Praxis II Government Political Science Exam by ETS

The exam is aimed for those individuals who wants to teach government and political science at the secondary level. Two hours will be provided, to complete 120 multiple choice questions. There will be 20 questions in the comparative politics section, 23 questions pertaining to USA politics, 62 questions pertaining to the United States government and 15 questions pertaining to the development and theory of the United States Constitution.

  • Comparative Politics: Government, Ideologies, and Public Policy This section will test your knowledge of the definition as well as process of public policy, ideologies like nationalism, fascism and Marxism, the relationship between supranational and national organizations, economic systems like Communism, Socialism, capitalism and mixed systems, the nature of political systems like presidential systems, parliamentary systems, authoritarian systems and democratic systems.
  • United States Politics: Political Parties, Interest Groups, Campaigns and Elections, Political Participation, Political Socialization, and Public Opinion, This section will test your knowledge of public opinion, political socialization, political participation, campaigns and elections, interest groups and political parties. Under the public opinion section, your knowledge of the influence of opinion on the political process, mass media and the government, measurements of public opinion and types of public groups and individuals will be tested. The political socialization section will focus on liberalism, conservatism, American political culture, and utilization of the media to presents political values. The political participation section will cover protests, petitions, grass-roots organizations, financial contributions to campaigns, being a candidate and voting. The campaigns and elections section will cover candidate nomination and recruitment, types and structures of elections, funding of campaigns, voting and state and federal laws concerning elections.
  • United States Government: Federal, State, and Local Institutions, This section will test your knowledge of the relationships between federal, state and local branches of government, the responsibility of state and local government for education, health, public safety and interstate relations. The judicial section legal appeals, provisions and reviews, legal power and limitations, legal reasoning standards, the politics of judicial selection and the qualifications for consideration to be elected as a judge. This section will focus on the legislative branch of government will cover qualifications for election, limitations, powers and roles of the members of the legislative branch of government. The executive branch section will cover the role of bureaucracy, qualification and selection of bureaucrats, qualifications for the presidency and limitations and powers of the president of the USA
  • United States Constitutional Theory and Development: Civil Rights; Landmark Decisions, This section will test your knowledge of civil rights, the Constitution, constitutional convention and the foundations of constitutional development. The civil rights portion will focus on civil rights, civil liberties and landmark civil rights decisions. In the constitutional section of the exam the Bill of Rights, amendments, ratification of amendments, separation of power, checks and balances within the government and federalism will be covered. The constitutional convention section will cover compromises, issues and participants in the constitutional convention. The foundations of constitutional development section will include 16th through 18th-century political philosophy, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Anglo-Saxon tradition as well as common law.