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1. Which of the following is not a political institution required by large-scale modern democracy, according to Dahl's list?

  • inclusive citizenship
  • right to bear arms
  • associational autonomy
  • free, fair and frequent elections
  • alternate sources of information
  • freedom of expression
  • elected officials (representative)
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2. Where can this passage be found: 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'?

  • American Declaration of Independence
  • American Bill of Rights

3. What is a fairer system of voting that majority wins?

  • Lottery voting
  • FPTP

4. What does Dahl say about guardianship?

  • 'experts on tap, not on top'
  • 'to govern a state well requires more than scientific knowledge'

5. Quote showing that democracy protects from tyranny of the majority?

  • 'majority might does not make majority right'
  • 'rule by all or rule by none'

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