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Cuenca Institute Philippine Politics and Governance

HUMSS Specialized Subject

Senior High School Community
Gen. Malvar St., Brgy. 3, Cuenca, Batangas Name : __________________________________________
Preliminary Examination
S.Y. 2017-2018 Date : ____________________ Score: _____ / 35

General Directions: Read and analyze the given items carefully. Write your answer on the space provided. Calculator is allowed.

A. Definition of Terms. Provide a simple definition of the following terms and concepts. (2 points each)

1. Politics : _________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Law : _________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Political Science : _________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Governance : _________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Good governance : _______________________________________________________________________________________________

B. Modified True or False. Write TRUE if the given statement is correct. If incorrect, replace the underlined word/s to make the statement correct

__________ 11. During the time of Aristotle, politics pertained to a practical science concerned with the noble action or happiness of the citizens.

__________ 12. Law includes the decision-making and decision-enforcing process in any group that makes and enforces rule for its members.

__________ 13. The word “anthropology” came from a Greek word that means investigation or inquiry.

__________ 14, For Montesquieu, political science involves the study of the work or function of a politician or statesman.

__________ 15. In the Philippines, politics can be studied through the exercise of power by local political leaders, as well as the effectiveness of

government institutions and official actions.

__________ 16. The World Bank defines governance as “the set of traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised.”

__________ 17. Political Science involves the exercise of power in the management of the country’s economic and social resources.

__________ 18. Geography is concerned with the study of Earth and its surface features and how they influence human distribution and activity.

__________ 19. Psychology is the field that emerged out of the link between law and political science.

__________ 20. Paul Janet coined the term Science Politique in the 16th century.

C. Answer the following questions. Write your answer at the back portion of this page.

1. How are David Easton and Harold Lasswell’s definition of politics similar and different from each other?
From the definitions provided by these political scientists, provide your own simple definition of this practical science. (5 points)

2. Do you agree that politics can be studied through the prism of everyday life?
Explain your answer and provide specific examples in the Philippine context. (2 points)

3. How can the concept of political science be better understood through the analysis of its relationship with psychology?
Provide particular examples in the context of voting or appointing national and local leaders in the Philippines. (3 points)

4. Does the dictum “public office is a public trust” have relevance in the concept of good governance?
Elaborate your answer by explaining how good governance is actually measured. (3 points)

5. Why is politics often viewed as being inconsistent with good governance? (2 points)

Prepared by: Noted by:


Political Science, C.I. SHS Principal, Cuenca Institute

“Politics is who gets what, when and how.” – H. Lasswell .

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