Political Science Chapter 1 Quiz Questions

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The term “political science” is used to refer to the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour, with particular focus on how a society governs itself and how it should be governed in the future.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is characteristic & deep seated beliefs of a particular people?
    • A. 

      Political culture

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Equality

  • 2. 
    What is ideal that people should take the initiative, be self -sufficient, & accumulate the materials necessary for their well-being?
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Politics

  • 3. 
    Notion that all individuals are equal in their moral worth & thereby entitled to equal treatment
    • A. 

      Equality

    • B. 

      Politiican

    • C. 

      Republican

  • 4. 
    Form of government in which people govern; either directly or thru elected representatives  (In Greek means the people to rule)
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

  • 5. 
    For example, town meeting where citizens vote directly for an issue is what?
    • A. 

      Indirect democracy

    • B. 

      Direct democracy

    • C. 

      People rule

  • 6. 
    A voluntary agreement by individuals to form government; which is then obligated to act within the confines of the agreement (John Lock--- Thomas Hobbs published a book LEVIATHAN)
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Social contract theory

    • C. 

      Indirect democracy

  • 7. 
    Large majority elects persons to represent the citizens (separate elections for President, Congress, Representatives, etc. for set terms in office)
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Indirect democracy

  • 8. 
    An economic system based on the idea that government should interfere with economic transactions as LITTLE AS POSSIBLE  (EX- Free Enterprise System; US has largest)
    • A. 

      Free market/ capitalism

    • B. 

      Totalitilarism

    • C. 

      Pluralism

  • 9. 
    A form of government in which the leader asserts COMPLETE DOMINANCE over all (NATZI Germany)  " One party rule
    • A. 

      Totalitarian

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Elitism

  • 10. 
    Is the process by which it is determined whose values will prevail in society
    • A. 

      Liberty

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Politics

  • 11. 
    The recognized right of an individual organization or instution to exercise power (parents have authority over their children)
    • A. 

      Political ideology

    • B. 

      Authority

    • C. 

      Authoritarian government

  • 12. 
    Is the process by which it is determined whose values will prevail in society
    • A. 

      Rules

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Politician

  • 13. 
    Practitioner of politics, usually viewed in a projective manner
    • A. 

      Dictator

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      Politician

  • 14. 
    The ability of a person or institution to control policy (politicians and people who hold public office vote on issues: ex NRA over gun control policy)
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Liberty

    • C. 

      Libertarian

  • 15. 
    State of lawlessness or political disorder
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Republic

  • 16. 
    Those who have power win out and are able to control governing authority & make policy choices
    • A. 

      Political ideology

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Policy

  • 17. 
    A decision of government to pursue a particular course of action
    • A. 

      Politician

    • B. 

      Public policy

    • C. 

      Politics

  • 18. 
    The theory of American politics that holds that societies interest are substainly represented through the activities of GROUPS
    • A. 

      Elitism

    • B. 

      Pluralism

    • C. 

      Self-government

  • 19. 
    Supreme power; the ultimate authority to govern within a certain geographical area (ex. Each state)
    • A. 

      Liberty

    • B. 

      Autocracy

    • C. 

      Sovereignty

  • 20. 
    The view that the US essentially is run by a tiny (FEW) elite (composed of wealthy or well-connected individuals)
    • A. 

      Elitism

    • B. 

      Pluralism

    • C. 

      Authoritarian

  • 21. 
    The principle that individuals should be free to act & think as they choose
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Representative democracy

    • C. 

      Liberty

  • 22. 
    The principle that people are the ultimate source & proper beneficiary of governing authority; practice a government based on majority rule (formed in Colonial America) -- majority rules
    • A. 

      Politics

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Self-government

  • 23. 
    The process through which a society settles its conflicts & decides the policies by which it will be govern
    • A. 

      Politics

    • B. 

      Liberty

    • C. 

      Public policy

  • 24. 
    Military coups but are less repressive because there are other organizations that can oppose them; not as forceful as a totalitiarn government
    • A. 

      Limited government

    • B. 

      Representative democracy

    • C. 

      Authoritarian

  • 25. 
    Form of government which controls rest with a FEW persons
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Autocracy

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