What Is Consumerism? - Definition, History & Examples


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What is the definition of consumerism?

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1. When did modern day consumerism emerge?

2. Among the following, which is an example of consumerism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of the history of consumerism and its characteristics can be assessed with this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be asked to define consumerism and identify examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools test your understanding of:

  • The meaning of consumerism
  • History of consumerism
  • Perspectives on consumerism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related consumerism lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding objections to consumerism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of consumerism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify an example of consumerism

Additional Learning

Find out more about consumerism by viewing the lesson titled What is Consumerism? - Definition, History & Examples. The learning objectives that the lesson covers include:

  • Learn the origins of modern consumerism
  • Define and identify characteristics of consumerism
  • Understand different viewpoints on consumerism
  • Understand the cultural impact of the ideology