Governance & Accountability in Politics


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Which philosopher wrote at length about the Social Contract?

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1. Which of these ideas states that people have to listen to the government, but only when the government is playing by the rules?

2. Which of these is an example of governance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can check your comprehension of governance and accountability in politics with this worksheet and quiz combo. The quiz will focus on examples of accountability and governance, as well as the idea of a social contract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will address these topics:

  • The philosopher who wrote extensively on the social contract
  • Instances where increased accountability can be held
  • Examples of governance
  • Ideas about governance of the people
  • Examples of accountability

Skills Practiced

These assessments give students a chance to demonstrate these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about governance and accountability in politics from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding justifiable instances of increased accountability and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of governance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the work of influential philosophers on social contract theory

Additional Learning

View the complementary lesson named Governance & Accountability in Politics to keep learning about this political subject. This lesson covers various goals, such as:

  • Define key terms, such as governance and accountability
  • Relate accountability and governance to real-life situations, such as a basketball game
  • Identify influential thinkers in the history of these two ideas
  • Explain the two different types of accountability