Significant Movements in the History of Political Thought


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From which culture does the idea of democracy originate?

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1. 'Pertaining to the Public' is a phrase used to describe the government that ruled which culture for 500 years?

2. Which of the following is a nation-state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo are designed to check your understanding of the lesson on the development of political thought. In the quiz, you will be assessed on the origins of democracy and information about forms of government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Focus of Communist thought
  • Example of a nation-state
  • Concept of 'pertaining to the public'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet enables students to apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the development of political thought
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nation-states
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a republic

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Significant Movements in the History of Political Thought. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the influence of Greek and Roman thought on the Enlightenment
  • Recognize the impact of the Enlightenment and revolutions on the rise of nation-states
  • Understand the main point of Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto