How Much Do You Know About Political Theory? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Political Theory? Trivia Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Political Theory? This quiz will help you revise for the Political theory final as it has an in-depth analysis of politics, which is necessary actually some of the basic knowledge to all political science students and those interested in politics in one way or the other. Take it up and see just how much you remember and all the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why does Strauss characterize social science positivism as theoretically weak?
    • A. 

      It doesn't have enough numbers

    • B. 

      It does not generalize enough

    • C. 

      It pretends to be value-free

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Why does Eisenberg argue for the idea of political pluralism?
    • A. 

      It supports the personal development of individuals

    • B. 

      Individuals are best suited to isolation

    • C. 

      Community health should prevail over individual liberties

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    True or false: Shklar defines ideology as a "form of untruth.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or false: For Connolly, pluralism describes a political philosophy in which diverse individuals in a society agree on one homogenous identity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following values is NOT characteristic of liberalism as a political philosophy?
    • A. 

      Individual liberty

    • B. 

      Economic equality

    • C. 

      Rule of Law

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    The state of nature is a central concept in which of the following ideologies?
    • A. 

      Conservatism

    • B. 

      Anarchism

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    Locke was influenced by which of the following revolutions?
    • A. 

      The Glorious Revolution

    • B. 

      The French Revolution

    • C. 

      The American Revolution

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes the bourgeoisie class?
    • A. 

      Factory Workers

    • B. 

      The Homeless

    • C. 

      Factory Owners

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    True or False: Conservatism favors rapid over gradual political change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false: According to Locke, individuals have more freedom in the state of nature than in political society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    True or false: For socialists, political equality is more important than economic equality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or false: Anarchists believe that governments are necessary only for war and public safety purposes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In "Racial Liberalism," Mills argues that the "social contract" is an example of
    • A. 

      Non-ideal Theory

    • B. 

      Positivism

    • C. 

      Ideal Theory

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 14. 
    For Mills, what is the major difference between the social contract and the domination contract?
    • A. 

      The social contract is for whites, while that domination contract is for non-whites

    • B. 

      The domination contract is new, while the social contract is old

    • C. 

      The social contract ignores race while the domination contract foregrounds it

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    True/False: According to Lenin, democracy does not exist under capitalism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is one way in which communism and fascism differ?
    • A. 

      In fascism, the state disappears and in communism the state gets stronger.

    • B. 

      In communism, the state disappears and in fascism the state gets stronger.

    • C. 

      There are no differences.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a key theme of liberalism according to Starr?
    • A. 

      Egalitarianism

    • B. 

      Individual Freedom

    • C. 

      Strong State

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a key belief of conservatism according to Kekes?
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Pluralism

    • C. 

      Traditionalism

    • D. 

      Socialism

  • 19. 
    True/False: According to Chandra, using European historical experience as a blue print for the political future of countries outside of Europe is a good idea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    True or False: According to Sandel, politics can strive to be neutral with respect to the actions/ decisions of individuals; politics does not need a normative direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What was the old republicanism's main goal?
    • A. 

      To produce well informed citizens that know right from wrong.

    • B. 

      To cultivate strong leaders

    • C. 

      To cultivate virtues of self-rule through citizenship

    • D. 

      A & C only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    In his work, “Public Religion and Public Reason”, Richard Neuhaus supports what?
    • A. 

      Secular Humanism

    • B. 

      Religious Fundamentalism

    • C. 

      Religiously grounded values

  • 23. 
    Why, according to Okin, do theories of justice often neglect gender inequalities?
    • A. 

      Because family structure does not matter when talking about justice.

    • B. 

      Theorists assume a traditional gender structured family.

    • C. 

      Theorists use gender-neutral language in a false way.

    • D. 

      B & C only

  • 24. 
    According to Naess, why is science inadequate to assess the deterioration of nature?
    • A. 

      Science is imperfect.

    • B. 

      It only focuses on facts, not values.

    • C. 

      It does not acknowledge negative changes.

    • D. 

      Science is concerned with deep ecology rather than shallow ecology.

  • 25. 
    What is the difference between sex and gender?
    • A. 

      Sex is biologically determined and gender is socially constructed.

    • B. 

      Sex is socially constructed and gender is biologically determined.

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