Karl Marx: Theory of Class Consciousness and False Consciousness


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How did Karl Marx view the world?

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1. According to Karl Marx, why did the working class need to develop class consciousness?

2. According to Karl Marx, which of the following concepts could be used a catalyst for changing the conditions of the working class?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet duo will assess your knowledge of class consciousness and false consciousness from the revolutionary socialist thinker Karl Marx. Some concepts you'll be quizzed on include Marx's ideas about a necessary revolution by the working class and the false consciousness that hinders it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review Marx's:

  • Professional life
  • Class consciousness and social change
  • Marx's primary concern related to the working class
  • What they 'I' and 'me' attitude represents

Action of the working class against the upper class

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the discussion on Marx's theories
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key concepts and phrases such as class consciousness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained to answer questions about the famous socialist

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called Karl Marx: Theory of Class Consciousness and False Consciousness to gain a greater understanding of this noted sociologist's ideas. It highlights the following main ideas put forth by Marx:

  • The plight/exploitation of the working class
  • The control of economic production
  • The importance of a revolution by the working class
  • Class consciousness vs. false consciousness