What is Anarchy? - Definition & Examples


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What does 'anarchy' mean?

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1. What did Thomas Hobbes think about anarchy?

2. Which of the following is a type of anarchic government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anarchy is one of the more controversial political ideologies that has been put forth, yet many throughout history, and even today, have subscribed to it. The questions in this assessment will test you on the characteristics of anarchy, which are discussed in the attached lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include the basics of anarchy and examples of it throughout history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The definition of anarchy
  • Thomas Hobbes's beliefs on anarchy
  • Examples of anarchies
  • Power within an anarchy system
  • The origin of anarchies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the questions in the assessment to ensure that you can recall the central points on the definition and characteristics of anarchy
  • Reading comprehension - check that you've understood the principles of anarchy, the circumstances surrounding anarchy in practice, and the distribution of power within an anarchy
  • Knowledge application - take the knowledge you've gained from the lesson and use it to identify the different beliefs on anarchy, examples of anarchy, and ways in which anarchy can come about

Additional Learning

To learn more about anarchy, review the corresponding lesson called What is Anarchy? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The philosophy of anarchy
  • Different types of anarchy
  • Circumstances surrounding anarchies
  • Examples throughout history