Democracy and Political Participation AS Edexcel Quiz

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

  • David Cameron alone
  • Tony Blair
  • David Cameron and other party advisors
  • Margaret Thatcher
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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 obey the laws and pay taxes.
  • Wash the queens feet if one is asked to and pay taxes.
  • To be treated equally and enjoy civil liberties.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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."?

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


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