Capitalism, Pluralism & Democracy: Definitions & Differences


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Why do businesses in the U.S. NOT operate in a purely capitalistic environment?

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1. In a society that is facing increasing income inequality, the wealthy millionaires hold almost all power. Many large corporations have been nationalized by the government, and there is increased evidence of election tampering. Identify the element that BEST shows that this is not a pluralist society:

2. Why are special interest groups formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn how capitalism, pluralism, and democracy affect business. This quiz/worksheet combination will help reinforce your understanding of the basic principles of all three systems and the effect each has on business.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Definitions of capitalism, pluralism, and democracy
  • Term for groups working to secure their best interest
  • Classification of MADD

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the systems of capitalism, pluralism, and democracy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding these three systems and how they affect business
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about each of these systems

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Capitalism, Pluralism & Democracy: Definitions & Differences to learn more about these three systems. The following objectives are contained in this lesson:

  • Compare and contrast capitalism, pluralism, and democracy
  • Explain the role of special interest groups
  • Identify key terms of a pluralistic society