How Societies Organize Their Production


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Which type of production is defined as people laboring to produce goods or obtain food solely for themselves and their family group?

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1. In tributary production

2. What type of production is being described in which money buys labor power and the wealthy own the means of production, then pay the common masses to work them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn to define and discuss the traits of the four types of productions with our enjoyable, informative materials. Our interactive quiz can be used to assess your understanding of the impact of society on production.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These educational materials will teach you about the following forms of production:

  • Domestic
  • Tributary
  • Capitalist
  • Postindustrial

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as capitalist and postindustrial production
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about production over human history in a different light
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the notion of products and services

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson How Societies Organize Their Production will prepare you to:

  • Explain the role of families in domestic production
  • List examples of civilizations that partook in tributary production
  • Discuss why capitalist production usually only exists in cultures that have gone through industrialization
  • Debate whether we've evolved into a postindustrial culture and what exactly that means