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Survival of The Fittest & Herbert Spencer: Definition & Examples Video

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'Survival of the Fittest' was coined by:

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1. Social Darwinism applies _____ theory to _____.

2. Herbert Spencer's main focus in his writings on Social Darwinism was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the concept of Survival of the Fittest and how the phrase was developed. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include the person who first coined the phrase 'Survival of the Fittest,' and the concept of Social Darwinism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Who coined the phrase 'Survival of the Fittest'
  • Social Darwinism
  • Who embraced Social Darwinism
  • Book that originally inspired 'Survival of the Fittest' idea

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Survival of the Fittest lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the origin of the phrase 'Survival of the Fittest' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Social Darwinism

Additional Learning

To learn more about Survival of the Fittest, review the lesson titled Survival of The Fittest & Herbert Spencer: Definition & Examples. It covers the following topics:

  • Examples of Social Darwinism
  • Eugenics
  • Social success versus biological success
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