Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) Jean Bodin
b) Max Weber
c) William Blackstone
d) Max Factor

Question 2:


a) adjudicate between the claims of freely-competing groups.
b) allocate equal resources to as many groups as possible.
c) stand up against big groups and try to make them smaller.
d) provide jobs for as many bureaucrats as possible.

Question 3:


a) C. Wright Mills.
b) Roald Dahl.
c) James Burnham.
d) Robert Dahl.

Question 4:


a) the influence of any organized group on government decisions always ends in disaster.
b) the theory is naïve, because some groups are much more influential than others.
c) it fosters existing divisions within society.
d) it makes people think that all viewpoints are equally valid.

Question 5:


a) a feature of classical conservatism.
b) a partnership between government and business groups to encourage economic growth.
c) an arrangement where the state provides the basic needs for survival.
d) a feature of classical liberalism.

Question 6:


a) free and fair elections, and the protection of individual rights.
b) regular elections and state control of media outlets
c) an absence of the public/private distinction.
d) the absence accountability on the part of the ruler

Question 7:


a) interference with the free market is counterproductive.
b) politicians have a tendency to bribe voters with generous tax-funded benefits.
c) bureaucrats are self-interested like everyone else.
d) all of the above are true.

Question 8:


a) social networking theory.
b) social conscience theory.
c) social contract theory.
d) socialist contract theory.

Question 9:


a) Hobbes had a more pessimistic view of human nature and much more sceptical religious ideas.
b) Hobbes advocated heavy state intervention in the economy
c) Locke was tall and handsome, while Hobbes was nasty, brutish and short.
d) all of the above.

Question 10:


a) John Locke
b) Jeremy Bentham
c) Jeremy Clarkson
d) Friedrich von Hayek

Question 11:


a) people should be forced to obey their rulers.
b) the majority is always right.
c) generals are more trustworthy than politicians.
d) the general will is superior to the selfish interests of individuals.