Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) only people with profound cultural knowledge should be allowed to vote.
b) for states to remain stable, governments need to reflect and share many of the basic values of society.
c) democracy can only work well in America.
d) people are only interested in political developments within their own communities.

Question 2:


a) Samuel Huntington
b) Leonardo da Vinci
c) Alexis de Tocqueville
d) Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba

Question 3:


a) It complemented a more general trend towards “behavioural” studies.
b) It followed other works which promoted a rethinking of modern democracy.
c) It could be used to show that liberal democracies were superior to their communist rivals.
d) All of the above

Question 4:


a) it ignores the controversial topic of nationalism.
b) it originated in the 1960s, and things have changed a lot since then.
c) few nations can be said to exhibit homogenous cultures.
d) it can only be applied to Western democratic states.

Question 5:


a) An alienated population which despised authority of all kinds
b) A long-established tradition of civic engagement
c) That the political culture of the North was identical to that of the South
d) All of the above

Question 6:


a) it paid insufficient attention to serious difficulties in Northern Ireland.
b) it devoted too much attention to calls for devolution in parts of Britain.
c) it alleged that Britain was seething with revolutionary fervour.
d) it argued that British people were far too deferential.

Question 7:


a) The economy has been managed so well.
b) The ruling party is associated with liberation from colonial rule.
c) Historic tribal divisions are actively encouraged by the government.
d) All of the inhabitants are too frightened to say what they really think.

Question 8:


a) undermine the power of political elites across the world.
b) deter political leaders from trying to manipulate the media.
c) raise new difficulties for those who try to identify sharply contrasting national political cultures.
d) eradicate economic inequalities within and between states.

Question 9:


a) Asian traditions are supposedly less individualistic than Western ones.
b) Confucianism teaches that democracy is a mortal sin.
c) Standards of living are much lower than in the West.
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Organized labour has always exerted much more political influence in the US.
b) Economic inequality has always been much less severe in the US.
c) All European countries have been in the grip of doctrinaire socialism since World War II.
d) Many US citizens regard their country as a land of opportunity for all and think that the poor are responsible for their own problems.