G. William Domhoff: Power Elite & Politics


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How is the term power elite defined by G. William Domhoff?

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1. How does G. William Domhoff introduce the social upper class?

2. What characterizes a member of the corporate community according to G. William Domhoff?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests what you know about G. William Domhoff and his work. You'll have the chance to review the key aspects to his work and how he explained how policy in America is made.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to target what you know about:

  • How G. William Domhoff defines 'power elite'
  • The description Domhoff gives of the social upper class
  • Characteristics of a member of the corporate community, according to Domhoff
  • Domhoff's thoughts on how the policy-planning network is constructed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember how Domhoff defines the idea of the power elite
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret how Domhoff characterizes a member of the corporate community
  • Making connections - use your understanding of what Domhoff says about the power elite and how they impact politics

Additional Learning

If you want to study this topic in more detail, you can look in the accompanying lesson, G. William Domhoff: Power Elite & Politics. This lesson will cover the following information:

  • Who Domhoff says rules America
  • The three groups that hold power
  • Who makes up the policy-planning network
  • What a special interest process is
  • How the power elite influence candidate selection