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Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter1 Multiple Choice 1. When Aristotle called political science “the master science,” he meant that: almost everything happens in a political context. 2. The one feature of political science that distinguishes it from the other social sciences is: its focus on power. 3. The Renaissance philosopher who emphasized the role of power in politics was: Niccolo Machiavelli. 4. Which of the following political phenomena can most easily be quantified: Election returns. 5. Classic political theorists, such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, believed that civil society was formed out of: rationality. 6. The Milgram study, in which unwitting subjects were instructed by a professor to administer electric shocks to a victim, shows us that people: are willing to do something when instructed by an authority figure. 7. The drafters of both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were deeply influenced by: the rationalism of their day, biological and cultural factors, psychological and irrational factors. True/False 1. Aristotle, the founder of the discipline of political science, called politics “the master science”: TRUE 2. The study of political science is used mainly as training to become a practicing politician: FALSE 3. The study of political science is interdisciplinary. TRUE 4. A scholarly work should be reasoned, balanced, and supported with evidence.
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