Study Questions Essay

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HI/PS 101 EXAM I -- Preparation Guide Exam Date : Wednesday September 26 Part I: 5 short answers 5 points each. 25 points total. Write a sentence or two to a) define and b) explain the significance of each of the following terms. Underlined terms refer to specific book titles. [There are 10 items listed. Prior to the exam, 3 items will be removed from the list] 1) The City of God 6) Democracy 2) Plato’s Philosopher King 7) Aristocracy (per Aristotle) 3) The Greek Polis 8) Natural Law 4) Epicureanism 9) Stoicism 5) The Republic 10) Divine Law (Thomist) Part II: 25 point essay. Choose 1 of the 3 topics listed below. The list will be reduced to include only 2 topics at exam time. 1) Compare and contrast the political ideas of Dante Alighieri and Marsiglio de Padua. 2) In what ways did Polybius and Cicero contribute to the history of politics? 3) In what ways did Marcus Aurelius and the Stoics contribute to political thought? Part III: 40 point essay. Choose 1 of the 2 topics listed below. 1) Compare and contrast the political ideas of Saint Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. How were their political views a product of the world they lived in? 2) Compare and contrast the political ideas of Plato and Aristotle. How were their political views a product of the world they lived in? Part IV: 10 point essay. Your Point of View. If you could have lunch with any of the thinkers we’ve discussed, who would it be? 1) What would you tell them are the problems or shortcomings in their ideas. 2) What would you tell them were the strengths, most important or most interesting features of their ideas? 3) Would you have soup or

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