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Which of these factors best helps to explain why a strong navy and a large fleet of trading ships have been an important part of Great Britain's history?
a) its form of government
b) its large population
c) its type of climate
d) its geographic location

What is a basic way citizens of a democratic nation can influence the government?
a) voting
b) working
c) obeying laws
d) consuming goods

Which type of government would most likely abolish all opposing political parties and the direct election of leaders?
a) republic
b) constitutional monarchy
c) autocratic
d) representative democracy

You live in a small country ruled by one man, who is also the head of the military. Which form of government best describes the government where you live?
a) autocratic
b) parliamentary
c) democratic
d) oligarchic

In which system of government does the legislature elect the executive leader of the government?
a) presidential democracy
b) communist
c) parliamentary democracy
d) dictatorship

Which best describes how a parliamentary democracy differs from a presidential democracy?
a) The legislature consists of two houses.
b) There are usually two major political parties.
c) There are state as well as national governments.
d) The head of the government is a member of the legislature.

The leader of the Parliament in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom is called the
a) speaker.
b) president.
c) chairman.
d) prime minister.

The leader of a country was chosen by the legislature. Which form of government is this?
a) parliamentary
b) presidential
c) autocratic
d) oligarchic

Which statement about the United Kingdom’s parliamentary system of government is correct?
a) Members of both houses of Parliament are elected for life.
b) The queen decides which laws Parliament will debate.
c) Members of Parliament do not belong to political parties.
d) The prime minister is not directly chosen by voters.

The main purpose of the European Union is to
a) Require all European nations to adopt a command economy.
b) Strengthen the economic, political, and defense ties of member nations.
c) Create a large standing army for use around the world.
d) Solve Europe’s environmental problems.

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