Democracy Quiz: Trivia Test Questions!

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Democracy Quiz: Trivia Test Questions!

Do you know there is more than one type of democracy? That is just one of the variables that come up in this quiz. This quiz will ask you the difference between common law and a social contract, a representative government, what is different from the Greek government, and how it became more democratic. This quiz will inspire you to learn more about democracy. Be mindful of taking your certificate when you are finished.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

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