Match the following forms of government with their definitions:

Form of government


A) Absolute monarchy

1) Rule by an unelected, all-powerful dictator

B) Dictatorship

2) Rule by a king or queen who has absolute powers

C) Direct democracy

3) Rule by the people or their representatives 

D) Representative democracy

4) Rule by the people directly through participation in decision making


Here is a possible way to make options for the match the following question:

Choose the correct option:

A. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

B. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4

C. A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3

D. A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1



Answer by student:

So, the correct option is (C): A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3

Detailed answer by teachoo:

  • (A) Absolute monarchy is a form of government where the king or queen has absolute powers and can make any decision without consulting anyone else.
    Thus, (A) matches with 2 .

  • (B) Dictatorship is a form of government where an unelected, all-powerful dictator rules the country and suppresses any opposition or dissent.
    Thus, (B) matches with 1 .

  • (C) Direct democracy is a form of government where the people directly participate in decision making through referendums, initiatives, or assemblies.
    C matches with 4 .

  • (D) Representative democracy is a form of government where the people elect their representatives who have limited powers and are accountable to the people.
    (D)matches with  3 .
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