice) and Section B (short-answer questions). Section A This section is made up of fifteen (15) questions. Read each question carefully and circle or shade the options (a), (b), (c), or (d) that BEST supplies the answer. Answer ALL questions 1. A _____________ is a number of individuals who share a common bond or relationship and have a particular goal or purpose. (a) peer group (b) social group (c) negative group (d) primary group 2. Paul lives with his mother and father, brothers and sisters, and grandparents in the same household. But every evening he and his friends in the neighbourhood play football until nightfall. This results in him being scolded regularly. What type of group is Paul a part of? (a) Primary group (b) Secondary group (c) Peer group (d) Reference group 3. Which of the following is/are advantage(s) of a peer group? (i) Peer group give members a sense of belonging and scrutiny; (ii) Members of peer groups get feedback on their personal characteristics; (iii) They enjoy companionship while exploring their interests e.g. Sports, music, art and debate. (iv) Peer group has the ability to offer a great deal of support during a time of individual need. (a) None of the above (b) All of the above (c) ii and iii only (d) i and iv only 4. The name of the group that is characterized by the absence of distinguishing or marked qualities or features. (a) Out – group (b) Negative group (c) Interest group (d) In-group 5. Which of the following groups can also be regarded as formal groups? (i) Secondary groups (ii) Primary groups (iii) Voluntary groups (a) All of the above (b) i. only (c) ii. only (d) iii. only 6. These types are groups organized with clear-cut structures which govern the interaction of members. (a) Informal groups (b) involuntary groups (c) Out-groups (d) reference group
  2. 2. 7. Which of the following groups can either be a formal group or an informal group: (i) The Gooden’s family (ii) Jamaican For Justice (iii) The Red Cross (iv) Bethel Baptist Church (a) iv. only (b) i. and iv only (c) ii. and iii. only (d) i. only 8. Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of a peer group? (a) Bullying (b) Group members may become delinquent (c) Group size may be large or small (d) Members may become defiant towards parents 9. Which of the following definitions best tells what involuntary groups are? (a) A group in which membership is not by individual choice (b) A group that is formed to provide some service to the community Or to support a good cause. (b) A group that serves as a point of reference for people making decisions and evaluations. (c) A group that is large and impersonal and based on specific interest or activity. 10. Which of the following are all examples of an informal group? (a) Family, peer group, neighbours (b) School, art group, friends (c) Peer group, church, friends (d) work colleagues, neighbours, parish council 11. Which of the following is NOT an important function of social group? (a) They supply interaction between individuals. (b) They provide survival mechanisms for group membership. (c) They are the foundation on which society is built. (d) They encourage members to become isolated. 12. According to experts, Keisha, aged 14, is more likely to be influenced by: (a) her family (b) her friends (c) her neighbours (d)her church group 13. Justin and his friends pierce their bodies and use symbols to identify with each other. They are often in trouble with the law. Justin probably belongs to: (a) a clique (b) a peer group (c) a gang (d) a sub-group 14. Your answer to question 13 would best be seen as a: (i) involuntary group (ii) voluntary group (iii) negative group (iv) primary group (a) i. and iii. only (b) ii. and iv. only (c) ii. and iii only (d) i. and iii. only 15. Which of the following characteristics are not associated with informal group? (i) it is spontaneously formed; (ii) activities in the group change suddenly; (iii) roles and goals arise spontaneously; (vi) there is no set rules and regulations.
  3. 3. (a) All of the above (b) i, iii and iv only (c) ii. And iv only (d) None of the above 16. An example of an informal group is? (a) Christmas shoppers in a shopping mall (b) Rastafarians in the Caribbean (c) The students at a secondary school (d) A steel band practising in their pan yard 17. An example of a formal secondary group is: (a) Family (b) Young men playing in the streets (c) Scouts (d) A study group 18. Which of the following types of groups is a class of students in a school? (a) Voluntary (b) Informal (c) Involuntary (d) Formal 19. Members of a touring cricket team may be classified as all of the following except: (a) A peer group (b) A primary group (c) A formal group (d) An organised group. 20. Which of the following is a voluntary organization? (a) Rastafarianism (b) Police Service (c) Fire Service (d) Scouts Section B This section is made up of three (2) questions. Read each question carefully and choose only ONE. Write your answer on ruled paper (which is to be stapled to the back of this test). Answers MUST be written in sentences and with BLACK or BLUE ink pen only (NO PENCIL ALLOWED). 21. (a) (i) Define the term “social group”? (ii) Name one social group other than the family or school to which an adolescent may belong. (ii) State one characteristics of a formal group (3mks) (b) State three ways in which adults may benefit from membership in a formal social group. (3mks) (c) Explain two ways that adolescents in the group you identified in 16 (a)ii above may become negatively affected by the group. (4mks) 22. Secondary groups are groups that are larger than primary groups because there is less intimacy and face to face contact between members, which operates on a professional basis. (a) Apart from the points mentioned above, state two other characteristic that make up a secondary group. (2mks) (b) Name two examples of groups that fit the characteristics you outlined in number 21(a). (2mks) (c) Explain three ways that this group you named in number 22(a) may positively influence its members. (3mks) (d) List three ways that this group you mentioned in number 22(a) may discipline its members if they violate its rules and regulations. (3mks)

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