Classism in America: Definition & Examples


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What is classism?

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1. Which of the following refers to a person from a lower social class believing the classism directed toward the social class to which they belong?

2. Which of the following refers to classism in the laws, practices, and structures that make up a society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about classism in America with this helpful worksheet/quiz. The questions will address specific areas of interest like what classism is and a certain type of belief that might come from a lower social class.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to find out how much you know about:

  • What is meant by class
  • Classism with regard to laws that a society makes
  • A type of classism that refers to preconceived notions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on classism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of classism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as class and classism

Additional Learning

Social status in America is a concept that goes back to the country's inception. Learn more about it with the lesson called Classism in America: Definition & Examples, which will teach you about the following areas of study:

  • Cultural classism
  • Individual classism
  • Ways classism can have a negative effect upon a society