Prologue Quiz

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This quiz contains vocabulary from the prologue which makes connections to democracy and its development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is government?
    • A. 

      A way to educate children

    • B. 

      A system for controling society

    • C. 

      A program for welfare distribution

    • D. 

      A system for building an economy

  • 2. 
    What is a democracy?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A government ruled by a few powerful people

    • C. 

      A single person usually called a king or queen rules and controls government

    • D. 

      A govenment of rule by the people

  • 3. 
    What was the senate?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A legislative body

    • C. 

      A written legal code

    • D. 

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

  • 4. 
    What is a direct democracy?
    • A. 

      This is a form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right to elect the leaders who make governmental decisions.

    • B. 

      It is a legislative body.

    • C. 

      It is a written legal code.

    • D. 

      This is a form of government in which citizens rule and make laws directly rather than through representatives.

  • 5. 
    What is a republic?
    • A. 

      This is a form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right to elect the leaders who make governmental decisions.

    • B. 

      It is a legislative body.

    • C. 

      It is a written legal code.

    • D. 

      This is a form of government in which citizens rule and make laws directly rather than through representatives.

  • 6. 
    What is a monarchy?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A government ruled by a few powerful people

    • C. 

      A single person usually called a king or queen rules and controls government

    • D. 

      A govenment of rule by the people

  • 7. 
    What is an aristocracy?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A government ruled by a few powerful people

    • C. 

      A single person usually called a king or queen rules and controls government

    • D. 

      A govenment of rule by the people

  • 8. 
    What is an oligarchy?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A government ruled by a few powerful people

    • C. 

      A single person usually called a king or queen rules and controls government

    • D. 

      A govenment of rule by the people

  • 9. 
    What is Judaism?
    • A. 

      In the Middle Ages it influenced all aspects of life religious, social, and political.

    • B. 

      The religion of the Israelites and Jews

    • C. 

      The name of the religion founded by Jesus

    • D. 

      The French word for “rebirth", marked by renewed interest in classical culture.

  • 10. 
    What is Christianity?
    • A. 

      In the Middle Ages it influenced all aspects of life religious, social, and political.

    • B. 

      The religion of the Israelites and Jews

    • C. 

      The name of the religion founded by Jesus

    • D. 

      The French word for “rebirth", marked by renewed interest in classical culture.

  • 11. 
    What is the Roman Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      In the Middle Ages it influenced all aspects of life religious, social, and political.

    • B. 

      The religion of the Israelites and Jews

    • C. 

      The name of the religion founded by Jesus

    • D. 

      The French word for “rebirth", marked by renewed interest in classical culture.

  • 12. 
    What was the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      In the Middle Ages it influenced all aspects of life religious, social, and political.

    • B. 

      The religion of the Israelites and Jews

    • C. 

      The religious movement started in the 16th century, to change the Catholic Church away from corruption

    • D. 

      The French word for “rebirth", marked by renewed interest in classical culture.

  • 13. 
    What was the Reformation?
    • A. 

      In the Middle Ages it influenced all aspects of life religious, social, and political.

    • B. 

      The religion of the Israelites and Jews

    • C. 

      The religious movement started in the 16th century, to change the Catholic Church away from corruption

    • D. 

      The French word for “rebirth", marked by renewed interest in classical culture.

  • 14. 
    In 1215 the angry nobles rebelled and forced King John to grant guarantees of certain traditional political rights. What was this called?
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Parliament

  • 15. 
    What was England’s national legislature called? Still is called this today.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Parliament

  • 16. 
    This is the basis of the legal systems in many English-speaking countries. This reflects customs and principles established over time.
    • A. 

      Common law

    • B. 

      Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Parliament

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 17. 
    This right to have the law work in known, orderly ways is called ________________. In other words, the king could not willfully, or arbitrarily, punish his subjects.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Common law

    • C. 

      Due process of law

    • D. 

      Voting

  • 18. 
    In the 1600s, monarchs on the European continent were asserting greater authority over lords than they had during the Middle Ages. These kings claimed not just the right to rule but the right to rule with absolute power. They claimed that a king’s power came from God. What was the name for this?
    • A. 

      Bill of rights

    • B. 

      Constitutional monarchy

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      Divine right of kings

  • 19. 
    England became a _______________ , which means the powers of the ruler are restricted by the constitution and the laws of the country.
    • A. 

      Constitutional monarchy

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Bill of rights

    • D. 

      Direct democracy

  • 20. 
    Parliament withdrew its support from James and offered the English throne to his daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, ruler of the Netherlands, both Protestants. William invaded England, and James fled to France. In 1689 William and Mary were crowned co-rulers of England.
    • A. 

      Bill of rights

    • B. 

      The Glorious Revolution

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      Divine right of kings

  • 21. 
    What is a "bill of rights"?
    • A. 

      A piece of paper with an amount of money on it that is owed

    • B. 

      A formal summary of the rights and liberties believed essential to the people

    • C. 

      The right way to charge someone for a service

    • D. 

      The right to have bills

  • 22. 
    During the 17th and 18th centuries, an intellectual movement developed. Thinkers tried to apply the principles of reason and the methods of science to all aspects of society. They built upon the long history of Western thought.
    • A. 

      Glorious Revolution

    • B. 

      Enlightenment

    • C. 

      Reformation

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 23. 
    This is a kind of agreement among members of society where people submit to an authoritarian ruler to prevent disorder. Although Hobbes was a monarchist, his idea was important for the development of democracy.
    • A. 

      Social contract

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Natural rights

    • D. 

      Federal system

  • 24. 
    Locke said that all human beings had, by nature, the right to life, liberty, and property. In order to protect these _______________, they formed governments.
    • A. 

      Laws

    • B. 

      Monarchs

    • C. 

      Religious projects

    • D. 

      Natural rights

  • 25. 
    What is representative government?
    • A. 

      A government controlled by a dictator or oligarchy would be considered a representative government.

    • B. 

      It's a government by the rich, for the upper class, and against worker representation.

    • C. 

      One where citizens elect representatives to make laws and policies for them.

    • D. 

      Government partnering with foreign countries is a type of this.