Harriet Martineau: Theories and Contributions to Sociology


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Harriet Martineau was known as _____.

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1. What fault did Martineau find with America's system of democracy?

2. What did Harriet Martineau do that furthered the understanding and study of sociology in the English-speaking world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This lesson features a brief biography of Harriet Martineau, and the accompanying quiz will test your understanding of what the lesson teaches you about her. You will be tested on who Martineau was and what her accomplishments were.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Harriet Martineau's importance in the study of sociology
  • Works Martineau completed during her time as a sociologist

Skills Practiced

Based on information provided in the worksheet, this interactive quiz will test your knowledge on the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related short biography of Harriet Martineau
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained how Martineau helped sociologists worldwide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Harriet Martineau

Additional Learning

To develop your knowledge on Harriet Martineau and sociology, study the accompanying lesson called Harriet Martineua: Theories and Contributions to Sociology. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Martineau's trips and how they were funded
  • Martineau's works Illustrations of Political Economy and Society in America
  • Comte's theory of Positivism