Democracy in America Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The vast majority of the American populace is too busy with _________________ to bother with a revolution.
(a) Daily occupations.
(b) Comforts.
(c) Daily habits.
(d) Striving for more comforts.

2. What is one of the freedoms Americans have written into laws that will protect against democracy being oppression?
(a) Freedom of economics.
(b) Freedom of the press.
(c) Freedom of privilege.
(d) Freedom of liberty.

3. Who does de Tocqueville believe seeks exclusive comfort?
(a) Political elite.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) Aristocrats.
(d) Americans.

4. According to de Tocqueville, what drives the actions of every American man?
(a) Women.
(b) Money.
(c) Rights.
(d) Privilege.

5. In a traditional aristocracy, de Tocqueville believes that the aristocrat was linked to their underlings by what?
(a) Pride.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Duty.
(d) Custom.

6. The separation between the workmen and the owners has created a new aristocracy based on what?
(a) Money.
(b) Bloodlines.
(c) Family.
(d) Nobility.

7. What is one of the checks and balances on the executive branch to prevent it from becoming despotic?
(a) An independent judiciary.
(b) An independent education system.
(c) An independent moral system.
(d) An independent press.

8. Isolation increases the dangers of what?
(a) Absolute power.
(b) Mediocrity.
(c) A dangerous leader.
(d) Tyranny.

9. The small variations in manners between Americans and others are interpreted, by Americans, as an expression of what?
(a) Moral superiority.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Differences.
(d) Social superiority.

10. One drawback of equality of social conditions is an increase in what?
(a) Individualism.
(b) Association.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Knowledge.

11. Democratic countries do not want revolution or ______, in de Tocqueville's beliefs?
(a) War.
(b) Colonization.
(c) Conquest.
(d) Peace.

12. What requires years of hard and dedicated work before yielding a profit?
(a) Scholarly works.
(b) Agriculture.
(c) Writing.
(d) Investment.

13. The army of a democratic country is equated, by deTocqueville, to what?
(a) A separate people.
(b) A separate arm of the government.
(c) A separate state.
(d) A separate nation.

14. De Tocqueville observes that in times of peace, the quality of a military in a democracy does what?
(a) Recedes.
(b) Increases.
(c) Degrades.
(d) Subsides.

15. In America, what did people have before they had equality of conditions?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Right of association.
(c) Freedom of association.
(d) Freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of regime does de Tocqueville believe is more oppressive than a dictatorship?

2. What does de Tocqueville see as the primary danger of democracy?

3. De Tocqueville believes wars will become rarer as _______ expands.

4. Who is considered a member of the aristocratic class in America?

5. What does de Tocqueville maintain as a greater threat than anarchy?

(see the answer keys)

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