False Consciousness in Sociology: Definition & Examples


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Class consciousness is when:

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1. Which statement is an example of what a worker might say if he or she were experiencing false consciousness?

2. Marxism is the view that primarily critiques what type of economic system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of false consciousness. Topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of false consciousness and class consciousness as well as the Marxist philosophy regarding objective reality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining class consciousness
  • False consciousness exemplified and defined
  • The economic system critiqued by Marxism
  • Marxism and objective reality

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on false consciousness
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Marxism and objective reality and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as false consciousness and class consciousness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the economic system critiqued by Marxism and examples of false consciousness

Additional Learning

To learn more about economic philosophies, review the accompanying lesson on False Consciousness in Sociology: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define false consciousness as it relates to Marxist philosophy
  • Differentiate the proletariat from the bourgeoisie in a Marxist system
  • Explain an example of false consciousness from the lesson
  • Identify one criticism of the idea of false consciousness