VCR Lesson 8 Presentation
Fill in the Blank
- (n.) a member of a governing wealthy class or a person whose wealth grants political influence
ploutos (G) "wealth"
words ending in -crat are derived from kratos and indicate a partisan or member of a class type of government (like aristocrat or democrat)
the suffix -cracy identifies a type of government or authority )like autocracy and bureaucracy)
Choose the incorrect usage of the word
B. Many important historical leaders, like Winston Churchill, have called out plutocrats for their use of influence for monetary gain.
C. After big business owners had control over many government aspects, presidents like Teddy Roosevelt placed restrictions to limit the control of plutocrats.
D. When he had been in power, ex-President Obama was considered a plutocrat.
The answer is D because although Obama had political power, it was not from his wealth.