Democracy and Political Participation AS Edexcel Quiz

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1. Which best describes Representative Democracy?

  • A prime minister only makes decisions on behalf of people even though they were not elected.
  • An official representative makes decisions legitimately on behalf of the citizens of the state that elected them.
  • A monarch decides makes decisions on behalf of the people as they are the ones with the highest authority.
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2. Which one of these answers are duties for citizens?

  • Accept whatever you are told to do legally or not.
  • To be treated equally and enjoy civil liberties.
  • To obey the laws and pay taxes.
  • Wash the queens feet if one is asked to and pay taxes.

3. What best describes a referendum?

  • Where only the citizens allow the to answer a questions which, no matter what government, must follow the decision that the public decide from the question.
  • Where the government allow the public to answer a question to influence their decision. Some governments are bound to the results where as some are not.
  • Where the citizens or government allow the public to answer a question to determine whether the government should make a decision.

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

  • They are too complex.
  • 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.

5. Who was the person to create a simple definition of democracy with the quote "Democracy is government of the people, by the people, for the people."?

  • King James II
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Donal Trump
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • David Cameron


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