What is Indirect Democracy? - Definition, Advantages & Examples


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Under an indirect democracy, the laws are made by _____________.

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of indirect democracy?

2. What is an advantage of indirect democracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Indirect democracy is a form of democracy currently used by many countries around the world, including the United States. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics and advantages of indirect democracy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following:

  • Who makes laws in indirect democracies
  • Examples of indirect democracy
  • Advantages of indirect democracy
  • Differences between direct and indirect democracies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding indirect democracy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific characteristics and advantages of indirect democracy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the creation of laws in an indirect democracy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of democracy, review the lesson What is Indirect Democracy? - Definition, Advantages & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define representative democracy
  • Recognize the main advantages of this system
  • Identify countries with indirect democracies