Democracy and Political Participation AS Edexcel Quiz

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

  • David Cameron and other party advisors
  • Tony Blair
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • David Cameron alone
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2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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
  • King James II
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • David Cameron

5. 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.


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