What is a Dictatorship? - Definition, Facts, Characteristics & Examples


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One way that dictators protect their power is ______________

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1. Developed nations are characterized in part by their ______________

2. Citizens living in a dictatorship generally have no right to ______________

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A dictatorship is a form of government in which the head of state holds absolute power over the population. This assessment will quiz you on some basic information on the characteristics of dictatorships. Some things you'll be tested on include the ways in which dictators hold power and freedoms that citizens of dictatorships lack.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Ways in which dictators maintain power
  • Characteristics of developed nations
  • Rights often denied to citizens of dictatorships
  • The use of intimidation in dictatorships
  • The definition of a cult of personality

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions in this assessment to test your understanding of the definition and characteristics of dictatorships
  • Reading comprehension - go through the assessment and check to ensure that you've understood the key characteristics of dictatorships and the features of life within a dictatorship
  • Knowledge application - use the information from the lesson to identify ways in which dictators maintain power, freedoms denied to citizens of dictatorships, and terminology related to dictatorships

Additional Learning

To learn more about dictatorships, review the corresponding lesson called What is a Dictatorship? - Definition, Facts, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of a dictatorship
  • Dictatorships and developed nations
  • Cult of personality
  • Living in a dictatorship