Video Quiz: Government Systems

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Video Quiz:  Government Systems

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Athen's direct democracy,
    • A. 

      Citizens elected representatives to make laws for them.

    • B. 

      Citizens are led by a king or queen.

    • C. 

      Citizens included all people who lived in the society.

    • D. 

      Citizens vote to make their own rules and laws.

  • 2. 
    What does "direct democracy" mean?
    • A. 

      The people who have committed crimes can't vote

    • B. 

      That only certain people can serve on juries and hold office

    • C. 

      That people vote on laws themselves, without representatives

    • D. 

      That state legislatures elect representatives, not the people themselves

  • 3. 
    Which choice best describes the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      An oligarchy run by society's richest members

    • B. 

      A government run by elected representatives

    • C. 

      A monarchy run by a king or queen

    • D. 

      A dictatorship run by an emperor

  • 4. 
    What was the main difference between the Senate and the Assembly?
    • A. 

      The Assembly controlled Rome's finances; the Senate controlled its foreign policy

    • B. 

      Senators were elected; Assembly members were appointed by the consuls

    • C. 

      Senators were patricians; Assembly members were plebeians

    • D. 

      The Senate could overrule decisions made by the Assembly

  • 5. 
    How were woman treated during the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      With complete equality (ranked equal to men)

    • B. 

      As second-class citizens (ranked lower then men)

    • C. 

      As the official heads of their families

    • D. 

      As slaves

  • 6. 
    After Greek city-states were ruled by kings, they were ruled by 
    • A. 

      Aristocrats.

    • B. 

      Citizens.

    • C. 

      Armies.

    • D. 

      Dictators.

  • 7. 
         "We are a democracy because the power to make the laws is given to the many rather than the few.  But while the law gives equal justice to everyone, it has not failed to reward excellence.  While every citizen has an equal opportunity to serve the public, we reward our most distinguished [best] citizens by asking them to make our political decisions.  Nor do we discriminate against the poor.  A man may serve his country no matter how low his position on the social scale.     An Athenian citizen does not put his private affairs before the affairs of the state; even our merchants and businessmen know something about politics.  We alone believe that a man who takes no interest in public affairs is more than harmless-he is useless. - Pericles, Funeral Oration_______________________________________________________According to Pericles, all of the following is the responsibility of the citizens of a democracy except which one?
    • A. 

      Citizens are expected to participate in the political process.

    • B. 

      In an Athenian democracy citizens are expected to know what's going on politically.

    • C. 

      Athenian citizens are responsible for helping to make political decisions.

    • D. 

      In Athens it was acceptable for a citizen to decide not to vote.

  • 8. 
    A government in which a group of a small few have power is called
    • A. 

      A tyranny.

    • B. 

      A monarchy.

    • C. 

      A democracy.

    • D. 

      An oligarchy.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following does not describe the first democracy?
    • A. 

      All citizens had the right to participate in the assembly.

    • B. 

      Aristocrats had more power than citizens.

    • C. 

      Every citizen had the right to speak.

    • D. 

      Citizens could cast a vote.

  • 10. 
    Which is an inherent problem of direct democracy?
    • A. 

      Most people aren't mature enough to govern themselves

    • B. 

      Women never have any rights under direct democracy

    • C. 

      Direct democracies tend to favor the wealthy

    • D. 

      Most people don't have the time to participate so actively in their government

  • 11. 
    Which of the following people would be able to participate in the Athenian form of democracy?
    • A. 

      Nikos' mother, Athena

    • B. 

      Cephas, a free man who does not own property

    • C. 

      Petros, a slave whose owner gave him 2 acres of land for his birthday

    • D. 

      Nikos, a free male homeowner whose parents both were born in Athens

  • 12. 
    Which feature of Athenian democracy still exists in American democracy?
    • A. 

      All laws are still subject to popular vote

    • B. 

      There is still no powerful executive branch

    • C. 

      Juries still consist of regular citizens

    • D. 

      Representatives are still elected by lottery

  • 13. 
    Which of the following best describes a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      All citizens help make the laws.

    • B. 

      Citizens act as judges and lawmakers.

    • C. 

      All men, women, and children can vote.

    • D. 

      Citizens elect officials to make the laws.

  • 14. 
    How are the United States and the Roman Republic alike?
    • A. 

      Both allow all people to vote

    • B. 

      Both have three branches of government

    • C. 

      Both have a single, powerful chief executive

    • D. 

      Both hold elections once every four years

  • 15. 
    How did Athenian democracy different from Roman republicanism?
    • A. 

      In Athens, slaves and women were not allowed to vote; in Rome, they were.

    • B. 

      In Rome, people elected an emperor; Athens had no emperor.

    • C. 

      In Rome, landowners were not allowed to vote; in Athens, they were.

    • D. 

      In Athens, people voted on laws themselves; in Rome, people elected representatives.

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