Nonmaterial Culture: Definition, Components & Examples


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What is material culture?

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1. What is nonmaterial culture?

2. Which of the following is not a component of nonmaterial culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the components of a nonmaterial culture. For the quiz, you'll need to know the difference between a material culture and a nonmaterial culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a material culture
  • What a nonmaterial culture is
  • Components of nonmaterial culture
  • Examples of nonmaterial culture

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the components of nonmaterial culture and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as material and nonmaterial culture
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as gestures and sanctions

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Nonmaterial Culture: Definition, Components & Examples, which will help you:

  • Understand what a culture is
  • Explain the physical pieces that make up a culture
  • Identify the abstract ideas and values a culture might have
  • Describe the difference between a material and nonmaterial culture
  • Appreciate the main types of a nonmaterial culture