Economist Adam Smith: Theory & Biography


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What was Smith's educational background?

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1. What book, written by Smith, is considered by many to be the cornerstone of capitalism and was Smith's most famous work?

2. In what year, and at what age, did Smith pass away?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools are a quick and easy way to check your knowledge of the life and work of Adam Smith, often called the father of Capitalism. Some of the things you'll need to know for the quiz include Smith's most famous work and when he died.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Smith's educational background
  • Smith's most famous work
  • Year Smith passed away and how old he was
  • Book that focused on the individual's interactions with social institutions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Adam Smith
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Wealth of Nations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life of Adam Smith

Additional Learning

To learn more about this economist and philosopher, review the accompanying lesson called Economist Adam Smith: Theory & Biography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Smith's early life and education
  • Discuss Smith's career
  • Explore The Wealth of Nations
  • Discuss Smith's death and enduring legacy