Aristocrats: Definition & Examples


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The term 'aristocracy' comes from Greek words that mean:

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1. How did someone become an aristocrat?

2. Which of the following statements does NOT accurately reflect the relationship between aristocrats and kings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aristocrats are the people who experience certain privileges inherent to their high social status. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of who aristocrats are and their place in the social hierarchy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What the aristocracy is
  • The definition of the term 'aristocracy'
  • Who are aristocrats and how a person becomes an aristocrat
  • The relationships between aristocrats to the other social classes
  • Distinguishing characteristics of aristocrats
  • Aristocracy around the world

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about aristocrats and the aristocracy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including what the aristocracy is
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of etymology to understand the history and meaning of the word 'aristocracy'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about aristocrats and the aristocracy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the aristocracy, review the accompanying lesson on aristocrats. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the definition of aristocracy
  • Covers the history of the aristocracy
  • Explains who the aristocrats are and what they do
  • Details the differences between aristocrats and the other social classes
  • Explores aristocratic classes in various countries