What Do You Know About Democracy?

 Democracy is one of the most important inventions in human history, and has freed more people than any other revolutionary action. But what IS democracy, and where does it come from? Answer our questions to beat this quiz!
 
 
Which nation was the first to come up with the term "Democracy"?
Ancient Greece
The Roman Empire
The Persian Empire
Ancient Egypt
 
 
What city-state is known as the first democracy?
Athens
Rome
Thebes
Sparta
 
 
Which of these is NOT a type of known democracy?
The one we're missing is 'Constitutional Democracy'.
Direct Democracy
Representative Democracy
Monitory Democracy
Epistemological Democracy
 
 
Which of these is NOT one of the 5 basic concepts of democracy?
The one we are missing is 'Insistence upon the widest possible degree of individual freedom.'
Recognition of the fundamental worth and dignity of every person
Respect for the equality of all persons
Faith in majority rule and an insistence upon minority rights
Acceptance of the necessity of compromise
Equality of economic opportunity for all
 
 
What is the difference between Ancient Greek democracy and modern democracy?
They practiced direct democracy and modern democracy is representative (USA)
They practiced constitutional democracy and modern democracy is representative
They practiced representative democracy and modern democracy is constitutional
There is no big difference
 
 
Who is considered to be the father of modern democracy?
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
Which is the largest democracy in the world?
United States
India
Brazil
Pakistan
 
 
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a modern democracy?
The power rests in the hands of the people
Free elections
Limits on lawmakers
Majority rule with individual rights
Only the very wealthy get to vote
 
 
What is the main job of the Judicial Branch of Government (USA)?
Enforce Laws
Veto Laws
Make Laws
Declare if laws are constitutional
 
 
The right to have the law work in a known, orderly way, is known as...
Common Law
Divine Right
Due Process of Law
Social Contract
 
 
An agreement among the members of society is known as...
Common Law
Social Contract
Due Process of Law
Habeas Corpus
 
 
A form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right to elect the leaders who make governmental decisions.
Direct Democracy
Republic
Monarchy
Aristocracy
 
Try Again?
Most chances are you are living in a democracy right now, don't you want to find out more about it? How about trying our test again, or, alternatively, having a look at your mistakes?
 
Good Job!
Not bad at all. You didn't get everything right but you certainly made it clear you have some knowledge about politics, government and the history of democracy. You can try again or have a look at our answers and your mistakes. Nicely done!
 
Most Impressive!
Your knowledge of politics, government, democracy and its roots is superb! Most people don't know these things, even if they live in the middle of a democracy, it's a sad fact and one we should willingly change. Democracy is a wonderful ideal we should all know all about! And so we'd like to say: Congrats to you on acing our quiz!
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