Political Culture: Definition, Theory, Types & Examples


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What is the difference between a political culture and a political ideology?

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1. According to Gabriel Almond and Sydney Verba, what are the three types of political cultures?

2. What is political socialization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your knowledge of political culture theory and different types of political cultures. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include terms relevant to political culture and how political cultures are shaped.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definitions of political culture and political ideology
  • Three types of political cultures
  • Political socialization
  • Event(s) that influenced American political culture

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as political culture and political socialization
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as political culture and political ideology
  • Making connections - understand how major historical events shaped American political culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about political culture, review the following lesson titled Political Culture: Definition, Theory, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about other political theories, such as Roger Inglehart's post-materialism theory
  • Compare example political cultures
  • Connect historical events to modern political cultures