What Is a Political Ideology?


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1. What is a dominant ideology in the United States?

2. Socialism and liberalism have which of the following in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Political ideologies are what form the foundation of political parties. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you with your understanding of the characteristics and examples of political ideologies. You can test your knowledge with questions about the different political ideologies and the relationships between them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Political ideology
  • Ideologies in the United States
  • Comparisons of socialism and liberalism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the definition of political ideology and various examples of specific ideologies
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important ideas in this lesson, such as the importance of political ideology on public policy, and the compatibility of different ideologies with different forms of government
  • Knowledge application - Make sure you can apply the definition of different political ideology to questions about their tenets in practice and their effect upon public policy

Additional Learning

To learn more about political ideologies, review the corresponding lesson What is a Political Ideology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of political ideology
  • Specific examples of political ideology
  • Socialists view of the state
  • Perspective of liberals