Democracy in America Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Volume 2, Part 1: Chapter 1-12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The right of political association originally came from where?
(a) Puritans.
(b) England.
(c) Colonists.
(d) France.

2. Democracy is a catalyst for what?
(a) Material wealth.
(b) Industry.
(c) Change.
(d) Economic growth.

3. Compared to the European system, de Tocqueville says the America court system is what?
(a) Small.
(b) Meek.
(c) Powerless.
(d) Mild.

4. According to de Tocqueville, in Europe men obey what?
(a) God.
(b) Men.
(c) Justice.
(d) Laws.

5. De Tocqueville compares equality to what weapon?
(a) A double-edged sword.
(b) A dagger.
(c) A bow and arrow.
(d) A spear.

Short Answer Questions

1. In de Tocqueville's observations, the patriotism of Americans is more akin to cupidity than to what?

2. Democratic regimes value what over heroism?

3. What is an essential tool for maintaining liberty?

4. What feeds on ignorance, according to the Puritans' religious views?

5. According to de Tocqueville, in America men obey what?

(see the answer key)

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