Government Structure Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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Government Structure Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

Did you know that the structure of the government consists of three different branches? These include judicial, legislative, and executive and no one power can rule over another. This rule is called the separation of powers. For this quiz, you are required to learn whether the declaration of independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking, what dictatorship is, what a monarchy is, what democracy is, and what anarchy is. Branch out, enrich your mind, and take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which one would not be an example of a primary source?
    • A. 

      Diary accounts

    • B. 

      Soldier writing letters back home about his war experience

    • C. 

      Textbook

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 3. 
    Theocracy
    • A. 

      One leader or person who has ablsolute control over the lives of the people of the nation

    • B. 

      King or Queen rules the nation

    • C. 

      Citizens hold the political power

    • D. 

      Government that recognizes God as the primary or main political authority

  • 4. 
    Dictatorship
    • A. 

      People of a country elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government

    • B. 

      King or Queen rules the nation

    • C. 

      One leader or person has absolute or total control over the people's lives in the nation

    • D. 

      Citizens hold the political power

  • 5. 
    Monarchy
    • A. 

      People hold the political power to the nation

    • B. 

      King or queen rules/leads the nation

    • C. 

      Government is headed by a strong military leader who has total control over the nation

    • D. 

      No one is in charge-mob rule

  • 6. 
    Democracy 
    • A. 

      Citizens hold the political power in government

    • B. 

      King or queen rules in the nation

    • C. 

      Mob rule- no one is in charge

    • D. 

      God is the ultimate authority of the government

  • 7. 
    Representative Democracy
    • A. 

      King or queen rules the nation

    • B. 

      Mob rule- choas and disorder in government

    • C. 

      Voters elect representatives to help make decisions in government

    • D. 

      One leader who has direct power over all the people of the nation

  • 8. 
    Anarchy
    • A. 

      King or Queen rules the nation

    • B. 

      Mob rule or choas and disorder- lack of government

    • C. 

      God is at the center of government

    • D. 

      People make all the decisions for the king

  • 9. 
    In contrast to a democracy, which form of govt. uses the military to maintain power against the people's consent? ( hint: what is the opposite)
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 10. 
    Use the following quote to help you answer the question below: "It must be acknowledged that the term 'republic' is of a very vague application in every language... I would say purely and simply it means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally according to the rules of the majority."- Thomas Jefferson 1816 Which statement summarizes Jefferson's ideas about a republic form of government?
    • A. 

      The power of govt. rests with the citizens

    • B. 

      The power of the govt. rests with the leaders at the top of the govt.

    • C. 

      Republicans are always in control

    • D. 

      Republic forms of govt. have strict rules and laws that must be followed

  • 11. 
    Machiavelli gave advice to leaders from the Renaissance time period. His book entitled, The Prince  offered advice to which group? 
    • A. 

      Monarchies of Europe

    • B. 

      Dictators of Europe

    • C. 

      Democratic governments of Europe

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Machiavelli's book, The Prince, addressed the question of how societies should best:
    • A. 

      Begin a revolution

    • B. 

      Govern a nation effectively

    • C. 

      Study the secrets of nature

    • D. 

      Create a passion for the arts

  • 13. 
    A theocracy can exist with other forms of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Constitution is the basis of the laws in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The USA has this form of government today.
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Republic/representative democracy

    • D. 

      Theocracy

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