Post-Industrial Society: Definition & Characteristics


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Which of the following terms refers to a stage in a society's development during which the economy transitions from one that primarily provides goods to one that primarily provides services?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic associated with a post-industrialized society?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Industrialization is an important concept in understanding contemporary society, and many current civilizations can be described as being post-industrial. This assessment will go over some of the basic information on post-industrial societies. The questions contained in the assessment will test you on points such as the characteristics and effects of post-industrial societies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Stages in societal development
  • Characteristics of post-industrial societies
  • Effects of post-industrialization
  • True and false statements about post-industrial societies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of the definition and characteristics of post-industrial societies
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you've understood the specific features of post-industrial societies discussed in the lesson, specifically where they fit into the spectrum of stages of societal development and the effects of post-industrialization
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of post-industrial societies to identify true and false statements about them

Additional Learning

To learn more about post-industrial societies, review the corresponding lesson called Post-Industrial Society: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Stages in societal development
  • Industrialized society
  • Post-industrial society definition
  • The characteristics of post-industrial societies
  • Effects of post-industrialization