Most Americans Don't Know The Meaning Of All These Political Words. Do You?

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See how much you really know about politics by taking this quiz and choosing the correct meaning of several political 559ed4df words and terms.

 May 19, 2018
1 of 50What does this political word mean?
federalism
power shared by national and state governments
power maintained by the state government
power maintained by the national government
2 of 50What does this political word mean?
implementation
eliminating laws
putting laws into practice
thinking about laws
3 of 50What does this political word mean?
pardon
release from punishment for criminal conviction
the changing of law
the arrival of new evidence in a case
4 of 50What does this political word mean?
nationalism
desire to never leave one's nation
belief in the goodness of one’s nation
desire to increase the size of one's nation
5 of 50What does this political word mean?
empire
a state that governs more than one national group
a country with more than 20 million people
a country with a government and a monarchy
6 of 50What does this political word mean?
proxy war
war fought for hidden intentions
war that isn't really taking place
war fought by third parties rather than by the enemy states
7 of 50What does this political word mean?
suffrage
right to equal pay
right to vote
right to fair treatment
8 of 50What does this political word mean?
terrorism
peacefully protesting
using violent tactics with the aim of creating fear
breaking the law to make a political point
9 of 50What does this political word mean?
sovereignty
right to change the Constitution
right to question any ruler
right to exercise political power in a territory
10 of 50What does this political word mean?
elitism
the view that all people should earn the same amount of money
the view that all property should be centrally owned
the view that a small capable group should rule over the rest
11 of 50What does this political word mean?
independent
someone who does not need to work
someone who does not feel affiliation for any party
someone who doesn't vote
12 of 50What does this political word mean?
recession
economic upturn
economic stability
economic downturn
13 of 50What does this political word mean?
third party
the political party with the least votes
any political party other than the Democrats and Republicans
the last party in any government system
14 of 50What does this political word mean?
gun control
policies that aim at increasing the use of firearms
policies that aim at abolishing the use of firearms
policies that aim at regulating the use of firearms
15 of 50What does this political word mean?
diversity
different rules for different people
mix of different cultural and religious traditions and values
the equality between all people
16 of 50What does this political word mean?
unemployment
when not everyone who wants a job can find one
when there is too much work available
when not everyone wants a job
17 of 50What does this political word mean?
bill
proposed law or policy
established law
law that has been changed
18 of 50What does this political word mean?
voter turnout
least common opinion of citizens who vote
percentage of citizens who vote in an election
most common opinion of citizens who vote
19 of 50What does this political word mean?
surplus
government spending more money than it takes in
government spending less money than it takes in
government spending as much money than it takes in
20 of 50What does this political word mean?
depression
severe economic downturn that lasts a long time
a period of time without a political leader
a period of war
21 of 50What does this political word mean?
feminism
the belief that women are superior to men
belief that women are equal to men
the belief that men are superior to women
22 of 50What does this political word mean?
inflation
increase of prices
increase of economies
increase of population
23 of 50What does this political word mean?
absolutism
the belief that the government should have all the power
the belief that a monarch should have all the power
the belief that the people should have all the power
24 of 50What does this political word mean?
nation-state
a state that is separate from the nation its geographically located in
nation that rules over a single state
state that rules over a single nation
25 of 50What does this political word mean?
republic
regime that runs by the authority of one person
regime that runs by the wealthy
regime that runs by representative democracy
26 of 50What does this political word mean?
democracy
rule for the people
rule by the people
rule with the people
27 of 50What does this political word mean?
food stamps
workers who produce food
food purchased during a time of war
coupons issued by the government used to purchase food
28 of 50What does this political word mean?
case law
collection of court decisions that shape law
the amendments to the Constitution which shape law
Constitute points that shape law
29 of 50What does this political word mean?
fascism
ideology from Italy that stresses anti-violence ideals
ideology from Italy that stresses the rights of the public
ideology from Italy that stresses national unity and absolute power
30 of 50What does this political word mean?
civil rights
rights belonging only to members of a certain race
rights of equality under the law
rights of the wealthy
31 of 50What does this political word mean?
veto
a judge ruling against precedent
the President stopping a bill passed from becoming law
a country violating treaty terms
32 of 50What does this political word mean?
national debt
money owed by a government
money owed within a country
money owed to a government
33 of 50What does this political word mean?
civil war
war fought between two parties
war fought over equality
war fought within a single country
34 of 50What does this political word mean?
intervention
sending military forces to help a country that is already at war
implementing a new law
the President challenging the Judge's decision on a case
35 of 50What does this political word mean?
mandate
when the federal government requires states to do certain things
when the federal government is overruled
when a state government is overruled
36 of 50What does this political word mean?
amendment
new laws replacing old ones
the writing of legal documents
change to the Constitution
37 of 50What does this political word mean?
framers
men who wrote the Constitution
men who amended the Constitution
men who wrote the Declaration of Independence
38 of 50What does this political word mean?
libel
false statements that defame a person’s character
theft
attempted assassination
39 of 50What does this political word mean?
Bill of Rights
first ten amendments to the Constitution
the first single amendment to the Constitution
the first edit of the Declaration of Independence
40 of 50What does this political word mean?
unilateral
state acting alone in the global arena
state calling upon another state for help
state acting with another state in the global arena
41 of 50What does this political word mean?
slander
publicly stating untrue things that hurt a person’s reputation
revealing the secrets of a public figure
forcing someone to break the law
42 of 50What does this political word mean?
front-runner
candidate perceived to be behind in an election campaign
candidate perceived to be in the lead in an election campaign
43 of 50What does this political word mean?
socialism
view that inequality and should be abolished
view that one race is superior to another
view that a free market should determine the economy
44 of 50What does this political word mean?
bilateral
having laws written in more than one language
a President signing an international treaty
a state acting in cooperation with another state
45 of 50What does this political word mean?
rogue state
state that acts in good faith
state that has hidden funds
state that does not follow international law
46 of 50What does this political word mean?
precedent
court ruling bearing on the Constitution
court ruling bearing on the Bill of Rights
court ruling bearing on subsequent court cases
47 of 50What does this political word mean?
isolationism
view that the U.S. should only trade with Christian countries
view that the United States should ignore the rest of the world
view that the U.S. should only trade with English-speaking countries
48 of 50What does this political word mean?
globalization
conquering other nations
using only one currency across multiple countries
trend toward the breakdown of state borders
49 of 50What does this political word mean?
anarchism
the belief that all governments should be destroyed
heavily following the democratic party
being unable to decide between being a democrat or a republican
50 of 50What does this political word mean?
pollster
person who conducts polls
person who votes in polls
person who counts polls
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

When it comes to politics, a lot of words and terminology tends to go over most people’s heads. But when it comes to voting and helping to make decisions that actually change the landscape of society, it’s important to know what’s really going on, and part of that comes from understanding the basic political terms that are thrown around. If you’re ever going to run for President of the United States, or any political positions, you’re going to need to know these terms, or even if you want your vote to be informed and make a difference. So how much do you really know about political terms? Do you really know the difference between the Republicans the Democrats? When someone talks about federalism, do you know what they’re talking about? How about when people use words like pardon or implementation, or even civil rights? These words are often thrown around, but you’d be surprised how many people actually don’t know what they really mean. How much do you know about words like nationalism and empire? Do you know what the difference is between a proxy war and any other kind of war? How about what suffrage means, and when something really counts as terrorism? Do you know what sovereignty is, or when someone follows what’s known as elitism? Can you really differentiate between an economic recession and an economic depression, and do you know the difference between a planned economy and a free market? Take this quiz to find out how much you really know about politics!