Is Government Necessary? - The Ongoing Debate

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What is the basic idea behind the social contract?

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1. What do we call a historical society without a government?

2. When did true governments first appear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Governments have long been a part of human society, though their form and necessity have been continually debated. This quiz and worksheet will test you on components of the debate both for and against government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the concepts of:

  • Social contract
  • Stateless societies
  • History of government

Skills Practiced

This combination of quiz and worksheet allows students to test:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the debate over the necessity of government
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about when true governments first appeared in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as stateless society and social contract
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as governments and stateless societies

Additional Learning

To continue learning about the debate over government and its necessity, review the accompanying lesson called Is Government Necessary?- The Ongoing Debate. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define important vocabulary, such as social contract, stateless societies and Marxism
  • Explain the historical rationale behind the necessity of government
  • Differentiate between forms of government and stateless societies
  • Identify the arguments of both sides of the debate
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