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1.10: Review Questions

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    1 .
    Politics can be defined as ________.
    1. how things happen now
    2. who gets what, when, and how
    3. when what happens, and why
    4. what should be
    2 .
    The de facto rule is the rule ________.
    1. as it is in practice
    2. as it is written
    3. as it is designed
    4. as it is in intention
    3 .
    Political events involve ________.
    1. guidelines, reality, and prerogatives
    2. procedures, educated guesses, and rules
    3. rules, reality, and choices
    4. directions, procedures, and choices
    4 .
    Perhaps the most important set of rules for any institution is ________.
    1. its code of conduct
    2. its constitution
    3. its judicial guide
    4. Robert’s Rules of Order
    5 .
    What is a fact?
    1. Something I believe to be true
    2. Something that an authority says is true
    3. Something that can be verified by compelling evidence
    4. Something that appears on a website that I trust
    6 .
    What is not an example of public policy?
    1. A law
    2. A court ruling
    3. An executive order
    4. A papal edict
    7 .
    One of the main sources of political conflict is ________.
    1. plentiful opportunities
    2. scarce resources
    3. complex systems
    4. multiple groups
    8 .
    Power is ________.
    1. measurable
    2. observable
    3. visible
    4. real
    9 .
    Which term is most closely associated with “country”?
    1. Nation
    2. Nation-state
    3. State
    4. Community
    10 .
    The status quo is ________.
    1. the current state of affairs
    2. the person who is most respected
    3. the future state of affairs
    4. the emperor or king
    11 .
    What is the highest form of political power?
    1. The president
    2. Authority
    3. The sovereign
    4. Legitimacy
    12 .
    What is one likely outcome of bargaining?
    1. Compromise
    2. Concurrence
    3. Contempt
    4. Catharsis
    13 .
    The study of politics can be scientific only if ________.
    1. politics has universal laws
    2. political phenomena can be precisely measured
    3. the researcher uses certain methods
    4. the researcher uses quantitative analysis
    14 .
    Political science is usually ________.
    1. probabilistic
    2. statistical
    3. deterministic
    4. random
    15 .
    Hypotheses are ________.
    1. statements of research methods
    2. principles that guide research
    3. tentative statements about reality
    4. statements that are proven to be true
    16 .
    Normative political science seeks to understand political ________.
    1. meanings, purposes, and goals
    2. attributes, inferences, and consequences
    3. beliefs, attitudes, and preferences
    4. heroes, villains, and enablers
    17 .
    Questions in normative political science can be answered by ________.
    1. facts and figures
    2. data and analysis
    3. logic and reason
    4. power and authority
    18 .
    Three types of normative reasoning emphasize ________.
    1. countries, states, and nations
    2. consequences, rules, and virtue
    3. legislatures, executives, and judiciaries
    4. sovereigns, citizens, and refugees
    19 .
    Empirical political science seeks to ________.
    1. analyze and postulate
    2. experiment and inoculate
    3. hypothesize and extrapolate
    4. explain and predict
    20 .
    Facts ________.
    1. tell us what is right and wrong
    2. exist but may be disputed
    3. are determined by those in power
    4. are based on political ideology
    21 .
    Generalizations ________.
    1. are always true
    2. are never right
    3. can be useful if frequently true
    4. are always harmful
    22 .
    All political behavior is based on ________.
    1. national behavior
    2. party behavior
    3. group behavior
    4. individual behavior
    23 .
    The “fourth branch” of government is ________.
    1. the media
    2. ASEAN
    3. the judiciary
    4. parliament
    24 .
    Which perspective is not a theory used to understand international relations?
    1. Feminism
    2. Constructivism
    3. Realism
    4. Socialism

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