What is Political Science?


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how well you understand the scope and focus of political science with this quiz/worksheet combo. All of the quiz questions are multiple-choice, and you'll receive your score as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following political science disciplines:

  • Political theory
  • International relations
  • Political behavior
  • Comparative politics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on understanding political science
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various disciplines within political science
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as political theory and political behavior
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the scope of political science

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called What is Political Science? for further information. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define political science
  • Recognize the importance of studying political science
  • Identify the various fields of study within political science