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Test your knowledge of the vocabulary of politics, government and economics.
What is COMMUNISM?
Supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person
A dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism
Ownership of the means of production is by private individuals or corporations
Ownership of property by the group as a whole rather than individually
What is DEMOCRACY?
The supreme power rests in citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
All power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique
The supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system
The supreme power is by an individual, who obtains power by inheritance
What does CONSTITUENCY mean?
The voters or residents in a district represented by an elective officer
The body of persons entitled to vote in an election
Direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question
The campaign of a candidate to be elected
What is GERRYMANDERING?
The acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, esp. through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
Dividing a geographic area into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections
Introducing a piece of legislation that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate a legislator with his or her constituents
Going about making political speeches
What is IMPERIALISM?
The collapse of interdependent neighboring states.
The policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
Spreading religious influence over foreign countries.
Accumulating wealth, establishing colonies and a merchant marine, and developing industry and mining to attain a favorable balance of trade.
What does THEOCRACY mean?
The study of God and of God's relation to the world
A state which is governed by officials who are regarded as being divinely guided.
Teaching about God and the world based on mystical insight
A holy war.
The press is often referred to as THE FOURTH ESTATE. What are the first three estates?
The nobility, the clergy and the middle class.
The government, the military and big business.
Kings, Lords and Commons.
The aristocracy, the military and the clergy.
What is a FIFTH COLUMN?
A band of irregular soldiers that uses guerrilla warfare, harassing the enemy by surprise raids, sabotaging communication and supply lines, etc.
The underdeveloped nations of the world, esp. those with widespread poverty.
A small group ruling a country, esp. immediately after a coup d'état and before a legally constituted government has been instituted.
A group of people who act traitorously and subversively out of a secret sympathy with an enemy of their country.
What is an EMBARGO?
A restriction imposed upon commerce into or out of a country by edict.
A sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.
The isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit.
The duties or customs imposed by a government on imports or exports
What does the word RATIFY mean?
To challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon
To request that some person or authority make a decision, corroboration, judgment, etc.
To confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction
To accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office
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