Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 3

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Question 1:


a) Illiterate democracy
b) Imperfect democracy
c) Illegal democracy
d) Illiberal democracy

Question 2:


a) That rulers govern in the interests of the ruled.
b) That rulers come from a wide range of social backgrounds.
c) That rulers are directly accountable to the ruled on a regular basis.
d) That the proceedings of the legislative body are televised.

Question 3:


a) citizens choose their representatives in free and fair elections.
b) citizens are allowed to debate with their representatives in open public meetings.
c) citizens represent themselves in the decision-making process.
d) senior political leaders are known as “Directors.”

Question 4:


a) in ancient Greece.
b) in the US after freeing itself from British tyranny.
c) in France after the Revolution.
d) in the UK, after the signing of Magna Carta.

Question 5:


a) Slaves
b) Women
c) Foreigners
d) All of the above

Question 6:


a) John Locke.
b) Thomas Hobbes.
c) Edmund Burke.
d) Jeremy Bentham.

Question 7:


a) the existence of elites is incompatible with democracy.
b) democracy is meaningless with mass participation.
c) the democratic process should be understood as a competition between rival elites.
d) all of the above.

Question 8:


a) politicians consulting their ministerial colleagues before taking decisions.
b) every major political decision being taken after a referendum.
c) extensive public debate before politicians take decisions.
d) citizens consulting family and friends before voting.

Question 9:


a) despite globalization, the nation state is as important as ever.
b) only people who have travelled outside their country of birth should be allowed to vote.
c) in the contemporary world, it is essential that global forces are brought under democratic control.
d) all nation-states should be replaced by a single world government.

Question 10:


a) it ignores the role of women in society.
b) it gives the right of recall to a confederate council.
c) it embodies the ideals of women’s suffrage and recall of elected officials.
d) representatives of the Six Nations played an important role in the drafting of the American constitution.