Anarchist: Definition & Movement


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Who was the first person to proclaim themselves an anarchist?

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1. American anarchist Emma Goldman was arrested but later released in connection with what major crime?

2. What is the root definition of the word anarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anarchy is a political philosophy that has grown and changed throughout time. This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of it along with the names of some famous anarchists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following terms and people:

  • Anarchy
  • Social anarchism
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Emma Goldman
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on anarchy
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of anarchy in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - examine the development of anarchist movements in different countries and time periods
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast classical and modern anarchy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding leaders of anarchist movements

Additional Learning

To learn more about anarchy, review the accompanying lesson on anarchist movements. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anarchy
  • Define ontological anarchism
  • Explain the Haymarket affair
  • Identify anarchist leaders such as Emma Goldman, Mikhail Bakunin, and Peter Kropotkin
  • Learn of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
  • Learn of anarchist movements throughout Europe
  • Learn about the development of anarchism in America
  • Discuss modern anarchist movements
  • Identify anarchist symbols