Society & Culture of the 18th Century


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How did the Industrial Revolution impact the lives of tradesmen and merchants during the 18th century?

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1. A Frenchman acquires elaborate Chinese silk fabrics to be made into gowns for his wife and daughters. This is an example of _____.

2. _____ kept merchants and tradesmen from moving into nobility.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will show your knowledge of European culture and society in the 1700s. You'll need to know about methods for social mobility in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • What social group had the most members in the 18th century
  • The term that describes the purchase of expensive luxury items
  • Arts and humanities
  • Clergy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prominent social groups
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the clergy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the acquisition of elaborate luxury items from exotic locales

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Society & Culture in the 18th century. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the societal makeup
  • Explains pop culture
  • Covers musicians such as Mozart, Handel, and Beethoven
  • Explores the popularity of high art from France