Government: Definition, Purpose & Types


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Which of these is NOT a definition for government?

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1. Why were early societies okay with sacrificing personal freedoms in order to create governments?

2. What is the difference between a monarchy and a constitutional monarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will gauge your understanding of the purpose of government. Areas that you will need to be familiar with to complete the quiz include a democracy and a theocratic republic government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the quiz and worksheet to comprehend:

  • Early societies experiences with sacrificing freedom
  • A democracy
  • The definition of government
  • Characteristics of a theocratic republic government
  • The differences between a monarchy and a constitutional monarchy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types of government
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as monarchy and constitutional monarchy
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the views of personal freedom in early societies

Additional Learning

To understand material about governments, review the related lesson titled Government: Definition, Purpose & Types. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify the purposes of government such as social order and organization
  • Learn about the different types of government
  • Review the differences between an aristocracy and a meritocracy