Pols 2310 First Exam

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 150

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Politics Quizzes & Trivia

Political Science 2310Introduction to PoliticsFirst ExamFebruary 5, 2010


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was Antigone's brother who defended the city of Thebes against foreign attack?
    • A. 

      Oedipus

    • B. 

      Polyneices

    • C. 

      Eteocles

    • D. 

      Orestes

  • 2. 
    Antigone asserts to her sister that Antigone may disobey the king's edict against burying their brother's body because:
    • A. 

      She believes that if they perform the task quickly they can do it before guards are stationed over the body.

    • B. 

      She does not believe that she is morally obligated to obey the king.

    • C. 

      Since her brother is part of the ruling family no one would dare enforce an order that would harm him.

    • D. 

      The people would come to her support in a contest between Antigone and Creon.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following exhibits a pattern of reasoning like the reasoning that Antigone uses to decide that it is permissible for her to violate the king's edict against burying her brother's body?
    • A. 

      Trudi decides to go to an amusement park on Saturday because there are more people there on Saturday's than there are on Sunday's.

    • B. 

      Simon goes to the store called "Music R Us" to buy the new CD from his favorite rock group because he always buys his CDs from that store.

    • C. 

      Hester decides to watch Damages instead of NCIS on TV on Monday night because, though both are reruns, she has not seen the episode of Damages.

    • D. 

      Bruce puts his money on the Saints because he feels an emotional attachment to them after all the troubles that the city of New Orleans went through with the hurricane a few years ago.

  • 4. 
    How does Ismene respond to Antigone's claim that it is alright to violate the king's edict and to bury her brother's body?
    • A. 

      She disagrees, arguing that the king does have the authority to rule and that they have an obligation to obey.

    • B. 

      She agrees that it would be alright, but claims that since she was not particularly fond of her dead brother she does not want to help.

    • C. 

      She says that they should not disobey the king, yet does not argue that Antigone is wrong in saying that the king has no authority.

    • D. 

      She reminds Antigone that the king is their uncle, so that family ties alone should be enough to make them obey.

  • 5. 
    During the conversation at the beginning of the play between Antigone and Ismene,
    • A. 

      Ismene blames Polyneices for his political actions, but Antigone disagrees.

    • B. 

      Antigone blames Polyneices for his political actions, but Ismene disagrees.

    • C. 

      Both sisters blame Polyneices for being a traitor to his political community.

    • D. 

      Neither sister blames Polyneices for being a traitor to his political community.

  • 6. 
    In the play Antigone the members of the chorus gathered together at the Palace
    • A. 

      Because they have decided to address the new king in the hope that he will listen to their grievances.

    • B. 

      Spontaneously, since the Palace is a natural place for the people to gather to celebrate the victory in the war the day before.

    • C. 

      Because Creon has asked them to come and meet with him.

    • D. 

      In order to offer support for Antigone as she seeks to provide for her deceased brothers.

  • 7. 
    The chorus's expectation about what will motivate human beings to action or inaction is best exemplified by which of the following characters?
    • A. 

      Antigone

    • B. 

      Ismene

    • C. 

      Creon

    • D. 

      Haemon

  • 8. 
    Which of the following decisions is one that, according to what he says to the chorus, Creon believes someone would make?
    • A. 

      An aid worker ministers to the people in a disaster stricken area despite knowing that in doing so she is likely to catch an infectious disease.

    • B. 

      The governor of a state runs the risk of being arrested by taking a bribe from a contractor in order to make himself more wealthy.

    • C. 

      A religious monk violates a law against public assembly in order to gather together to worship because the monk believes that God wants him to do so.

    • D. 

      A king willingly steps down from power in a belief that the community will be better off with democracy.

  • 9. 
    The particular guard who comes to tell Creon of the attempt to bury Polyneices' body
    • A. 

      Was bribed by political dissidents to cooperate in an effort to undermine Creon's rule

    • B. 

      Demonstrates that at least some people ca be driven by a genuine patriotism and concern for country

    • C. 

      Was selected for the task by being the loser in a game of chance

    • D. 

      Believes is was the gods who attempted to bury the body.

  • 10. 
    According to what she tells Creon, Antigone's reasons for disobeying him and attempting to bury her brother's body include which of the following:1. She believes that Creon does not have the authority to rule2. She believes that it was Polynieces who genuinely benefited Thebes3. She believes that divine law requires her to bury the body4. She had not heard of the Kings edict prohibiting the burial
    • A. 

      1 & 4

    • B. 

      2, 3, & 4

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      1 & 3

    • E. 

      All

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is something that Creon says to his son in discussing his proposed punishment of Antigone?
    • A. 

      Antigone's actions must be punished because all disobedience of law must be punished.

    • B. 

      It is the nature of communities that rulers must follow public opinion on most matters.

    • C. 

      Antigone is wrong in what she says about divine law.

    • D. 

      Haemon is to be praised for his selfless support of the woman he plans to marry.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following decisions is one that, according to what he says to the Chorus, Creon believes someone would make?
    • A. 

      An aid worker cares for the people in a disaster stricken area despite knowing that in doing so she is likely to catch an infectious disease

    • B. 

      The governor of a state runs the risk of being arrested by taking a bribe from a contractor in order to make himself more wealthy

    • C. 

      A religious monk violates a law against public assembly in order to gather together to worship because the monk believes that God wants him to do so

    • D. 

      A king willingly steps down from power in a belief that the community will be better off with democracy.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not among the things that Creon says to the chorus at the beginning of the play?
    • A. 

      He is legally next in line to rule.

    • B. 

      He cannot abide a ruler who does not listen to good advice.

    • C. 

      A compassionate ruler must take into account the family needs of the citizens.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following situations best exemplifies a belief like Antigone's belief about treason?
    • A. 

      Because of her strongly held beliefs against what she takes to be cruelty to animals, Joni protests the treatment of puppies at a local pet shop.

    • B. 

      Joshua understands that the governor's race could have important results for the level of employment in the community, and so he campaigns for the candidate that he believes will do the best job.

    • C. 

      Mildred purchases a coat at a department store in the mall, but when she gets home discovers that she was not charged full price for the coat. Believes that the sales attendant must have made a mistake, Mildred returns to the store to pay the difference.

    • D. 

      Philippe observes a masked thief breaking into a jewelry store in the middle of the night. The observation does not strike him as important, and so Philippe goes home and goes to bed.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following accurately states Antigone's opinion about treason?
    • A. 

      Treason is bad and should always be avoided.

    • B. 

      Treason is usually wrong, but may be necessary in the case of bad rulers.

    • C. 

      Treason is good, and should be encourage to overthrow rulers who do not have authority.

    • D. 

      Treason is neither bad nor good -- It just doesn't matter.

  • 16. 
    Antigone's opinion about treason shows:
    • A. 

      That she feels that political matters are unimportant.

    • B. 

      That she supported her brother's effort to take control of political power in Thebes.

    • C. 

      That she desires political power for herself.

    • D. 

      That she disagrees with the current ruler of Thebes.

  • 17. 
    Antigone says that she would not have disobeyed the king if it had been "merely" her child's body lying unburied, since she could get another child. In that hypothetical case, WHY would she NOT have disobeyed?
    • A. 

      She believed the king has the moral right, or the authority to tell her not to bury a child's body.

    • B. 

      Since she could get another child, it would not be worth risking death by challenging the king's power to help a dead one.

    • C. 

      The gods' burial rules do not apply to children, but only to adults, so the gods would not order her to "reverence" relatives who are children.

    • D. 

      She follows public opinion.

  • 18. 
    According to Antigone, had it been her husband's or child's body lying unburied:
    • A. 

      She would have obeyed the gods rather than the king.

    • B. 

      She would have acted out of a desire for self-preservation rather than obey the gods.

    • C. 

      She would no longer believe that the gods order one to "reverence relatives.".

    • D. 

      She would have prayed for assistance from the gods.

  • 19. 
    Antigone's statement that she would not have disobeyed the king if it had been her husband's or child's body lying unburied suggests that:
    • A. 

      Her strongest reason for disobeying Creon was her desire to embarrass him.

    • B. 

      Her strongest reason for disobeying Creon was her wish to obey divine law.

    • C. 

      Her strongest reason for disobeying Creon was her love to her dead brother.

    • D. 

      Her strongest reason for disobeying Creon was her belief that she could get away with it.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following follows a process of reasoning most like the one Antigone uses in concluding that she may disobey the edict against burying Polyneices' body?
    • A. 

      The chorus's claim to Creon that no one would violate his edict.

    • B. 

      Ismene's argument to Creon that she too was involved in burying Polyneices' body.

    • C. 

      Creon's argument to Haemon that Antigone should be punished for disobeying the law.

    • D. 

      Haemon's claim to Creon that the people disagree with Creon on whether Antigone should be punished.