What is a Social Contract? - Definition & Examples


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What is a social contract?

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1. What would life be like without a social contract?

2. What are three instances where people believed a social contract was broken?

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Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on social contracts in history. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include specific examples of social contracts.

In this political science lesson assessment you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of a social contract
  • A social contract's benefit to a society
  • Historical examples of broken social contracts
  • Examples of types of social contracts
  • Extent of government power gained through a social contract

Skills Practiced

These assessments help students test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on social contracts in history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding social contracts and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific types of social contracts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about historical events precipitated by broken social contracts

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Social Contract? - Definition & Examples. This lesson helps students be able to:

  • Define social contract
  • Recognize the origin of the concept
  • Identify specific examples of social contracts in history