Democracy Quiz #1

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  • 1. 
    A government ruled by a small group of noble, land-owning families.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Aristocracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 2. 
    A government in which supreme power is in the hands of one person.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Aristocracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 3. 
    A form of government in which citizens rule and make laws directly rather than through representatives.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Aristocracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 4. 
    A form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right to elect the leaders who make governmental decisions.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Aristocracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 5. 
    The right to have the law work in a known, orderly way.
    • A. 

      Common Law

    • B. 

      Divine Right

    • C. 

      Due Process of Law

    • D. 

      Social Contract

  • 6. 
    A concept that the right of rule derives directly from God, not from the consent of the people.
    • A. 

      Common Law

    • B. 

      Divine Right

    • C. 

      Due Process of Law

    • D. 

      Social Contract

  • 7. 
    An agreement among members of society.
    • A. 

      Common Law

    • B. 

      Divine Right

    • C. 

      Due Process of Law

    • D. 

      Social Contract

  • 8. 
    A representative government is one in which citizens elect representatives to make laws and policies for them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What changes did Pericles introduce into Greek government to make it more democratic?
    • A. 

      Eliminated slavery

    • B. 

      Helped increase the number of poorer citizens participating in the government

    • C. 

      Reformed social classes to be based on wealth rather than heredity

    • D. 

      Helped pay the debts of farmers

  • 10. 
    Which does not belong?
    • A. 

      The Magna Carta

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Habeas Corpus Amendment Act

  • 11. 
    Which does not belong?
    • A. 

      The 10 Commandments

    • B. 

      The 12 Tables

    • C. 

      The Magna Carta

    • D. 

      The Code

  • 12. 
    What best describes what the Renaissance resurrected?
    • A. 

      Religion

    • B. 

      Philosophers

    • C. 

      Individuality

    • D. 

      Monarchies

  • 13. 
    The reformation was a movement to get all religion out of society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Who believed that all human beings, by nature, had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of property.
    • A. 

      Hobbes

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Rousseau

    • E. 

      Montesquieu

  • 15. 
    Believed that all men were born selfish by nature, and that man should be governed by a constitutional monarchy.
    • A. 

      Hobbes

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Rousseau

    • E. 

      Montesquieu

  • 16. 
    Concluded that liberty could best be safeguarded by a separation of powers, that is, by divideing government into three separate branches.
    • A. 

      Hobbes

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Rousseau

    • E. 

      Montesquieu

  • 17. 
    Who helped Britain defeat the French in the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      American Colonists

    • B. 

      Italian Army

    • C. 

      The Spaniards

  • 18. 
    A system of government in which power is divided between the states and the federal government.
    • A. 

      Federal System

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      United Nations

    • D. 

      Representative Government