What Is a Social Class? - Definition & Concept


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Joe is a corporate attorney making $253,000 a year. Joe would belong to which social class?

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1. Mary Lou is a receptionist and makes minimum wage. Her husband is a cashier, and he also makes minimum wage. Together, their combined income is $30,000 a year. What social class do Mary Lou and her husband belong to?

2. ________ refers to earnings from work or investments.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of a dimension of social class and assets an individual owns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Social class examples
  • Earnings from work or investments
  • Assets an individual owns
  • Factors that dictate what social class people belong to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the social classes lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding term that describes earnings from work or investments
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve social class practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about social classes, review the lesson What is a Social Class? - Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what a social class is and how it dictates a person's lifestyle
  • Review the different dimensions that affect social class such as income, wealth, education and power
  • Learn about the different types of social classes and their characteristics, such as the upper class, the middle class, the working class and the lower class