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Representative democracy: Quiz


Question 1: In some cases, a bicameral legislature may have an "upper house" that is not directly elected, such as the Canadian Senate, which was in turn modeled on the ________.
House of LordsParliament of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United Kingdom

Question 2: Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people, as opposed to either autocracy or ________.
Direct democracyTotalitarian democracySociocracyDemarchy

Question 3: While existing representative democracies hold such elections to choose representatives, in theory other methods, such as ________ (more closely aligned with direct democracy), could be used instead.
Plurality voting systemSingle transferable voteSortitionVoting system

Question 4: It is often contrasted with ________, where representatives are absent or are limited in power as proxy representatives.
Direct democracyDemarchyTotalitarian democracySociocracy

Question 5: A representative democracy that emphasizes ________ is called a liberal democracy.
Human rightsLibertyPropertyCulture

Question 6: Today, in liberal democracies, representatives are usually elected in multi-party elections that are ________.
GerrymanderingElectoral reformElectionReferendum

Question 7: In many representative democracies (Canada, Australia, UK, etc), representatives are most commonly chosen in ________ by a plurality of those who are both eligible to cast votes and actually do so.
Electoral reformElectionGerrymanderingReferendum

Question 8: The term ________ may have many different meanings.
MonarchyDemocracyRepublicConstitutional monarchy

Question 9: Today, it often simply means a state with an elected or otherwise non-monarchical head of state, such as the ________ or Republic of Korea.
IranIran–Iraq WarEconomy of IranHistory of Iran

Question 10: The ________ is elected by a preferential Single Transferable Voting system of Proportional Representation.
Next Australian federal electionAustralian SenateState-by-state upper house results for the 2007 Australian federal electionAustralian federal election, 2007


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