VCR Lesson 3 Presentation
USE THE BEST WORD FROM LESSON 3 TO FILL IN THE BLANK:
THE VOCAB WORD:
government by the few, especially a faction of persons or families
Example Sentence: "In The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende describes a Chilean oligarchy composed of wealthy landowners who refuse to extend land rights to the peasants who work their haciendas."
Instead of having one king or president, oligarchic countries have multiple kings or presidents of similar status.
Greek root "arch"
More specifically, Greek root "archy"
-means "a form of government"
-a handful of large, wealthy corporations possess the most economic control
However, words such as "authoritarianism" and "despotism" are synonymous to the absolute power held by the members of an oligarchy.
These three forms of government all have one leader with an elevated status.
PARTS OF SPEECH:
"oligarchy" standard form
"oligarch" a member of an oligarchy (used in sentence above)
CHOOSE THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY:
B: The single oligarch of Britain is seen to uphold the morals and values of the British people.
C: Oligarchies are a less prominent form of government in the world today.
D: The nation's oligarchic structure allowed power to be held in the hands of only a few.
As an oligarchy consists of a few rulers, a country would have multiple oligarchs rather than just one.