Conspicuous Consumption: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following items would not be a good purchased in conspicuous consumption?

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1. What do you call goods that are more in demand when the price increases?

2. How often do individuals that are guilty of conspicuous consumption care about social class?

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Challenge your understanding of conspicuous consumption using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. Study these assets anytime during the lesson, then move on to more complex economic topics.

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conspicuous consumption refers to a purchasing pattern where people try to broadcast their wealth and status. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of conspicuous consumption, including examples of things that might be purchased by people engaging in conspicuous consumption and the reasons why someone might engage in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This multiple choice quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Behavior of conspicuous consumers
  • Goods that might be purchased in conspicuous consumption
  • Name for goods that are more in demand when their price increases
  • How individuals engaging in conspicuous consumption feel about their social class

Skills Practiced

Students will be able to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related conspicuous consumption lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of social class regarding conspicuous consumers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding goods purchased by conspicuous consumers

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Conspicuous Consumption: Definition & Examples to learn more about consumer behavior. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Defining conspicuous consumption
  • Understanding the relationship between goods purchased and social class concern
  • Providing an example of why a person might engage in conspicuous consumption
  • Outlining examples of what a person might purchase when engaging in conspicuous consumption