What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles


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Which statement best describes democracy?

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1. In a direct democracy, _____.

2. In a representative democracy, _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Democracy has been an important form of government throughout history, with many countries and civilizations attempting to implement various forms of it. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the types and ideals democracy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of democracy
  • Characteristics of direct democracy and representative democracy
  • Basic principles of democracy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types and ideals of democracy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific types of democracies and their defining characteristics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on democracy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between a direct and a representative democracy
  • Recognize the importance of accountability and transparency in a democracy
  • Identify the ten basic principles of a democracy