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Populism (Grade 9)

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There are no entirely agreed upon definitions of "populism".
  1. True
  2. False
Populism is often considered to be about the struggle of "the people" against "the elite".
  1. True
  2. False
What is democratic backsliding?

Initially formed to support economic growth for farmers, the                     of the 1890s was the United States' first populist party.
  1. People's Party
  2. Bull Moose Party
  3. Prohibition Party
  4. Anti-Monopoly Party
Populism can exist on both the left and right sides of the political spectrum.
  1. True
  2. False
Until the 1950s, the term populism was only used to describe the People's Party.
  1. True
  2. False
A populist is the same as a demagogue.
  1. True
  2. False
Populism has been paired with other ideologies such as socialism and nationalism.
  1. True
  2. False
In populist ideology, what is the relationship of the "elite" to the "people"?

Populists on both the left and right claim that the "elite" use their stronger                                       positions to subvert the will of the people.
Despite their political status, populist leaders often try to represent themselves as being close to the people.
  1. True
  2. False
How do populist leaders typically use language to boost their appeal?

Most populist parties do not enjoy prolonged successes in subsequent elections.
  1. True
  2. False
Populist social movements are the most common form of populism.
  1. True
  2. False

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