Political System: Types & Definition


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In a monarchy, who is in charge of the government?

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1. Which of these is the best example of a constitutional monarchy?

2. What defines the ruling class in an aristocracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what makes our country different from China or North Korea, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of political systems. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the difference between a republic and a monarchy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your understanding of the following types of political systems:

  • Constitutional monarchy
  • Republic
  • Representative democracy
  • Aristocracy
  • Monarchy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding monarchies and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political systems lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of a constitutional monarchy

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson on titled Political System: Types & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what a political system is
  • Identify the four social requisites put forth by Talcott Parsons
  • Understand the characteristics of the world's major political systems
  • Explain what Germany and the USSR had in common
  • Appreciate the difference between a democratic and parliamentary-run society