Ladder of Abstraction: Definition & Example


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Who first described the ladder of abstraction?

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1. What kind of ideas or words would be found at the bottom rung of the ladder of abstraction?

2. Where would you find ideas like 'nutrition' or 'pet ownership' on the ladder of abstraction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used to gauge your knowledge of the principle of the ladder of abstraction. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know the history and use of this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • How words and ideas should be used when speaking or writing
  • Segments of the ladder of abstraction
  • Examples of using the ladder of abstraction

Skills Practiced

You can use this quiz and worksheet to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding parts of the ladder of abstraction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about words that should be used on the different parts of the ladder of abstraction

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ladder of abstraction, review the lesson titled Ladder of Abstraction: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the ladder of abstraction is
  • Determine the different levels on the ladder of abstraction
  • Review how to use this concept in writing, speaking, and thinking
  • Understand the purpose of the ladder of abstraction