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Political Science
Chapter 3 Class 6 Political Science - Forms of Government

The word democracy is derived from two Greek terms

A. Alpha, Beta

B. Demos, Kratos

C. Demo, Cracy

D. None of these



Answer by Student

The correct answer is (B) Demos, Kratos

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

  • Option (A) Alpha, Beta - These are the first two letters of the Greek alphabet. They have nothing to do with democracy. So, this is incorrect❌

  • Option (B) Demos, Kratos - These are the two Greek words that mean people and rule respectively. The term democracy is derived from these words, which means rule by the people. This is the correct definition of democracy according to the pdf link¹. So, this is correct✅

  • Option (C) Demo, Cracy - These are not actual Greek words, but parts of the word democracy. Demo is a shortened form of demos and cracy is a suffix that means rule or government. So, this is incorrect❌

  • Option (D) None of these - This option is wrong because option (B) is the correct one. So, this is incorrect❌

Thus, option (B) is correct

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