Modern Political Philosophy MCQs

The idea that government legitimacy depends on some sort of actual or hypothetical consent is a "modern" idea, individual rights. This new idea of consent-based legitimacy was part of a new conception of individuals as bearers of rights-rights even their rulers were morally bound to respect.

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List of Modern Political Philosophy MCQs

1. Who said "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"?

  1. Socrates
  2. Aristotle
  3. Homer
  4. Plato

Answer: A) Socrates


Socrates said this True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

2. According to Socrates, the soul is?

  1. Infinitely large
  2. Inherently virtuous
  3. Corruptible
  4. Immortal

Answer: D) Immortal


Socrates believed the soul is immortal.He also argued that death is not the end of existence. It is merely separation of the soul from the body. Plato believed the soul was eternal.

3. Who was the founder of Modern philosophy?

  1. René Descartes
  2. Aristotle
  3. Plato
  4. None of these

Answer: A) René Descartes


René Descartes: Descartes is often called “the father of modern philosophy”, and understandably so. Many of the metaphysical and epistemological questions that have come to dominate philosophy since the early twentieth century are expressed, quite beautifully and some for the first time, in his works.

4. "Virtue is sufficient for happiness" is said by?

  1. Plato
  2. Socrates
  3. Xenophon
  4. Aristotle

Answer: D) Aristotle


Aristotle's virtue ethical theory famously lays out two central concepts, virtue and happiness.

5. Plato is the author of:?

  1. Republic
  2. Social contract
  3. History of political thought
  4. None of these

Answer: A) Republic


The republic was written by Plato.


6. Who said this "Political Science begins and ends with the state"?

  1. Aristotle
  2. Professor garner
  3. Paul janet
  4. None of these

Answer: B) Professor garner


Professor garner said "Political Science begins and ends with the state".

7. Who is the author of the book "Statesman"?

  1. Aristotle
  2. Machiavelli
  3. Plato
  4. None of these

Answer: C) Plato


Plato was the author of the book "statesman".

8. Who is the father of political science?

  1. Plato
  2. Machiavelli
  3. Aristotle
  4. Karl marx

Answer: C) Aristotle


Aristotle wrote many books on subjects ranging from Greek literature to Zoology. But his most famous work is called Politics from which modern Political Science has grown. Thus he is called the father of Political Science.

9. According to Aristotle the end of State should be?

  1. Logical
  2. Legal
  3. Ethical
  4. None of these

Answer: C) Ethical


According to Aristotle the end of State should be ethical.

10. Plato’s system of communism is meant only for?

  1. Soldiers and workers
  2. Philosophers and soldiers
  3. Philosophers, soldiers and  workers
  4. Philosophers and workers

Answer: B) Philosophers and soldiers


Philosophers and soldiers

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