Political Science Questions! Ultimate Quiz

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Political Science Questions! Ultimate Quiz

Do you know anything about political science? Do you believe you can get ahead of this quiz? Political science is a social science that entails the systems of governance and the evaluation of political activities, political thoughts, and other political variables. It includes the study of election processes, political parties, political ideology, historical analysis, and political theory. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about political science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 2008 presidential election demonstrated that
    • A. 

      Immigration would remain a very controversial issue.

    • B. 

      Immigration was becoming less important as an issue.

    • C. 

      Immigration would favor the Democrats as an issue in the future.

    • D. 

      Immigration would favor the Republicans as an issue in the future.

  • 2. 
    Individuals born in the United States are American citizens, even if their parents are not, following the principle of
    • A. 

      Jus prudence.

    • B. 

      Children’s rights.

    • C. 

      Free movement.

    • D. 

      Jus soli.

  • 3. 
    Jus soli is the legal principle that defines citizenship by the right by
    • A. 

      Blood.

    • B. 

      The soil.

  • 4. 
    Citizens or subjects of other countries who come to the United States to live or work are known as
    • A. 

      Immigrants.

    • B. 

      Illegal aliens. illegal aliens.

  • 5. 
    In recent years the size of the foreign-born population as a percentage of the total U.S. population has
    • A. 

      Decreased significantly.

    • B. 

      Increased significantly.

  • 6. 
    The federal agency that now oversees the naturalization process is the U.S.
    • A. 

      Immigration and Naturalization Services.

    • B. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigations.

  • 7. 
    Among the things to watch out for when reading statistical data are all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Not showing the populations as a percentage of the base.

    • B. 

      Using misleading averages or means.

  • 8. 
    The importance of political culture is that it
    • A. 

      Replaces ideology as a source of belief among citizens.

    • B. 

      increases conflict in society.

    • C. 

      Reduces conflict in society.

  • 9. 
    The broad pattern of ideas, beliefs, and values about citizens and government-held by a population is known as its
    • A. 

      Political faith.

    • B. 

      Political philosophy.

    • C. 

      Constitution

    • D. 

      Political culture.

  • 10. 
    The United States' representative democracy is based on
    • A. 

      Majority rule and the consent of the governed.

    • B. 

      Equal substantive rights and free speech.

    • C. 

      Free speech and majority rule.

  • 11. 
    The American concept of equality tends to consist of ensuring
    • A. 

      That the rules treat everyone the same.

    • B. 

      That the rules further social justice.

  • 12. 
    According to the text, "liberals" are people who believe in the widespread use of government power for
    • A. 

      Maintaining order and protecting property.

    • B. 

      Reducing economic inequality.

    • C. 

      Protecting the freedom of corporations to make profits.

  • 13. 
    According to the text, "conservatives" are people who believe in the widespread use of government power for
    • A. 

      Increasing the protection of private property.

    • B. 

      Reducing economic inequality.

    • C. 

      Increasing the pace of social change.

  • 14. 
    Both economic conservatives and economic liberals in the United States tend to favor
    • A. 

      Reducing the role of the government in managing the economy.

    • B. 

      Reducing the effect of government policy on equality of economic opportunity.

    • C. 

      A market economy.

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