Government Vocabulary Question Preview (ID: 24146)


GA, 7th Grade Social Studies Government Vocabulary.

Who holds the power in a unitary type government?
a) the central government
b) the local government
c) it is shared among the central and local governments
d) there is no power in a unitary type government

Who holds the power in a confederation?
a) the central government
b) the local governments
c) it is shared among the central and local governments
d) there is no power in a confederation

Who holds the power in a federal government system?
a) the central government
b) the local governments
c) it is shared among the central and local governments
d) there is no power in a federal government system

What type of government gives the citizens little say because the ruler has absolute power?
a) autocratic
b) oligarchic
c) democratic
d) theocratic

Means governed by a few and citizens have little or no say.
a) autocratic
b) oligarchic
c) democratic
d) theocratic

Citizens play a major role in deciding who the rulers are and what decisions are made.
a) autocratic
b) oligarchic
c) democratic
d) theocratic

A group of religious leaders govern and the people have little if any say in how the government is run.
a) autocratic
b) oligarchic
c) democratic
d) theocratic

A type of democratic government in which parliament chooses the Prime Minister or Premier.
a) parliamentary
b) presidential
c) legislature
d) executive branch

A type of democratic government in which a president or chief executive is chosen separately from the legislature.
a) parliamentary
b) presidential
c) prime minister
d) monarch

The head of state in a parliamentary government system ______.
a) has no role in government
b) is a ceremonial figure without much actual power
c) is the most powerful person in the national government
d) can cancel or veto laws passed by the legislature

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