The Development Of Democracy In Ancient Greece

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The Development Of Democracy In Ancient Greece - Quiz

This quiz corresponds with the information from History Alive 1.4 on the forms of government.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruling power is in the hands of one person.
    Explanation
    In a monarchy, the ruling power is concentrated in the hands of one person, usually a king or queen. This individual holds absolute authority and makes decisions on behalf of the entire country or state. Unlike other forms of government, such as democracy or oligarchy, where power is shared among multiple individuals, a monarchy is characterized by the sole rule of one person. This person inherits their position through bloodline or is appointed by some other means, and their decisions are binding for the entire population.

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  • 2. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Is in the hands of the people.
    Explanation
    Democracy is a form of government where the ruling power is in the hands of the people. In a democratic system, the citizens have the right to participate in decision-making processes, either directly or through elected representatives. This ensures that the power to govern is not concentrated in the hands of a few leaders, but rather distributed among the entire population. This allows for greater inclusivity, representation, and accountability in the government, as it is ultimately the people who have the authority to choose their leaders and shape the policies and laws of the country.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Tyrant

    • B.

      Monarch

    • C.

      Militia

    Correct Answer
    A. Tyrant
    Explanation
    A person who seizes control and becomes the ruling power is referred to as a tyrant. This term is commonly used to describe someone who exercises absolute authority and power without any legal or moral justification. Unlike a monarch, who inherits their position, a tyrant forcefully takes control. The term militia refers to a group of citizens trained for military service, which is unrelated to the question.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      A monarchy

    • B.

      An oligarchy

    • C.

      A democracy

    Correct Answer
    B. An oligarchy
    Explanation
    An oligarchy is a form of government where a few leaders hold the power and control the decision-making process. In this type of government, the ruling power is concentrated in the hands of a small elite group, often based on wealth, social status, or military power. These leaders have the authority to make important decisions and shape the policies of the government, while the majority of the population has limited or no participation in the governing process.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Monarchy
    Explanation
    A monarchy is a form of government where the power is held by a single ruler, usually a king or queen, who inherits their position. Paying taxes to the king, obeying their laws, and depending on them for protection are all characteristics of a monarchy. In this system, the king has absolute authority and the citizens have limited or no say in the decision-making process.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Oligarchy
    Explanation
    In an oligarchy, power is held by a small group of individuals who often come from wealthy or influential backgrounds. In this form of government, the ruling elite have control over the resources and decision-making processes of the country. The rebellion mentioned in the question suggests that the subjects were dissatisfied with the oligarchy's handling of food shortages, which led to a loss of faith in the government. This explanation aligns with the characteristics of an oligarchy, where the ruling few may prioritize their own interests over the needs of the population.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Began fighting with rivals over land and raw materials and or were invaded by the Dorians.
    Explanation
    The decline of monarchies can be attributed to their conflicts with rivals over land and raw materials, as well as invasions by the Dorians. These external factors weakened the power and stability of monarchies, leading to their decline. The mention of heirs dying and lack of replacements, as well as the middle class revolt, are not mentioned as reasons for the decline of monarchies in the given information.

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  • 8. 

    _____________was the birthplace of democracy.

    • A.

      Sparta

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Crete

    • D.

      Atlantis

    Correct Answer
    B. Athens
    Explanation
    Athens was the birthplace of democracy. In ancient Greece, Athens was known for its democratic system of government, where citizens had the right to participate in decision-making. This system allowed for political equality and the involvement of all eligible citizens in the governance of the city-state. Athens' democratic principles laid the foundation for the development of democracy as a political system, influencing future civilizations and shaping the modern concept of democracy.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reform laws , help the poor, and cancel debts.
    Explanation
    The Tyranny form of government, although brutal at times, utilized their power to bring about positive changes. They reformed laws to ensure fairness and justice, helping to create a more equitable society. Additionally, they extended assistance to the poor, providing support and resources to uplift those in need. Furthermore, they canceled debts, alleviating financial burdens and promoting economic stability. These actions demonstrate that despite their harsh methods, the Tyranny government aimed to improve the lives of their citizens and create a more just society.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The aristocrats and selected members of the middle class made the decisions.
    Explanation
    In an Oligarchy, the power to make decisions and govern the city-state is concentrated in the hands of the aristocrats and selected members of the middle class. This means that ordinary citizens have very little say in the running of the city-state. The answer correctly identifies this key characteristic of an Oligarchy, where the ruling power is held by a few privileged individuals who make decisions on behalf of the entire population.

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  • 11. 

    Monos means single.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "monos" is a Greek word that means "single." Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 12. 

    Andarkheim and Arkhein both mean rule.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Both Andarkheim and Arkhein mean rule. This suggests that these two words have similar or related meanings.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Only male citizens could vote.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that the United States of America is indeed founded on some of the same democratic principles as the ones that originated in Ancient Greece. The founding fathers of the United States were influenced by the democratic ideals of Ancient Greece, such as the concept of a government by the people and the idea of individual rights and freedoms. The U.S. Constitution and its system of government, including the separation of powers and the protection of individual liberties, reflect these democratic principles. Therefore, the statement is true.

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