Can You Pass Political Science 101?

In an election year, it's important to know your political stuff. Do you think you can pass political science 101? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Which of the following is the same as a monarchy?
Dictatorship
Parliamentary government
Aristocracy
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Independent voters claim to have ___________ party affiliation.
Democratic
Republican
Non-specific
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A republic is ruled by a.....
King
Dictator
President
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Absolute government is ____________, while constitutional government is _____________.
Limited; very neutral
Virtually unlimited; very limited
Very neutral; unlimited
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True or false: A majority candidate or party receives more than half of all votes cast.
True
False
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Theocracy means rule by...
God
The wealthy
The people
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About ___% of national governments in the world are unitary.
50
90
10
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Amendments to the structure of the U.S. require approval from ______ of the states.
5/6
1/2
3/4
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A form of government that derives its power indirectly from the people, who elect representatives is called a(n) __________ democracy.
Representative
Direct
Absolutist
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Which ideology's rhetoric was behind the French revolution?
Classical conservatism
Modern conservatism
Classical liberalism
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Which event birthed our modern political ideas of Left and Right?
The French Revolution
The Civil War
The Revolutionary War
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Which of these states was an absolute monarchy?
Tudor England
Bourbon France
Tsarist Russia
Result
You are poly sci poised! While you might not know everything there is to know about political science you've got a strong foundational knowledge that will make it easy for you to build up your poly sci skills! Given that it's an election year in the US, we think brushing up on your political science knowledge can only be a good thing!

C+, Poly Sci Poised

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Right!
You are poly sci positive! It's clear that you could pass political science 101 with flying colors! While you didn't a 100% right off the bat, your strong foundational knowledge, sense of history and strong political sensibilities made it easy for you to surge ahead of most Americans in this quiz!

B+,poly Sci Positive

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You are poly sci perfect! Congratulations! You passed political science with total ease! It's clear that you've spent some time studying political science and history. Not only do you know how many political systems work around the world, but your super well versed in American politics.

A+,poly Sci Perfect

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1
Which of the following is the same as a monarchy?
Dictatorship
Parliamentary government
Aristocracy
2
Independent voters claim to have ___________ party affiliation.
Democratic
Republican
Non-specific
3
A republic is ruled by a.....
King
Dictator
President
4
Absolute government is ____________, while constitutional government is _____________.
Limited; very neutral
Virtually unlimited; very limited
Very neutral; unlimited
5
True or false: A majority candidate or party receives more than half of all votes cast.
True
False
6
Theocracy means rule by...
God
The wealthy
The people
7
About ___% of national governments in the world are unitary.
50
90
10
8
Amendments to the structure of the U.S. require approval from ______ of the states.
5/6
1/2
3/4
9
A form of government that derives its power indirectly from the people, who elect representatives is called a(n) __________ democracy.
Representative
Direct
Absolutist
10
Which ideology's rhetoric was behind the French revolution?
Classical conservatism
Modern conservatism
Classical liberalism
11
Which event birthed our modern political ideas of Left and Right?
The French Revolution
The Civil War
The Revolutionary War
12
Which of these states was an absolute monarchy?
Tudor England
Bourbon France
Tsarist Russia