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Q1
The terms, oligarchy and denocracy, identify governments according to
A
the number of people who participate in it
B
the philosophy of the state
C
formal distribution of power among governmental levels
D
institutional structure and relationships
E
Q2
Governments whose cental concern is the equitable distribution of wealth are said to be
A
feudalist
B
capitalist
C
socialist
D
fascist
E
Q3

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of democracy

A

Popular sovereignty

B

Regular elections

C

Majority rule

D

Limited franchise

E
Q4

In a true democracy, franchise can be limited by

A

sex

B

education

C

age

D

wealth

E
Q5
In a modern democracy the ultimate source of sovereignty is the
A
legislature
B
people
C
supreme court
D
armed forces
E
Q6
Which of these is a common feature of totalitarian regimes?
A
Existence of opposition groups
B
Competing political parties
C
A single recognized party
D
Freedom of association
E
Q7
Government by the few is
A
dictatorship
B
monarchy
C
oligarchy
D
autocracy
E
Q8
An essential feature of democracy is
A
rigid constiution
B
people's consent
C
supremacy of parliament
D
bicameral legislature
E
Q9
Aristocracy is the system of government in which the few rule for
A
their own benefit
B
the benefit of all
C
the benefit of their friends
D
the benefit of a few
E
Q10
The idea of democracy was first associated with the
A
Romans
B
Persians
C
Greeks
D
Egyptians
E
Q11
In a democracy, sovereignty is vested in
A
the community
B
public officials
C
judges
D
the Head of State
E
the legislature
Q12
One feature of a totalitarian State is the existence of
A
a single recognized party
B
pressure groups
C
opposition groups
D
a colonial power
E
fierce political rivalry
Q13
A system in which a few powerful and rich nobles own land which is hired out to the poor people to farm is called
A
feudalism
B
co-operatives
C
socialism
D
communism
E
communalism
Q14
A government in which control of utimate power is by a few who rule in their own selfish interests is classified as
A
a democracy
B
a dictatorship
C
an aristocracy
D
a monarchy
E
an oligarchy
Q15
In a democracy, franchiseis given to all
A
resident adults
B
citizens
C
citizens except members of the armed forces
D
loyal party member
E
qualified adult citizens
Q16
A totalitarian government is
A
a government that aspires to control every aspect of a citizen's life
B
a government for the masses
C
a government of the people, by the people, and for the people
D
a weak government
E
controlled by the rich
Q17
Representative Democracy is best characterized by
A
free elections and proper register of voters
B
proper constituencies and a real choice of candidates
C
a politically educated electorate
D
representation only for the poor
E
rule by the interest groups
Q18
In a democracy, political power is exercised by
A
the majority
B
the literate public
C
the few wealthy
D
one person
E
the monarchy
Q19
The idea of democracy as a system of government was inherited from
A
The U.S.A
B
Italy
C
England
D
Greece
E
China
Q20

A democratic system of government is

A

an efficient government

B

a mass government on behalf of the people

C

a government that grants absolute freedom to all citizens

D

a patroitic government

E

a government of the people, by the people and for the people

Q21

Within a democracy, citizens

A

can use all and any means to overthrow an offensive government 

B

have the right and duty to be involved in the political process

C

have the duty to eliminate their political opponents

D

are advised to be eternally vigilant 

E

have the positive right to physically prevent military coups from taking place

Q22

Which of the following constitutes the political sovereign in a democracy?

A

The Executive

B

The Judiciary

C

The Press

D

The Legislature

E

The Electorate

Q23
Democracy means a system of government in which
A
the majority rules
B
the minority rules
C
there is no party system
D
the people rule
E
none of the above