democratic governments

With the Federal Election coming up very soon, many schools are adding some material to everyday lessons to make sure that Aussie kids have some idea of what's happening. This particular quiz arose out of a typical year 7 study of Ancient Greece and Rome. What do we owe those two forerunners of today's democratic systems?

If you think you know the answer to that and other basic political questions, take this '21 question quiz' and see just how politically 'savvy' you really are!

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1. Democracy means
everyone has some kind of say in government
everyone is equally happy
the President makes the laws
people must obey the laws
2. A republic is
a place where people go to drink
a country which is democratic
a system which has an emperor
a political system which has an elected president.
3. In ancient Athens, the laws were made by
the judges
the generals
the Council
the Assembly
4. In ancient Athens, who was not allowed to vote?
all of the above
5. In Athens,which of the following was not elected?
the tribunes
the 'ecclesia'
the war generals
the 'heliaea'
6. In Australia, who makes the laws?
the Cabinet
The Parliament
the Prime Minister
the Police
7. Australia is
a direct democracy
a republic
a representative democracy
a monarchy
8. Rome under the Etruscans was originally
a dictatorship
a republic
a constitutional monarchy
an oligopoly
9. In Rome, laws were made by
the Senate
the Consuls
the Assemblies
the Patricians
10. the most powerful leaders of the Republic of Rome were
the plebeians
the Senators
the praetors
the consuls
11. Which institution had the most power in Republican Rome?
the popular assembly
the Army Assembly
the Senate
provincial governments
12. How was the power of the consuls limited?
because they were changed every 12 months
there were two of them and each could veto the other
they could propose but not pass laws
all of the above
13. What is a secret ballot?
a piece of paper used in voting
a set of pebbles used in voting
pieces of pottery used in voting
a way of voting in private
14. Australians vote in how many different kinds of elections?
none of the above
15. Federalism means
the states have all the power
a national government has all the power
power is shared between states and a central government
a country that governs itelf
16. The Australian Parliament consists of
one House called the General Assembly
two Houses called the Senate and the Cabinet
two Houses called the Assembly and the Council
two Houses called the Senate and the House of Representatives
17. The leader of the Federal Government in Canberra is called
the Prime Minister
the Premier
the Governor General
the Queen
18. Australia's court system has
both High courts and Low courts
both Federal courts and State courts
elected magistrates
politicians in charge.
19. Choose the wrong answer: Democratic governments all should have
a prime minister
a choice of candidates
majority rule
a fair system of voting

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