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Forms of Government (Grade 6)

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Forms of Government

A monarchy is a good example of                .
  1. oligarchy
  2. autocracy
  3. socialism
  4. communism
Which of these is a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible?
  1. capitalism
  2. democracy
  3. totalitarianism
  4. atheism
What is the key feature of a republic?
  1. a head of state elected by the people
  2. citizens are able to vote on every law
  3. the legislature is appointed by the president
  4. strong local governments
What are the differences between a direct democracy and a representative democracy?

Which type of government has a king or queen as the head of state?
  1. dictatorship
  2. republic
  3. theocracy
  4. monarchy
What is a system of government where an individual has absolute power?
  1. oligarchy
  2. despotism
  3. theocracy
  4. monarchy
What is the key feature of totalitarianism?
  1. every action of the state is decided on by a vote by all citizens
  2. the state tries to control all aspects of public and private life
  3. a single ruler controls the government
  4. wealth is shared by all citizens
Which system of government originated as a vision for a society built on equality with no social classes?
  1. democracy
  2. despotism
  3. communism
  4. constitutional monarchy
Modern examples of communist nations have usually turned into dictatorships.
  1. True
  2. False
A theocracy is a system of government where religious institutions control the state.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the key feature of an oligarchy?
  1. social classes are inherited
  2. wealth is evenly distributed to all citizens
  3. religious institutions are in control of the state
  4. the state is controlled by a small group of wealthy individuals
Constitutional monarchies have both a king or queen and a set of laws or a constitution to limit their power.
  1. True
  2. False

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