Final Examination Review Questions
In the ancient Hebrew theocracy, what is the prophetic voice?
What is the priestly
Prophetic voice= the voice that tries to explain why the people suffer; the
voice that holds the king to standards of justice. Priestly voice= the conserving voice,
the one that ensures proper rituals are followed, the voice that anoints the king
What are the characteristics of democratic regimes?
1.) Regular and free elections,
2.) Strong and independent legislature, 3.) Strong and independent courts, 4.) Wide
variety of interests groups and parties, 5.) Extensive grass roots participation, 6.)
What does De Tocqueville have to say about Americans and associations?
According to Robert Putnam, what is social capital and why is it eroding?
features of organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate
coordination and coordination for mutual benefit. It is declining because of women
entering the work force, mobility, and demographic transformation.
According to George Orwell, what should the scrupulous writer ask of her/himself?
What am I trying to say? What words will express it? What image of idiom will
make it cleaner? Is the image fresh enough to have an effect? Could I have put it
more shortly? Have I said anything that is unavoidably ugly?
According to George Orwell, what are the characteristics of modern political speech
Bad language and writing leads to declines in societies and political
writing is bad writing. Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and
What is political discourse?
Involves a host of ingredients: Persuasive speech,
essential to citizen and leader, clarity of expression and command of the language,
learning how to participate in political and ethical discussion, ability to frame a
political argument, capacity to name things.
What does Hecuba learn about the essential structure of successful persuasive speech?
Learns that you need to have justice, Pathos, and Self-interest all involved in order
to succeed. Justice=she wants to debt paid back, Pathos=we all suffer and we all
need mercy, Self-interest=persuade someone to do what you want them to do and