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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following terms is used to describe belief in one god to the exclusion of all others?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Modernism.
(c) Monotheism.
(d) Polytheism.

2. One of the votes that must be taken at a regular assembly is whether the Sovereign Will wishes to preserve which of the following?
(a) The current magistrates.
(b) The current executives.
(c) The present form of government.
(d) The present laws.

3. How long did the "one citizen one vote" system last in Ancient Rome?
(a) 15 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 20 years.
(d) 5 years.

4. The author believes that representatives are an unnecessary level of mediation between the Sovereign Will and which of the following?
(a) The Prince.
(b) The government.
(c) The people.
(d) The Legislator.

5. According to the author, any expression of dissent must be which of the following?
(a) Supported.
(b) Considered.
(c) Idealized.
(d) Suppressed.

6. The author begins Book 4, Chapter 8, with a history of which of the following?
(a) Violence.
(b) Politics.
(c) Warfare.
(d) Religion.

7. As long as people create and define their government according to the Sovereign Will, the nation will do which of the following?
(a) Run peacefully.
(b) Be rich.
(c) Abolish poverty.
(d) Involve everyone.

8. When good sense, justice, and integrity are sufficient for a position, who should be in the lot to be chosen for those positions?
(a) Everyone.
(b) Citizens.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) Previous leaders.

9. The author thinks that, as an expression of the Sovereign Will, the purer the expression means the greater of which of the following?
(a) Minority votes.
(b) Number of votes.
(c) Number of voters.
(d) Majority votes.

10. In Ancient Rome, which of the following did dictators often do before their term of service was over?
(a) Take over the government.
(b) Run wild.
(c) Become senators.
(d) Abdicate.

11. Which municipal government does the author use as an example of an effective balance between election by lot and election by vote?
(a) Venice.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Munich.

12. The author believes that there is too much reverence for which of the following in many states?
(a) Old rulers.
(b) Families.
(c) Old laws.
(d) Children.

13. In order to promote efficiency in a democracy, in which of the following must there be utter equality in rank and fortune?
(a) The magistrates.
(b) The officeholders.
(c) The citizens.
(d) The legislators.

14. In what ancient government was the need for representatives non-existent?
(a) Greece.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Viking.
(d) Rome.

15. Which of the following is needed when it becomes difficult to have a just, effective balance between the various levels of government?
(a) Tribunes.
(b) Committees.
(c) Counts.
(d) New government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does the author use when he seeks to show how the Sovereign Will can be transformed into a democracy?

2. The author believes that ancient people did not distinguish the laws of government from the laws of which of the following?

3. The author believes that a successful state has never been established without which of the following at its base?

4. According to the author, the degeneration of which of the following governmental attributes is inevitable?

5. Which of the following is the term for the system government type in which power is confined to a small number of people?

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