Dominant Ideology: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best describes a dominant ideology?

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1. The theory of dominant ideologies was established by which of the following philosophers in the 19th century?

2. Which of the following political ideologies allows for the people to select their own leaders and representatives?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Established in the 19th century, the concept of dominant ideologies is an essential part of cultural studies. Questions in the quiz focus on this term, as well as its impact on political and religious movements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet ask about:

  • The definition of a dominant ideology
  • Religious ideologies
  • The concept's founder
  • Blending of political and religious ideologies

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - demonstrate understanding of the concept of a dominant ideology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast democracies, theocracies, and other political systems
  • Knowledge application - use content from the lesson to answer questions about political and religious movements

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this phenomenon, take a look at the accompanying lesson entitled Dominant Ideology: Definition & Examples. Lesson objectives include the following:

  • Analyze religious beliefs in the United States
  • Explore the idea of religious fundamentalism
  • Discuss the initial situation that the dominant ideology theory described