Democracy in America Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Political associations bring together whom?

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

3. According to De Tocqueville, all Americans seek it, but do not necessarily seek it exclusively. What is it?

4. Democracies tend to value what over liberty?

5. De Tocqueville believes that there is unlikely to be a ______________ in the United States.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

De Tocqueville believes that democracy counters individualism by ensuring that common good is understood as profiting everyone in the community. In what ways do the structures, people, and ideas de Tocqueville presents in the book affirm that idea? In what ways do they not support the idea? Which is a more convincing argument and why? Support your answers with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

What is de Tocqueville's definition of religion? What role does religion play in politics, specifically in a democracy? Support your answer with examples and ideas from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Why is de Tocqueville writing this book, and for whom is he writing the book? Of what is he trying to convince his audience? Support your answer with examples from the book.

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