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Social Darwinism vs. Darwinism - Quiz & Worksheet

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Charles Darwin was best known for promoting the theory of what?

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1. What is social Darwinism?

2. What is the main difference between Darwinism and social Darwinism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly test your knowledge of the differences between Darwinism and social Darwinism. Find out if you can explain how these theories are linked and what makes them distinct.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The key focus of Darwinist theories
  • Eugenics and its goals
  • The most famous theory promulgated by Charles Darwin

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social Darwinism and what it was used to justify in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Darwinism and social Darwinism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of eugenics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the different theories put forth by Charles Darwin were about

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about these different theories, view the lesson titled Social Darwinism vs. Darwinism. It will make sure you understand:

  • The work of Herbert Spencer
  • Natural selection
  • Examples of eugenic cartoons and stereotypes
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