Politics, philosophy & economics 11

From the quiz on 10/1/17.

  1. What fruity name is given to a politically-unstable country whose economy is crucially dependent on a single export? Banana republic

  2. In economics, how many basis points equal one percentage point? 100

  3. Who are the only two US Presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia? John F. Kennedy and William Taft

  4. What is purportedly proven by the Quinque viae (“five ways”), a set of five arguments proposed by Italian philosopher Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century? Existence of God

  5. What name, after a woman who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009, is commonly given to the UK’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme? Clare’s Law

  6. Which President of France had a secret 30-year extramarital relationship (and one daughter, named Mazarine) with an art historian named Anne Pingeot? François Mitterand

  7. In which country is the Court of Justice of the European Union, the supreme court in matters of EU law? Luxembourg

  8. Which American political scientist and economist wrote the 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man, in which he argues that the final form of human government is capitalist liberal democracy? Francis Fukuyama

  9. In philosophy, what Latin phrase, meaning “from what comes before”, describes knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction and is independent of experience? A priori

  10. Which Conservative MP was elected Prime Minister in the last UK general election not held on a Thursday? Stanley Baldwin (in 1931)


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