Political Legitimacy & Authority


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Which of these is an example of authority?

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1. Authority best describes which of the following?

2. Legitimacy best describes which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of legitimacy and authority in politics with this quiz and worksheet combination. You will be quizzed on specific definitions and examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of authority
  • Examples of authority
  • The definition of legitimacy
  • Examples of legitimacy
  • What a warrant is and what it does

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pull out the most important information from the lesson on political legitimacy and authority
  • Making connections - use what you've learned from the lesson to discuss the rule of laws in different context
  • Distinguishing differences - explore the differences between authority and legitimacy

Additional Learning

To learn more about legitimacy and authority in politics, review the lesson Political Legitimacy and Authority. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define legitimacy and authority
  • Identify different examples of political authority and legitimacy
  • Discuss the rule of law
  • Analyze the Battle of Athens
  • Understand terms such as warrant