What is Political Science?

  1. Which are both true for most political scientists?

 

  1. A) They think practically and seek accuracy
  2. B) They seek popularity and are skeptical of power
  3. C) They offer single causes and think abstractly
  4. D) They are skeptical of power and offer long term consequences

 

Answer: D

Learning Objective: 1.1

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Topic/A-head: What is Political Science?

Skill Level: Understand the Concepts

 

  1. The notion that politicians think practically and political scientists think abstractly is indicative of which of the following?

 

  1. A) Political scientists often train politicians.
  2. B) Politicians often train political scientists.

C)Political scientists and politicians are different in that the former studies the latter.

  1. D) Political scientists and politicians are often indistinguishable.

 

Answer: C

Learning Objective: 1.1

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Topic/A-head: What is Political Science?

Skill Level: Apply What You Know

 

  1. Foreign policy falls under the subfield of __________.

 

  1. A) U.S. Politics
  2. B) Comparative Politics
  3. C) Political theory
  4. D) International Relations

 

Answer: D

Learning Objective: 1.1

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Topic/A-head: What is Political Science?

Skill Level: Apply What You Know

 

  1. Which of the following statements would best reflect the views of German Philosopher Hegel?

 

  1. A) Sometimes elections are impossible to predict.
  2. B) Politicians behave in an irrational manner.
  3. C) Political Science can be useful in explaining why people vote a certain way.
  4. D) Predicting political outcomes is usually random.

 

Answer: C

Learning Objective: 1.1

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Topic/A-head: What is Political Science?

Skill Level: Analyze It

 

  1. The techniques for studying questions objectively is most associated with the term __________.

 

  1. A) hypotheses
  2. B) empirical
  3. C) methodology
  4. D) sovereignty

 

Answer: C

Learning Objective: 1.2

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Topic/A-head: The Master Discipline

Skill Level: Remember the Facts

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