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Sin Taxes: Definition, Pros & Cons

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What are sin taxes?

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1. Which is an argument in favor of sin taxes?

2. What do people who are against sin taxes argue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sin taxes are usually state-imposed taxes on products that are considered unhealthy, not necessary for basic needs, or morally questionable, and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on the pros and cons of this type of tax. The questions on the quiz will test you on the definition of a sin tax, arguments in favor of these taxes, arguments against them, and the characteristics of sin taxes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of what a sin tax actually is and what it does
  • The arguments in favor of sin taxes
  • The arguments against sin taxes
  • The government programs funded with sin tax dollar
  • The black market problem caused by sin taxes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on sin taxes from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, namely sin taxes
  • Distinguishing differences - identify and distinguish between the pros and cons of sin taxes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the pros and cons of sin taxes

Additional Learning

To learn more about sin taxes, review the accompanying lesson on the pros and cons of sin taxes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sin taxes
  • Discuss the pros of sin taxes
  • Discuss the arguments in favor of these taxes
  • Discuss the cons of sin taxes
  • Discuss the arguments against these taxes
  • Understand how sin taxes can create a black market
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