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Quiz about Forms of Rulership
Quiz about Forms of Rulership

Forms of Rulership Trivia Quiz


There are many words that deal with forms of rulership and government. Try this quiz and see how many you know of. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by nerthus. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
nerthus
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
35,060
Updated
Mar 19 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2011
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of the following terms does NOT refer to government by women? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Government by beggars and paupers is known as which of these? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Thalassocracy refers to sovereignty over what? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The rule by a god or many gods is usually known by which term? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What type of 'cracy' is military rule generally called?

Answer: (think of the Greek word for army)
Question 6 of 10
6. Paparchy refers to the rule by the ...?

Answer: (One Word, 4 Letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. Rulership by the wealthy is called plutocracy.


Question 8 of 10
8. Kleptocracy is the government by which group? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of the following forms of government is NOT based on religious principles or affiliation? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. A lot of people would argue that any kind of government is a kakistocracy. What does kakistocracy mean? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following terms does NOT refer to government by women?

Answer: gerontocracy

Gerontocracy refers to the government by the aged and elderly. The other options - gynocracy, gynarchy and gynaecocracy - all refer to government by one or more women.
2. Government by beggars and paupers is known as which of these?

Answer: ptochocracy

'Ptochos' means poor in Greek. Synarchy is joint sovereignty. Slavocracy does not refer to a goverment per se, but rather it is term used to refer to all slave owners.
3. Thalassocracy refers to sovereignty over what?

Answer: seas

This word originates from the Greek word 'thalassa' which means sea. Thalassocracy also refers to either commercial or military naval supremacy.
4. The rule by a god or many gods is usually known by which term?

Answer: theocracy

Theocracy is derived from the Greek words 'Theos' meaning God and 'kratein' which means 'to rule'. This word can also be used to refer to a priestly or religious body which wields political as well as civil power. Timocracy is the rule by the propertied classes. Thalassocracy refers to a government whose rule depends primarily upon its navy.
5. What type of 'cracy' is military rule generally called?

Answer: stratocracy

'Stratos' means army in Greek. The term refers to governments, such as the Roman Empire, in which military rank was a prerequisite of political position.
6. Paparchy refers to the rule by the ...?

Answer: Pope

7. Rulership by the wealthy is called plutocracy.

Answer: True

From the Greek word for wealth - 'ploutos'.
8. Kleptocracy is the government by which group?

Answer: thieves

From the Greek word for thief - 'kleptes'.
9. Which of the following forms of government is NOT based on religious principles or affiliation?

Answer: plutocracy

Plutocracy is government by the wealthy (who may also be religious, but not necessarily). Hagiocracy refers to government by holy people such as saints or priests. In a similar vein, hierocracy refers to government by the clergy. In a theocracy, the worldly leaders are seen as conduits bringing the rule of one or more sacred beings into effect.
10. A lot of people would argue that any kind of government is a kakistocracy. What does kakistocracy mean?

Answer: government by the worst

Kakistocracy refers to the government of a state by its most unreliable citizens. It originates from the Greek word 'kakistos' which means worst.
Source: Author nerthus

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