The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills: Summary & Concept


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Charles Wright Mills was an American

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1. Mills examined, critiqued, and wrote extensively about capitalism, bureaucracies, and

2. Mills' book The Power Elite challenged the existing social

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Power Elite is a book by Charles Wright Mills, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life, work, and theories of Mills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Close relationships between those in power
  • Life and work of Charles Wright Mills
  • The Power Elite

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Mills
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Power Elite
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about class alliances

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills: Summary & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life and work of C. Wright Mills
  • Understand the theories in The Power Elite
  • Know how class structure controls the masses
  • Explore the danger of blind acceptance