Gospel of Wealth: Definition & Summary


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Who wrote the Gospel of Wealth?

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1. What is the main thesis of the Gospel of Wealth?

2. Who is described as the modern day Andrew Carnegie?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The economic expansion that marked the second half of the 19th century established a class of extremely wealthy Americans who had successfully exploited the opportunities of industrialization. This quiz and lesson focus on the beliefs of one of the age's leading figures, and his views on wealth and social responsibility.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment on the Gospel of Wealth tests you on the following:

  • The essay's fundamental philosophy
  • Facts about the author
  • Arguments against charity
  • The effects of capitalism
  • Modern examples of The Gospel of Wealth

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of the Gospel of Wealth and understand its key points
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the Gospel of Wealth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how the poor are described in the Gospel of Wealth

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson, The Gospel of Wealth: Definition & Summary. The following goals and objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • List the options for the upper class outlined in the Gospel of Wealth
  • Explain the essay's recommendation for assisting the poor and disadvantaged
  • Understand the author's views on capitalism and individual success
  • Use examples to describe the type of philanthropy highlighted in the Gospel of Wealth