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 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?

3. 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."?

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

4. 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.

5. Which one of these are functions of democracy?

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

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