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Poli_1001_Exam_2_Fall_2010 - Political Science 1001...

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Political Science 1001 Examination #2 Review Questions 1. What are Euripides favorites themes? Interested in abnormal psycholog, i.e. why do people get made Has questions about gods and religion and their relation with society Physical arguments Writings contain female heroines 2. Who is Hecuba? Polymestor? Polydorus? Polyxena? Cassandra? Agamemnon? Odysseus? Hecuba – queen; kills Polymestor’s boys and blinds him Polymestor – guardian of Polydorus who slays him and takes gold Polyxena – daughter of Hecuba and Priam – sacrificed to Achilles; heroically dies Agamemnon – the king who died at the end Odysseus – Hecuba requests that he protect Polyxena from being killed. 3. What is a nomos? Nomos- that which has authority: law/custom, ground in which we stand 4. What destroys the nomos of Hecuba’s world? The death of her children, husband and the loss of her kingdom 5. What is Hecuba’s new nomos? What is her revenge? a. She turns into a person seeking revenge, her knew nomos is: i. Murders the children of Polymestor ~ Mother love has been transformed into revenge ii. She plots, murders, and blinds ~ solitary cunning iii. Justice is now retribution/revenge/punishment 6. What does the play, Hecuba, teach us about civilization? To destroy civilization, you just have to destroy the nomos. Civilization is easily shaken up. 7. What is nature vs. nurture and what is its relevance in the play, Hecuba? Are people born or is it made? Hecuba wanted to know whether Polyxena acted so honorably, was it genetics or her upbringing 8. How does Gene Robinson say the nurture vs. nature conflict is reconciled? Both influence an individual 9. What is a political culture? What are the cognitive and affective components of a political culture? Political Culture – pattern of individual attitudes and orientations toward politics among the members of a political system Cognitive component - what we think of political reality Affective component – how do we feel about those phenomena 10. What are democratic/authoritarian cultures? Conflictual/consensual? Materialist/Post-materialist. Democratic – believes in the power and authority of the majority in the context of minority rights Authoritarian – decisions are made up of a few, no descent acceptable Conflictual – uses violence to solve problems Consensual – will of community is considered a high value Materialist – interested in material things Post-materialist – interested in quality of life 11. What is socialization? What interest does the state have in socialization? Socialization – learn the values and norms of our culture
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12. What is an ideology and what do ideologies do for us? Ideology – set of beliefs that orient us towards the world around us; starts with basic idea and then becomes more specific Functions: 1. Helps us make sense of the world around us 2. Reference points 3. Address psychological needs 4. Expression of interests 5. Powerful 6. Political
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