Economic Determinism and Karl Marx: Definition & History


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Which of the following did Karl Marx suggest was central to understanding history?

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1. According to Karl Marx, which of the following is not a Mode of Production?

2. Who did Karl Marx want to rise up, unite, and revolt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of economic determinism. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include knowing what the key to understanding history was according to Marx as well as understanding materialism's relationship to mode of production according to Marx.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What was central to understanding history according to Marx
  • Materialism's relationship with mode of production to Marx
  • Who Karl Marx wanted to rise up, unite, and revolt
  • Those inspired by Marx
  • Characteristics of the means of production

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as modes of production
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related economic determinism theory lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Marxist terms

Additional Learning

To learn more about ideas that came from Karl Marx, review the corresponding lesson Economic Determinism and Karl Marx: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define economic determinism
  • Understand who Karl Marx was and his views on poverty
  • Describe what historical materialism means
  • Appreciate the common theme behind all the modes of production
  • Know what Marx believed about capitalism and his famous work that described details of his views
  • Learn the fundamentals of Marxism and who Marx was as a person