What is a Civil Society? - Definition & Examples


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_____________ is comprised of organizations that serve the public's needs but operate outside of the governmental and corporate spheres.

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1. Which of the following is an example of an organization from a civil society?

2. ____________ are a group from a civil society that can provide assistance to people for little or no fee in times of crisis, like a natural disaster.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Civil societies often serve a crucial role in any healthy society, but unfortunately their contributions and significance are often overlooked. This assessment will help you go over some key information on the definition and characteristics of civil societies. Some things you'll be tested on include examples of organizations that comprise civil society and how they function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of civil society
  • Examples of civil society organizations
  • Different types of organizations
  • How these organizations function

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of some of the attached lesson's main points on the definition and characteristics of civil society
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand what types of organizations fall under civil society and how they tend to function
  • Knowledge application - apply the information from the lesson to identify a few of these organizations and how they contribute to civil society

Additional Learning

You can learn more about civil society by looking over the attached lesson called What Is Civil Society? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of civil society
  • Examples of civil society
  • How civil society organizations work
  • Contributions of civil society