GED Social Studies : Oligarchy

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Example Questions

Example Question #5 : Governments And Philosophies

In an oligarchy __________

Possible Answers:

the citizens are subject to the decrees of a religious elite.

a king, or totalitarian ruler, exercises absolute power.

the people vote for representatives to represent their interests in a legislative body.

a small group of people exercises authoritarian power.

the people directly vote on issues of importance.

Correct answer:

a small group of people exercises authoritarian power.

Explanation:

"Rule by the few," an oligarchy is defined as a system of government in which a small group of people have complete control over all functions of government.

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