Political Ethics

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1. Political ethical dilemmas can occur because there _____________________.

  a. are unlimited resources

  b. are limited resources

  c. is perfection

  d. I cannot tell

2. Negative campaigning __________________.

  a. rarely occurs

  b. always helps the candidate win

  c. sometimes backfires

  d. all of the above

3. Political corruption occurs when a politician ___.

  a. puts himself above the law

  b. is rich

  c. accepts campaign donations

  d. all of the above

4. Politics is where there can be ____________________.

  a. violence

  b. corruption

  c. constructive debate

  d. all of the above

5. Acting in the interest of one's political community is ________________.

  a. anti-relativistic

  b. responsible governing

  c. deontological

  d. all of the above

6. Citizen ballot initiatives ___.

  a. exist in every state

  b. never result in something good

  c. give citizens lawmaking powers

  d. all of the above

7. A thinker who emphasized political participation was ________.

  a. Aristotle

  b. Plato

  c. Mohammed

  d. all the above

8. Responsible citizens ___.

  a. serve on juries

  b. express political viewpoints

  c. vote

  d. all of the above

9. Political participation is ___.

  a. very important

  b. rarely practices

  c. not important

  d. easy

10. Political ethics has to do with __.

  a. action

  b. political leaders

  c. citizens

  d. all of the above