Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?

by Carol Kocivar | June 27, 2019 | 2 Comments
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What do leaders agree about?

Just to make sure you have not put learning on "snooze" this summer, here is a quiz for you. We hope you'll find it easy. There is a theme, of course — just one aspect of American civics. And today that theme is more important than ever.

Fill in the blanks

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is ."

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

"__________ is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

—Nelson Mandela

"The goal of __________ is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."

—Jean Piaget

"An __________ is the investment with the greatest returns."

—Benjamin Franklin

"Children should be __________ ...in the principles of freedom."

—John Adams

" __________" and inform the whole mass of the people… they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

—Thomas Jefferson

"__________ forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

—James Madison

"The highest result of __________ is tolerance."

—Helen Keller

"What greater gift can we offer the republic than to __________ ...our youth?"


"The ____ is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."

—Franklin D. Roosevelt


Want to draw attention to some other quotes on this theme? Please post them on Facebook and let us know! Or heck, make up your own quote! Why is this theme important to you?

Updated June 2019

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francisco molina August 15, 2019 at 8:48 am
La educacion es un viaje sin regreso de la oscuridad a la luz.
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Sonya Hendren September 9, 2018 at 10:36 am
Education! Knowledge! School!
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