Cultural Essentialism: Definition & Examples


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Essentialism is the idea that:

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1. Essentialism can have all of the following effects EXCEPT:

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of essentialism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cultural essentialism will be the subject of this quiz/worksheet combo. See what you know by answering questions on topics like what essentialism is and some of its effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about these key points:

  • Examples of essentialism
  • True statement about stereotypes
  • What it means to categorize something

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to define essentialism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the effects of essentialism and some examples of it in the real world
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cultural essentialism

Additional Learning

Follow along in the lesson entitled Cultural Essentialism: Definition & Examples for further insight into the following:

  • Examples of cultural essentialism
  • The cultural consequences of essentialism
  • How to define stereotypes