Unit 1 - AS Edexcel Government and Politics Revision QUIZ

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Democracy and Participation:
1. Name four features that modern democracies have
2. Name five features that make a government legitimate
3. Identify two factors which suggest that the UK is legitimate
4. Identify two factors which suggest that the UK is not legitimate
5. Name two features of direct democracy
6. Suggest two advantages of direct democracy
7. Suggest two disadvantages of direct democracy
8. Name two features of representative democracy
9. Describe the three ideas on how representatives should act
10. Suggest two advantages of representative democracy
11. Suggest two disadvantages of representative democracy
12. Identify with examples three ways in which representative democracy exists in the UK
13. What is a liberal democracy?
14. Identify two features that suggest the UK is a liberal democracy
15. Identify two features that suggest the UK is not a liberal democracy
16. Identify two features that exist in the UK that show mixed conformity to a liberal democracy
17. Name two features of pluralist democracy
18. What is a referendum?
19. Name two features of a referendum
20. Suggest three reasons why referendums are held

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What were the circumstances for the 1975 referendum on the issue regarding Britain's membership to the
European community?
22. Why was a referendum held in London in 1998?
23. Suggest three advantages, with examples (if applicable) of referendums
24. Suggest three disadvantages, with examples (if applicable) of referendums
25. Suggest two reasons why referendum use has increased since 1997
26. Suggest two arguments in favour of further use of referendums
27. Suggest two arguments against the further use of referendums
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Provide one example of adversary politics
6. Name two key features of Britain's two-party system
7. Suggest one reason why Britain changed to a two-party system
8. Suggest three Labour policies
9. Suggest three policies Traditional Labour believed in
10. Suggest two things that the `LEFT' Labour faction stand for
11. Suggest two things that the `BLAIRITES' Labour faction stand for
12. Suggest two things that the PURPLE Labour faction stand for
13. Suggest two things that the BLUE Labour faction stand for
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Suggest three Liberal Democrat policies
20. Suggest two things that the `ORANGE BOOK' faction stand for
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Elections:
1. Name three functions of an election
2. Suggest two differences between an election and a referendum
3. Suggest three features of a good voting system
4. Suggest three ways in which elections promote
democracy in the UK
5. Suggest three ways in which elections do not promote democracy in the UK
6. What type of system is First Past The Post and where is it used?
7. What type of system is Supplementary Vote and where is it used?
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Suggest three impacts of STV and their disadvantages
17. Under Closed Party List, what is each candidate connected to?
18. Suggest three impacts of Closed Party List and their advantages
19. Suggest three impacts of Closed Party List and their disadvantages
20. How many votes does a voter get under SV?
21. What does a candidate need to be elected under SV?
22. Suggest two impacts of SV
23. What two systems are involved in AMS?
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What is the difference between a `outsider' and a `insider' group?
7. Suggest why Trade Unions may switch to an `insider' group when there is a change of government to Labour?
8. Suggest two reasons why a pressure group may be an `outsider' group
9. Name three features of a New Social Movement
10. Suggest three methods used by pressure groups and why they might use them
11. Suggest three reasons why it may be argued that pressure groups are good for democracy
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Suggest three reasons why it may be argued that pressure groups have not become more important in recent
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