1. What two ancient civilizations deeply influenced our ideas about freedom, the value of the individual, our forms of government, and our systems of laws? (Points: 1)
Greece and Rome
Egypt and Mesopotamia
India and China
Africa and India
2. Who gave the world its first democracy? (Points: 1)
3. What did modern democracies learn from the Romans? (Points: 1)
how to safeguard against tyranny by dividing the government�s power among different parts
how to limit a ruler�s power by establishing a constitutional monarchy
how to protect the rights of citizens by allowing the leaders to have absolute power
to maintain a lasting government, allow only the rich and powerful to make and enforce laws for all the citizens
4. Which of the following ideas best describes an ancient Hebrew belief that influenced the development of democratic institutions in modern times? (Points: 1)
God does exist but is interested only in burnt offerings or sacrifices.
God always speaks through leaders who then tell everyone else what God wants.
The Torah is the written law that everyone must follow in order to seek favor with God.
All are equal before God, and the law applies equally to all.
5. Paul, a follower of Jesus, wrote “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond [slave] nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” How can this statement be tied to the development of democracy? (Points: 1)
It implies that only Christians can understand the concept of democracy.
It indicates that in a democracy free people must practice Christianity.
It implies an ideal of social equality that is central to democracy.
It means that people who are religious are always in favor of democracy.
6. Which movement reinforced important attitudes in the development of democracy through its emphasis on humanism, confidence in human potential, and the worth and dignity of the individual? (Points: 1)
7. Use the information in box and your knowledge to answer the question that follows.
The statements in the box summarize religious beliefs that helped promote attitudes that would prepare the modern world for democracy. In which movement did these beliefs begin to take hold?
8. Use the information in box and your knowledge to answer the question that follows.
To which document do the statements in the box apply?
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English Bill of Rights
9. Baron de Montesquieu wrote The Spirit of Laws, which __________. (Points: 1)
praised England�s laws, political liberty, and religious freedom
argued that men and women could free themselves of unreasonable rules created by monarchs
promoted the idea that power should be divided among three branches of government
argued that people should follow their emotions rather than their reason
10. What was the European intellectual movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that applied reason to the social and political world? (Points: 1)
11. Use the information in box and your knowledge to answer the question that follows.
Which Enlightenment thinker affirmed the beliefs in the box in his Two Treatises of Government?
Baron de Montesquieu
Marquis de Condorcet
12. Which of the following was an influence on Western democratic thought first seen in ancient Greece? (Points: 1)
Citizens can help make laws and govern as proud and free human beings.
People should obey the laws of ethical monotheism.
Rulers are responsible to God for their actions.
Every person of every class should have the right to vote and hold office.
13. Which of the following best describes the issues that led to the English Civil War and Restoration? (Points: 1)
Parliament levied unfair taxes on the English and they revolted. Later, they realized the taxes were needed and restored the king to power.
The king was overthrown because he claimed to rule by divine right and wanted to be worshipped as a god. Later, the English people elected a new king who did not claim divine right.
The king ignored Parliament and tried to arrest some of its members, sparkingAnswers: 1. Greece and Rome
3. how to safeguard against tyranny by dividing the government's power among different parts
4. All are equal before God, and the law applies equally to all
5. It implies an ideal of social equality that is central to democracy.
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8. Magna Carta
9. argued that men and women could free themselves of unreasonable rules created by monarch
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12. Citizens can help make laws and govern as proud and free human beings.
13. The king was overthrown because he claimed to rule by divine right and wanted to be worshipped as a god. Later, the English people elected a new king who did not claim divine right. Related Questions: