Theory of Historical Materialism: Definition & Example

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Who created historical materialism?

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1. In historical materialism, what stage of society does capitalism eventually evolve into?

2. What causes change from one stage of development to the next according to historical materialism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you see how much you know about the theory of historical materialism. The meaning of this theory and its founders are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • An example of the 'superstructure' according to Marxists
  • Who is responsible for historical materialism
  • The cause of change from one stage of development to the next based on historical materialism
  • Stage that capitalism eventually evolves into based on this theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on historical materialism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the mode of production for Marxists
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about beliefs according to historical materialism and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about this theory by using the lesson called Theory of Historical Materialism: Definition & Example. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Determine what historical materialism refers to
  • Examine beliefs of Marxists
  • Identify criticisms of historical materialism
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