Quiz  /  Democracy
  • 1. 
    What are the two main types of democracies?

  • Direct and Representative
  • Dictatorship and Direct
  • Monarchy and Representative
  • Communist and Socialist
  • 2. 
    Which type of government is the United States?

  • Representative Democracy
  • Communist
  • Monarchy
  • Direct Democracy
  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes a democracy?

  • A government run by the people
  • A government run by a single person
  • A government run by powerful corporations
  • A government run by a small group of people
  • 4. 
    According to the article, where was one of the first direct democracies formed?

  • Japan
  • Egypt
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • 5. 
    True or False: People living in democracies tend to have more freedoms, protections, and a higher standard of living than in other forms of government.

  • TRUE
  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of a modern democracy?

  • Limits on lawmakers
  • Free elections
  • Only the very wealthy get to vote
  • The power rests in the hands of the people
  • 7. 
    What word is used to define the U.S. government in the U.S. Constitution?

  • Republic
  • Democracy
  • Socialist
  • Dictatorship
  • 8. 
    Is the United States considered a democracy?

  • No
  • Yes
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a typical criticism of democracy as a form of government?

  • Only the wealthy can afford to run for office
  • They can be inefficient
  • Only the poorest countries in the world are democracies
  • Two party systems can limit voter choices
  • 10. 
    True or False: Voters in democracies are sometimes uninformed and don't understand the issues.

  • TRUE
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