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. Political associations bring together whom?
(a) The electorate.
(b) The feelings and opinion of the voters.
(c) The feelings and opinions of men.
(d) The political elite.

2. What class, in America, will eventually gain the upper hand in their struggles?
(a) The working class.
(b) The poor class.
(c) The scholarly class.
(d) The aristocratic class.

3. According to de Tocqueville, total equality of people's condition would only be possible in a society where freedom is what?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Absolute.
(c) Relative.
(d) Ideal.

4. What did the American people write?
(a) The laws of interactions.
(b) The laws governing their attitudes.
(c) The laws of their country.
(d) The laws governing relationships.

5. The institutions of the United States tend to bring together what type of people?
(a) People of all ranks.
(b) The political elite.
(c) People of aristocratic rank.
(d) The scholarly people.

6. What is the main difference between a democratic tyranny and a monarchical tyranny?
(a) A democratic tyranny is harder to diagnose.
(b) A democratic tyranny is a tyranny of one.
(c) A democratic tyranny is more difficult to counter.
(d) A democratic tyranny is a tyranny of the majority.

7. What arm of the government, even in a democracy, tends to seek out war in de Tocqueville's observations?
(a) Executive branch.
(b) Legislative branch.
(c) Military.
(d) Political elite.

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

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

10. What alone, according to de Tocqueville, is not a strong enough criterion to elevate an individual over the others?
(a) Ability.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Strength.
(d) Intelligence.

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

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

13. In America, de Tocqueville observes that _____________ links the aristocrat and the workman.
(a) Pride.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Tradition.
(d) Duty.

14. According to de Tocqueville, comfort and other earthly pleasures are easily satisfied with what?
(a) Material objects.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Liberty.

15. The threat of a despotic government is greater in democratic societies because the power of the government is what, according to de Tocqueville?
(a) Unlimited.
(b) Unchecked.
(c) Absolute.
(d) Almost unlimited.

Short Answer Questions

1. Repetitive tasks give workers an inability to change what?

2. The separation between the workmen and the owners has created a new aristocracy based on what?

3. The very poor and very rich are in what group in America?

4. De Tocqueville believes that the nations of his time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming _________________.

5. Democracy counters individualism by insuring that common good is understood as what?

(see the answer keys)

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