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Political Vocabulary Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Political Vocabulary Study Guide

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

Match each vocabulary word on the left with its definition on the right.

1. amendment _____ a. irrelevant speech
2. delegate _____ b. free will
3. filibuster _____ c. king or queen
4. globalization _____ d. misleading publicity
5. libertarian _____ e. reject
6. propaganda _____ f. cruel control
7. sovereign _____ g. representative
8. veto _____ h. rebel
9. tyranny _____ i. worldwide
10. anarchist _____ j. change added to the Constitution

Activity 2: ANALOGIES

Note the relationship of the first set of words, then figure out which vocabulary word best fits in the second set.

  1. bipartisan : two :: _____ : administration
  2. gerrymandering : cheating :: _____ : fired
  3. nationalism : patriotism :: _____ : individual enterprise
  4. quota : percentage :: _____ : sanction
  5. socialism : communal :: _____ : grant

Activity 3: WORD SEARCH

All the words in this puzzle are from this lesson. Look up, down, diagonally, and backward to find them.

Politics on Parade Political Terms

Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement and mark it T if it's true or F if it's false. If it is false, change it so that it becomes true.

  1. Socialism is loyalty to one's country or a patriotic spirit.
  2. A bipartisan is a person who works hard to get rid of government within society.
  3. Gerrymandering is a term named for both a person and a lizard.
  4. The ability to veto is part of the checks and balances in American government because it allows one branch to monitor the other.
  5. A quota is the amount of money a government might give to a private company or organization.

Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. j
  2. g
  3. a
  4. i
  5. b
  6. d
  7. c
  8. e
  9. f
  10. h

Activity 2: ANALOGIES

  1. bureaucracy
  2. impeachment
  3. privatize
  4. ratification
  5. subsidy

Activity 3: WORD SEARCH

Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. False, nationalism
  2. False, anarchist
  3. True
  4. True
  5. False, subsidy
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