Letters to the Editor

Pass the quiz

Multiple-choice social studies quiz:

The United States has what type of government?

A. Democracy: Government by the people vested in the people and exercised directly or indirectly through a system of representation involving periodic free-held elections. (That is what it is supposed to be.)

B. Plutocracy: Government by the wealthy. (Sounds very familiar.)

C. Oligarchy: Government by a small group exercising control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes. (Also sounds likely.)

D. Other. (Unsure but definitely not democracy.)

Cheryl Keenan