CLEP Social Sciences and History: Introduction to Political Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What approach focuses on use of observation to explain how the world of politics works?

Question 2 2. What political science discipline is concerned with the study of how people and institutions interact in the political environment?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is true about political theory?

Question 4 4. A theory that involves the study of ideas and values concerning the state, power, individuals, groups and the relationships between them is what type of theory?

Question 5 5. Which political science discipline focuses its study on the political systems of foreign countries?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following refers to an individual's or group's right to use power by making decisions, giving directives, and demanding compliance?

Question 7 7. Which discipline studies the interaction between states and other international actors?

Question 8 8. Which of the following theories states that political power should be held by groups?

Question 9 9. After a long, heated debate, the U.S. Congress has managed to agree upon two final versions of a gun control bill. However, each version has several contradicting stipulations. According to majoritarianism, what would be the best way to resolve the situation?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT an essential component of empirical research?

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Question 11 11. What approach to political theory focuses and the application of values to evaluate the world of political phenomena?

Question 12 12. The _____ theory of political power asserts that people who have the most resources have the most political power and make decisions for society.

Question 13 13. A foreign country complains that you are emitting excessive greenhouse gases and not taking into account environmental sustainability. Which of the following could be used to defend your rule over your territory?

Question 14 14. Which of the following accurately and completely describes the scope of political science?

Question 15 15. Which political science discipline focuses on the study of political ideas and values?

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Introduction to Political Science Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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