Retake Democracy Quiz

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Retake Democracy Quiz

This quiz corresponds with the information from History Alive 1. 4 on the forms of government.


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  • 1. 
    Democracy is a form of government in which the ruling power
    • A. 

      Is in the hands of a few leaders.

    • B. 

      Is in the hands of the people.

    • C. 

      Is given to someone because of their birth right.

  • 2. 
    A person who seizes control and becomes the ruling power is a
    • A. 

      Tyrant

    • B. 

      Monarch

    • C. 

      Militia

  • 3. 
    A monarchy is a form of government where
    • A. 

      A few people make the decisions for all.

    • B. 

      Ruling power is in the hands of one person.

    • C. 

      A person seizes control by force.

  • 4. 
    Paying taxes to the king, obeying their laws, and depending on them for protection are some characteristics of this form of government.
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Tyranny

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

  • 5. 
    Many of the subjects of this form of government rebelled against it because they had lost faith because of food shortages they were experiencing.
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Tyranny

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 6. 
    _____________was the birthplace of democracy.
    • A. 

      Sparta

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Crete

    • D. 

      Atlantis

  • 7. 
    Monarchies began to decline when they
    • A. 

      Began fighting with rivals over land and raw materials and or were invaded by the Dorians.

    • B. 

      when all the heirs were dying and there were not replacements.

    • C. 

      The middle class revolted.

  • 8. 
    A form of government where a few leaders are in control is
    • A. 

      A monarchy

    • B. 

      An oligarchy

    • C. 

      A democracy

  • 9. 
    The Tyranny form of government was sometimes brutal but they used their power to
    • A. 

      Eliminate the enemy

    • B. 

      Reform laws , help the poor, and cancel debts.

    • C. 

      Work together with other kings.

  • 10. 
     In an Oligarchy, ordinary citizens had very little say in how the city - state was run because of
    • A. 

      The aristocrats and selected members of the middle class made the decisions.

    • B. 

      They were forced to be in prison most of their lives.

    • C. 

      Tyrants overthrew them and took over.

  • 11. 
    Monos means single.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Andarkheim and Arkhein both mean rule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    All males and females could participate in the Athenian government and vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The United States of America  is founded on some of the same democratic principles as the ones that originated in Ancient Greece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False