Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More


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You are listening to a news report about a foreign government that often uses scare tactics and censors the media. The government seems to have unlimited control over people's lives. Which of the following forms of government is it most likely to be?

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1. The form of government in Cuba allows citizens very few civil liberties. There is only one ruler to whom the people are absolutely obedient. Based on this information, Cuba uses which form of government?

2. How would you classify the form of government utilized in the United States of America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the different styles of government found in today's world and in recent history. You will be quizzed on the structure of the five most dominant forms of government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This printable quiz and worksheet will test you on the following governing styles:

  • Absolute Monarchy
  • Representative Democracy
  • Totalitarianism
  • Oligarchy
  • Authoritarianism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the forms of government
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding government styles and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the differences between the five government systems covered in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different forms of government

Additional Learning

To learn more about how countries operate, review the accompanying lesson on Forms of Government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of power
  • Define the differences in the five most common styles of government
  • Identify the two styles of monarchies
  • Distinguish between a direct and representative democracy