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3.1 Forms of Government

Quiz by Alexandra Lee

Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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SS.7.C.3.1

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  • Q1
    Socialism and Communism began as a type of economic system in the 19th century to attempt to correct which disadvantage of capitalist economies?
    failure to reward new ideas
    uneven distribution of wealth
    inflexibility in the face of change
    lack of motivation to work
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    SS.7.C.3.1
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  • Q2
    Which of these factors most distinguishes dictators from monarchs?
    how they regard the rights of citizens
    how they acquire and retain power
    how they choose their close advisers
    how they make economic decisions
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  • Q3
    A representative democracy is a form of government in which______________________.
    public decisions are made directly by the citizens meeting together in an assembly or ballot
    the state exercises broad control over the lives of its citizens
    public decisions are made by leaders elected by the citizens to vote according to their interests
    the powers of the monarch are limited by a constitution, either written or unwritten
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  • Q4
    A typical way for a dictator to gain power is by which method?
    appointment of a king
    divine right
    force
    democratic election
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  • Q5
    A type of government in which supreme authority rests with the majority of the people is known as what?
    dictatorship
    parliamentary
    democracy
    communist
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  • Q6
    This image shows a government leader. Which form of government would have this type of leader?
    Question Image
    monarchy
    democracy
    oligarchy
    theocracy
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  • Q7
    The scenario below describes a government decision. --------------------------- A self-appointed council amends the country’s constitution. --------------------------- Based on the scenario, which form of government is taking action?
    monarchy
    oligarchy
    dictatorship
    republic
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  • Q8
    This image below includes a statement influenced by an 1848 book. What modern political action could be influenced by the statement?
    Question Image
    A communist country invades a democratic country.
    A queen speaks before Parliament to officially open a voting process.
    A representative democracy amends its constitution.
    A dictator orders the invasion of a neighboring country.
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  • Q9
    When a country is in a state of ___________, there is no government or any laws at all, so people become violent and destructive.
    oligarchy
    anarchy
    monarchy
    republic
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  • Q10
    Many governments that follow the philosophy of _______________ believe power should be shared equally by members of the Party, and that wealth should be redistributed to the workers. Many of these governments turn into oligarchies or autocracies, like North Korea.
    Communism
    Democracy
    Monarchy
    Anarchy
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  • Q11
    A small New England town hall meeting is an example of which form of government?
    monarchy
    direct democracy
    republic
    oligarchy
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  • Q12
    Parliament and Congress are the names of two elected groups who make laws for the citizens they represent. Which form of government uses these lawmaking bodies?
    Autocracy
    Republic
    Communism
    Oligarchy
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  • Q13
    Which two forms of government does this scenario describe?
    Question Image
    anarchy and dictatorship
    oligarchy and theocracy
    monarchy and communism
    monarchy and representative democracy
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  • Q14
    Which two governments are based on the economic philosophy that wealth should be controlled by the government?
    Communism and Socialism
    Autocracy and Monarchy
    Direct and Indirect Democracy
    Theocracy and Oligarchy
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  • Q15
    Which two forms of government does this scenario describe?
    Question Image
    theocracy and oligarchy
    autocracy and socialism
    monarchy and direct democracy
    oligarchy and representative democracy
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  • Q16
    Which two forms of government does this scenario describe?
    Question Image
    socialism and communism
    oligarchy and theocracy
    autocracy and monarchy
    direct and indirect democracy
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  • Q17
    Which form of government comes from the Greek for "power by the self"
    autocracy
    oligarchy
    democracy
    monarchy
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  • Q18
    How are modern monarchies different from older absolute monarchies?
    Modern monarchs are limited by a constitution
    Modern Monarchs are elected
    Modern monarchs have unlimited power
    Modern Monarchs work with a self-appointed committee
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  • Q19
    What are the drawbacks of autocracy?
    Rulers have elected representatives to make choices for the people
    Rulers have limited power and a constitution
    Rulers have unlimited power and maintain power with violence.
    Rulers are controlled directly by the citizens.
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  • Q20
    Why are there so few direct democracies in the world today?
    Direct democracies control power by force and are unpopular
    Direct democracies have leaders that are self-appointed
    Direct democracies work best with a small population
    Direct democracies do not allow every citizen to vote
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