Which of the following is NOT one of Machiavelli’s tips on how to avoid being hated?
1) The price should not be indecisive.
2) The prince should never use violence.
3) The prince should appear to be religious, but not actually be religious.
4) The prince should appear to be trustworthy, but willing to break commitments when necessary.
5) None of the other answers.
The prince should never use violence.
John Locke and Adam Smith helped shape this theoretical movement.
Which political theorist authored The Prince?
Thomas Hobbes argues that life in the precontract state was
Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
This type of theory most closely linked with Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau typically provides an observation on human nature, an observation on problems that arise because of a lack of government, and recommends a best form of government.
Social contract theory
Which Roman statesman asserted that it is better for a leader to be loved than feared?
Edmund Burke’s belief that government should not attempt to change society, but that government should merely reflect changes that have already taken place in society helped shape this theoretical movement.
This political theorist authored The Leviathan and tried to prove the correctness of Machiavelli’s view that power and not justice is the key unit of analysis in politics.
Which of the following statements about Thomas Hobbes is true?
1) He believed the state of nature is peaceful.
2) He was a strong advocate for direct democracy.
3) He was a strong believer in Christian teachings.
4) He believed our behavior is largely driven by our urges and desires.
5) None of the other answers.
He believed our behavior is largely driven by our urges and desires.
In 2009, this country’s Supreme Religious leader’s reputation was tarnished when he endorsed the electoral victory of the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadininejad while thousands took to the streets to protest the integrity of the election.
Which of the following is NOT one of Machiavelli’s tips on how best to maintain political power?
1) The prince should be very generous and avoid at all costs a miserly reputation.
2) The prince should avoid being hated.
3) The prince should be decisive and strong.
4) The prince should build religion into the state.
5) The prince should be as strong as a lion and as cunning as a fox.
The prince should be very generous and avoid at all costs a miserly reputation.
John Locke’s view on private property influenced which leading capitalist theorist when he wrote The Wealth of Nations?
Which best describes John Locke’s view of the pre contract state?
The state of nature is largely cooperative and guided by natural laws.
John Locke believed in the concept of tabula rasa. What does tabula rasa mean?
People are born with a blank slate and can only know what they learn from their experiences.
This political strategist in George W. Bush’s administration was known by colleagues as the Mayberry Machiavelli.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau advocated for what type of government?
This ideology advocates for a limited government and for greater individual liberties at the political, social, and economic levels of society. This movement also inspired both the American and French Revolutions.
Machiavelli asserted that The Prince can best lead by applying the finest traits associated with these two members of the animal kingdom.
Fox and lion
John Locke argued that the most important role of government is to protect
individual rights, especially the right to own property.
According to Machiavelli, why should a prince seek to be feared, but not hated?
Because hatred puts people in an emotional state and it makes it harder for the prince to control them as they are no longer motivated by self-interest
This social and political movement primarily seeks to prevent the further deterioration of our natural resources.
As the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election John Kerry was criticized for being a “flip-flopper” by the Bush campaign because he said that he voted for the war in Iraq before voting against it. Which of Machiavelli’s tips on leadership did John Kerry violate?
This made him appear indecisive and irresolute.
This eighteenth century female theorist authored the Vindication of the Rights of Women and argued for equal education and equal rights for women.
This political theorist authored The Two Treatises of Government and had a major influence on Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Which of the following best describes Machiavelli’s economy of violence theory?
Leaders should only use violence when necessary because violence wrongfully implemented could diminish the prince’s power.
Which Constitutional amendment made it illegal for any state to deny voting rights on the basis of gender?
This theoretical movement began in earnest in the mid-nineteenth century and called for social, political, economic, and familial equality between men and women.
This political theorist authored The Prince and argued that power, and not justice, is the key unit of analysis in politics.
This political theorist co-authored the Communist Manifesto and is widely regarded as the father of communism.
This school of thought in international relations is linked with Machiavelli and Hobbes and emphasizes the furtherance of national interests and military security.
Which statement about voter turn-out rates in the 2008 presidential election is true?
Approximately 10 million more women voted than men.
This system flourished in Europe during the middle Ages. It was based on the relationship of lord to vassal and the holding of land in feud.
This political theorist authored A Social Contract and advocated for a direct democracy. He had a major influence on the French Revolution.
His theory believes that all conflict in society occurs because of class conflict that results from capitalism.
The Declaration of Sentiments is a feminist document created at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 that argued for the equality of women. Which historical document was used as a template for the document?
The U.S. Declaration of Independence
John Locke advocated for what type of government?
POLITICAL THEORISTS WHO ARE LESS INTERESTED IN THE WAY POLITICS “OUGHT” TO BE AND MORE INTERESTED IN STUDYING POLITICS AS IT ACTUALLY PRACTICED, FOLLOW THIS APPROACH:
THE DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS IS A FEMINIST DOCUMENT CREATED AT THE SENECA FALLS CONVENTION IN 1848 THAT ARGUED FOR THE EQUALITY OF WOMEN. WHICH HISTORICAL DOCUMENT WAS USED AS A TEMPLATE FOR THE DOCUMENT?
THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE