Democracy and Political Participation AS Edexcel Quiz

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1. Which best describes Direct Democracy?

  • Where the citizens make decisions themselves directly through referendums and initiatives.
  • Where an official representative decides what's the citizens of the state think directly.
  • Where an official representative allows citizens to make decisions themselves through referendums and initiatives.
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2. Which one of these are functions of democracy?

  • Protects minorities and allows them to do everything.
  • Establishes freedoms and disperses the crowns powers.
  • Controls government and protects minorities.
  • Controls government and the monarch.

3. Which one of these is an advantage of Referendums?

  • They can prevent governments from making an unpopular decision.
  • They are expensive so whatever campaign the government sides with will win as they are able to invest incredibly.
  • They are too complex.

4. Who create the political philosophy 'Big Society'?

  • David Cameron alone
  • Tony Blair
  • David Cameron and other party advisors
  • Margaret Thatcher

5. Which one of these are not a real referendum that has taken place in the UK? (Can be Scotland, Wales or England only)

  • Should the United Kingdom take back the British Empire?
  • Should there be an elected Mayor in English cities? 2012
  • Should the United Kingdom join the American continent?
  • Should England become independent?


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