Democracy and Political Participation AS Edexcel Quiz

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

  • Margaret Thatcher
  • David Cameron and other party advisors
  • Tony Blair
  • David Cameron alone
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2. Which best describes Representative Democracy?

  • 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.
  • A prime minister only makes decisions on behalf of people even though they were not elected.

3. 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.

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

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

5. Which best describes Direct Democracy?

  • Where an official representative allows citizens to make decisions themselves through referendums and initiatives.
  • 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.


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