POLI330 Political Science
Week 2 Quiz
Question 1 Which
author focused on how to “arrange” society in a methodological way?
B. F. Skinner
Question 2 What
did Marx believe would happen once private property was eliminated?
The beginning of revolution in the form of
The emergence of a technologically-driven
The end of social inequality
New models for human behavior
Question 3 Whose
work is considered to offer a dystopian vision of society?
B. F. Skinner
Question 4 Which
country has the modern world’s first, and oldest, constitutional democracy?
The United States
Question 5 Which
of the following best represents the ideas of John Locke?
Meaningful freedom could not exist without
The rule of law was unacceptable because it
suppressed individual freedoms.
Government must be free to function without
The seventeenth century saw limited advances
in the rule of law.
Reason is always influenced by passion.
Question 6 Which
of the following is an idea inherent in a constitutional democracy?
The majority always gets its way.
Government should be responsive, limited, and
Ineffective government is an unavoidable
There should be a popularly elected head of
The majority is never morally correct.
Question 7 What
was the legislative body of the United States was designed to be?
Tyranny of the majority
Question 8 In
the Western tradition, what does the broad meaning of “justice” involve?
Questions of proper punishment for violations
of the law
Questions of who should be elected
Questions of distribution
Questions of power
Questions of protection
In establishing the American democratic republic, the Founding Fathers borrowed
from the works of all of the following earlier thinkers EXCEPT
Alexis de Tocqueville
Baron de Montesquieu
Even if we could create a utopian
society, why would it not survive?
It would be impossible to continue a perfect
Outside influences would destroy it from
Citizens could not resist the urge to make it
A perfect society would be static, but the
world is always changing.
Perfection cannot remain balanced
indefinitely, and most likely could not correct itself.?