Was in the area of normative theory was essentially in the field of public law

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The principle contribution of Plato and Aristotle to the discipline of Political Science

  • Was in the area of normative theory

  • was essentially in the field of public law

  • was in their belief in democratic government

  • was in the area of power politics

  • 1

According to Aristotle

  • Political science should be an exact and precise science

  • mathematical theorems should govern political inquiries

  • politics is beyond rational study

  • politics is not an exact theoretical science

  • 4

Periodic elections, limited duration of legislative sessions, and the separation of power were limits put on governmental power by

  • Rousseau

  • Locke

  • Burke

  • Hobbes

  • 2

The most important political thinker of the Romantic Era was

  • G.F. Hegel

  • Immanuel Kant

  • Jean J. Rousseau

  • John Madison

  • 3

The intellectual concept ‘state of nature is associated with which of the following?

  • Idealism

  • Marxism

  • Liberalism

  • Fascism

  • 3

The doctrine of the ‘golden mean’

  • Was espoused by Aristotle

  • was the ethical basis for the Sophists

  • was part of Cicero’s legal dogma

  • was a major Socratic premise

  • 1

The doctrine of original sin

  • Was propounded by St. Ambrose

  • was part of the theology of St. Gregory

  • was the key element in the thought of St. Augustine

  • was Luther’s complaint against the Roman Church

  • 3

When Karl Marx wrote his blueprint for a better society, he was influenced greatly

  • By the condition of the urban proletariat

  • by the philosophy of Hegel

  • by economic matters

  • all of the above

  • 4

Which of the following is not correct?

  • Plato’s ideal form of government was elitist

  • Plato’s best possible form of government was a polity

  • Plato did not care for democratic rule

  • Plato believed that only a special few should have political power

  • 2

The first major Christian thinker was

  • St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Aristotle

  • St. Just

  • St. Augustine

The Enlightenment period

  • Was an era of reason and progress

  • made no lasting contribution to political thought

  • stresses feeling over rationality

  • claimed Rousseau as its leading thinker

  • 1

Universal moral rules of obligation known by reason alone are often called

  • Natural rights

  • divine rights

  • natural laws

  • conventions

  • 3

Inner contentment and the supremacy of Natural Law are part of

  • Stoicism

  • Platonism

  • Socratic method

  • Augustinian thought

  • 1

The combining of evolutionary biology with the laissez faire state is found in the theory of

  • James Mill

  • Herbert Spencer

  • T.H. Greene

  • Jeremy Bentham

  • 2

Imperialism as the final stage of capitalism was

  • Lenin’s addition to Marxism

  • part of classical Marxism

  • a premise of fascist theory

  • a socialist premise

  • 1

On Liberty was authored by

  • Jeremy Bentham

  • J. S. Mill

  • James Mill

  • Herbert Spencer

  • 2

That economic relationships determine most aspects of human existence is central to

  • Fascism

  • Communism

  • National Socialism

  • Liberalism

  • 2

The principle of ‘the greatest happiness for the greatest number’ is part of

  • Common law

  • civil law

  • utilitarianism

  • natural law

  • 3

The most widely recognized philosopher of Conservatism is

  • Edmund Burke

  • G. Gentile

  • T. Hobbes

  • John Locke

  • 1

The importance of Machiavelli in political science lies in the fact that he

  • Is the author of the social contract theory

  • separated politics from religion in his commentaries

  • supported the divine right of kings

  • was the first democratic thinker in western political thought

  • 2

The statement ‘truth is in words not in things’

  • Is a rationalistic argument

  • was uttered by Descartes

  • reflects the view of nominalism

  • was St. Augustine’s theological premise

  • 3

Which of the following is not correct regarding the core values of liberalism?

  • The political core includes popular sovereignty

  • capitalism is the only logical economic system

  • the moral core includes values derived from antiquity

  • the political core includes consent and constitutionalism

  • 2

Who of the following did not advocate independent state control from the church?

  • Dante

  • William of Ockham

  • Marsiglio of Padua

  • Gregory

  • 4

The general will was a concept of

  • Thomas Hobbes

  • Jean J. Rousseau

  • Montesquieu

  • Immanuel Kant

  • 2

Transcendental thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau

  • Contributed to the 19th Century understanding of American community

  • supported Luther’s view of church-state relations

  • had no influence on the political thought of their generation, but influenced 20th century thought

  • believed in the primacy of individual conscience

  • 4

According to both St. Augustine and John Locke, the core function of government

Aristotle argued for a mixed regime in order to

  • Provide diversity

  • advance Athenian political influence

  • perpetuate the ideas of Plato

  • advance governmental stability

  • 4

A concern with moral law and the autonomy of will would best describe

  • The writings of Immanuel Kant

  • the writings of John Locke

  • the writings of Condorcet

  • the writings of Thomas Paine

  • 1

The author of Reflections on the Revolution in France was

  • Adam Smith

  • Edmund Burke

  • Thomas Paine

  • Johann Fichte

  • 2

Superman and the will to power were concepts introduced by

  • Georges Sorel

  • Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Benito Mussolini

  • Gustav Le Bon

  • 2

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