Types Of Government Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Types Of Government Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Theocracy
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      King or Queen rules the nation.

    • C. 

      Citizens hold political power.

    • D. 

      A government that recognizes God as the primary or main political authority.

  • 2. 
    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 political power.

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Montesquieu's philosophy can be found in which famous American document- separation of powers within the national government...
    • A. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Gettysburg Address

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    What was the main idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence? (Hint: John Locke)
    • A. 

      A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown

    • B. 

      Government should guarantee its citizens economic security

    • C. 

      The national and state governments should share power

    • D. 

      Rulers from nations get power to rule from God and are have to govern in the best interest for all people

  • 9. 
    John Locke believed in the concept of natural rights of the indiividual. What US document did he later help influence in our national history? 
    • A. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 10. 
    John Locke would have supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      The separate branches of government

    • B. 

      The desire to have a absolute monarch or king

    • C. 

      Social Contracts between the people and the government

    • D. 

      Life, Liberty, Property- Natural Rights

  • 11. 
    Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 12. 
    The concept of natural rights was included in the Declaration of Independence- influenced by John Locke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Enlightenment thinker Thomas Hobbes would have supported which type of government? 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 15. 
    In contrast to a democracy, which forms of govt. uses the military to maintain power against the people's consent? 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    Use the quote from Enlightenment thinker Baron de Montesquieu to answer the next question:  " The people are extremely well qualified for choosing those whom they are to entrust with part of their authority"- Montesquieu 1748 Which best summarizes his view of the responsibility of citizens in a democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens should lobby for new laws

    • B. 

      Citizens vote for their leaders

    • C. 

      To respond to public opinion polls

    • D. 

      Take part in political campaingns

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