Assessment for Gender 2000-01
Where Do You Stand on the Political Ideology Spectrum?
Please answer the first of the following questions before you go to the
linked website. Then take the link to the website, read the preliminary
information on political ideology, and then take the "Take the Test" link to the survey.
Once you have received your results, take the link to the printable copy, and
print out your results.
Question One: Based on class lecture, what do you think your political ideology is?
Are you more right than left or more left than right? Why do you think you
are positioned there? Give an example of your position in regard to one of
the issues covered in class, and compare your stance to that of the right and
that of the left.
Take the link to
Political Compass. After reading that page, take the link to the test
and answer the questions as best as you can. This will probably take
between 15 and 20 minutes. Don't forget to print your results.
After taking the survey and
analyzing your results, are you where you thought you'd be? Why do you
suppose you were placed the way you were by the computer program? Did you
like the test? Do you think the test was accurate? Why or why not? Do you
have any comments about the testing instrument?
Where do you suppose the
rest of the class is on the political spectrum? Please plot your result on
the graph below, and then add any individual students from the class that you
think you know well enough to place. Where do you think your teachers
are? For the rest of the class, make a range on the graph to indicate
where you think those remaining students are likely to fall.