Political Science

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Political Science

Quiz about Political Science. It is from previous quizes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Political Science is concerned with both "empirical" questions (why the world works a certain way) and "normative" or philosophical issues about what is right and wrong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In political science, a qualitative or interpretive method of doing research is one which involves a heavy reliance on numerical data and high-powered statistical techniques to achieve generalizable theories.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    One component of authority is force, what is the other?
  • 4. 
    Which of the following kinds of statements is the principal goal of comparative politics?
    • A. 

      Factual or descriptive statements

    • B. 

      Value or normative statements

    • C. 

      Explanatory or casual statements

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does not help qualify a set of ideas as an ideology?
    • A. 

      It is a coherent set of basic, interrelated normative ideas

    • B. 

      It is consciously formulated, to the point of being found in published works as having a set of well-known labels

    • C. 

      It has a programmatic emphasis

    • D. 

      It is carefully tied in to a particular world religion

  • 6. 
    Prof. Hawkins wants to encourage individuals in his class to attend a speech by a visiting EU ambassador. Which of the following would be a truly selective incentive he could offer them?
    • A. 

      A promise that if over half the class goes, he will bring doughnuts the next day

    • B. 

      A rousing speech in which he appeals to the students' sense of group spirit

    • C. 

      A threat that he will give the class a quiz if enough of them don't attend

    • D. 

      An offer to take attendance at the speech and give any student that attends extra credit

  • 7. 
    Government involvement in the economy sometimes has very negative consequences for economic growth. What was one of the three reasons mentioned for this negative effect?