Political Entities: Types & Examples


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Which is defined as a group of people who share a common heritage, but live within different states?

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1. Which empire controlled nearly one-fourth of the world at the height of its power?

2. An area or territory where people are free or relatively free from external authority, and are able to rule themselves is called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to make sure your remember the different types of political entities. You will identify terms based on their given definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll review your understanding of points like:

  • What you would call a group of people with a shared heritage but multiple states
  • The name of the empire that once controlled nearly a quarter of the world
  • A group of people without a state

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what form of state Athens and Sparta from ancient Greece exemplify
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases from their definitions, like a group of people with a shared culture who live in different states
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different nations and states based on the status of their people

Additional Learning

Get a better understanding of this concept by reviewing the lesson titled Political Entities: Types & Examples. You will learn about:

  • What a state is in political terms
  • When the Roman Empire was active in the world
  • How kingdoms differ from empires