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What is Autocracy? - Totalitarianism vs. Authoritarianism

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A totalitarian government may include which of the following characteristics:

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1. A governmental system ruled by a single power that maintains control over many aspects of society is best described by the term:

2. Which of the following terms includes both authoritarianism and totalitarianism, if led by one ruler?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of totalitarianism and authoritarianism in autocracy. Some things you'll be assessed on include the characteristics of a totalitarian government, the term for a governmental system ruled by a single power that maintains control over many aspects of society, and the term that includes both authoritarianism and totalitarianism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The characteristics of a totalitarian government
  • Term for a governmental system ruled by a single power that maintains control over many aspects of society
  • Identifying the term that includes both authoritarianism and totalitarianism
  • The groups that typically also play a key role in maintaining the power of the autocratic government
  • Terms that could also be used to describe a type of autocratic leader

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding authoritarianism and totalitarianism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about autocracy and how it manifests in authoritarianism and totalitarianism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on authoritarianism and totalitarianism and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about autocracy, review the accompanying lesson What is Autocracy? - Totalitarianism vs. Authoritarianism. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Power in one person
  • Autocracy
  • Authoritarianism
  • Totalitarianism
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