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Self Test A on Knowledge Associated With Choice #29

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Democracy and science have all of the following in common except   which? 

1) value free inquiry        2) decisions based on majority vote           3) value honesty

4) value skeptical evaluation of new ideas              5) have built-in inherent feedback loops


2.  Separation of church and state is a doctrine not valued in   ______________________.

1) theocracy         2) socialism               3) meritocracy         4) pluralism       5) democracy   

3.  Which of the following would someone for whom the Education for Democracy worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview be most likely to promote?

 1) superstition             2)  illiteracy training

3)  preparing students for a more technologically complex world               

4) requiring people to pay for primary education                5) discrimination

4.   Who would be the most comfortable in an autocratic fascist state?

1) those who value egalitarianism    2) those who value liberal education    3) those with paternalistic tendencies 

4) those with an authoritarian personality     5) those who value freedom of the press 

5. The phrase “adults treated like children” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) custodial    2) paternalism    3) brainwashing    

4) juvenile detention        5) monarchial  

6.  Those who prefer the Education for Democracy theme over Authoritarianism like government that involves them in voting.  Most of them also like making their own choices in economic matters. Thus they value a market system where people vote with their pocketbooks / investment decisions and determine which products / businesses succeed rather than governments making that decision.  People like that most likely don't think much of all of the following except which?  

1) 100% state owned enterprises   2) "economic democracy" that's big on social control of investment    

3) socialism        4) a demagogue who rewards business cronies     5) none of the above--they dislike all of them

7.  Which of the following might represent a technique used by the leaders of an authoritarian state to maintain their power and control ?

1) brainwashing    2) scapegoating     3) run the public sector as a meritocracy    

4) all of the above    5) the first two only

8. Idealistic, populist secular critics of how democratic societies actually function would be expected to ridicule or lament all of the following except which?

1) public school curricula including training in ethics     2) political campaign contributions     3) lobbyists

4) typical low voter turnouts        5) an occasional prayer in public schools  

9.  According to someone for whom the Education for Democracy worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview, having well educated citizens is critical to _______________________. 

1) safeguarding liberty         2) a healthy environment    3) having an efficient government     

4)  a totalitarian government      5) democratic elitism 

10. Given his view of human nature, 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes argued ________________.

1) "we live in the best of all possible worlds"    2) for democracy

3)  for a meritocracy    4) for a technocracy    5) for an authoritarian state


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