Differences Between Customers, Consumers & Consumerism


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What is the definition of customer?

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1. What is a person who uses business products called?

2. In 1972, Congress passed what Act, giving the CPSC powers to protect individuals from unsafe consumer products?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Considering what makes a consumer different from customers, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the issues involved in consumerism. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the definition of a customer as well as knowing what a consumer is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of customer
  • A person who uses business products called
  • Act which gave the CPSC powers to protect individuals from unsafe consumer products

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as customer
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the provisions of acts that protect children and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of acts that protect consumers

Additional Learning

To learn more about your protections as a consumer, review the corresponding lesson on Differences Between Customers, Consumers & Consumerism. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what customers and consumers are
  • Identify the two ways to understand consumerism
  • Understand the approach of consumerism relevant to the lesson
  • Describe the efforts of consumer advocacy groups to protecting consumers
  • Appreciate the regulations from the government to protect consumers