Communism: Definition & Examples


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What is a fundamental difference between capitalism and communism?

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1. What is a difference between Marxism and Maoism?

2. What would never happen in a truly communist society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the key characteristics of communism, and how they differ from capitalism. You will also learn about different schools of thought in communism and how the ideology would look in real society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of a true communist society
  • Differences between Maoism and Marxism
  • Differences between capitalism and communism

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communism lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the reality of implementing a truly communist society in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the major clash between communism and capitalism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Communism: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define communism
  • Trace the origins of communism
  • Understand why there has never been a truly communist society in the real world