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What is Representative Democracy? - Definition, Examples, Pros & Cons

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Which of the following nations is the world's largest democracy?

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1. In order for a representative democracy to work, certain conditions have to be met. Which of the following is NOT one of these conditions?

2. Which of the following is a drawback of direct democracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of the pros and cons of representative democracy. You will need to trace back the origins of democracy and determine what representative democracy is in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • World's largest democratic nation
  • The cons of representative democracy
  • History behind democracy
  • Differences between U.S. democracy and the version used in Great Britain

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the pros of representative democracy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of democracy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the cons of representative democracy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about representative democracy, review the accompanying lesson on What is Representative Democracy? - Definition, Examples, Pros & Cons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define representative democracy
  • Identify the pros and cons of representative democracy
  • Determine where democracy comes from
  • Review the basics of democracy
  • Compare and contrast democracy in Great Britain and in the US
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