Ch. 1: Multiple Choice Test
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The field of International Political Economy (IPE) encompasses which of the following?
trade and financial relations among nations
All of the above are part of the field of IPE.
A "nation" is defined as a population that shares
a political goal.
a genetic link.
a group identity.
a legal system.
All of the above are correct.
The international system is a set of
relationships among the world's states.
economic checks and balances.
rights and responsibilities.
beliefs about nation-states.
What is the definition of a nongovernmental organization (NGO)?
companies who span multiple countries
substate actors that influence a country's foreign or economic policy
an organization whose members are national governments
a private organization which is a transnational actor
a transnational actor which operates across international borders
Ethnic conflict is categorized at which level of analysis?
the interstate level
the domestic level
the international level
the individual level
the global level
After the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, the Soviet Union and the United States signed the
Limited Test Ban Treaty.
Treaty of Versailles.
Who made use of the vacuum of power created by an ineffective League of Nations?
the Commonwealth of Independent States
Germany and Japan
the United States and the Soviet Union
the United States, Great Britain, and 38 other nations
Today's global economy
has encouraged peace in Africa.
has increased the disparity between rich and poor regions.
has helped Japan and other Asian economies avoid recession.
shows the dominance of the global South.
has maintained communism in Eastern Europe.
Which of these groups are subfields of IR?
international realism and international institutionalism
international institutionalism and international security studies
international political economy and international theory
international theory and international realism
international security studies and international political economy
International relations are driven by
presidents and generals.
citizens of democracies.
All of the following are NOT formally recognized as states EXCEPT
Why is the collective goods problem particularly acute in international affairs?
International agreements never address the collective good.
Each nation is sovereign with no central authority to enforce necessary measures for the common good.
In international relations the defection of one nation has a greater impact on the overall collective good.
The three principles of the collective goods problem do not apply to individual states.
In small groups the defection of one member is harder to conceal.
Which of these reflects the dominance principle in attempting to solve the collective goods problem?
Japan's decision not to develop nuclear weapons
arms control agreements written during the Cold War
the contribution of millions of Americans towards victims of the Asian tsunami
the World Trade Organization
the UN Security Council
What is the most important geographical element of the global level of analysis?
the division between communist and capitalist nations
the continental divisions
the division between the Pacific Rim and East Asia
the global North-South gap
the demarcation between the First and the Second worlds
The United States sought to halt the expansion of Soviet power in all of the following ways EXCEPT
supporting proxy wars.
barring the Soviet Union from the UN.
the Marshall Plan.
stockpiling nuclear weapons.
the creation of NATO.
Which of these represent the three basic principles to solve the collective goods problem?
global, domestic, and individual
global, interstate, and domestic
dominance, globalization, and reciprocity
global dominance, interstate cooperation, and domestic stability
dominance, reciprocity, and identity
What do nonstate actors such as NGOs or terrorist organizations rely on?
When the study of IR focuses on questions of war and peace, this subfield is known as
substate issue area studies.
conflict and cooperation studies.
international security studies.
Who are the key individual actors in IR?
kings or queens
Which of these is an example of an IGO?
the state of Ohio
the United Fruit Company
Which of these regions is NOT part of the Pacific Rim grouping?
the Pacific coast of Latin America
the Pacific coast of North America
Which of these is NOT considered a global war in which all major states participated in an all-out struggle over the future of the international system?
the Thirty Years' War
the Napoleonic Wars
the Cold War
Why does appeasement have a negative connotation in IR?
because appeasement does not incorporate any of the important globalization moves since the end of WWII
because appeasement has not prevented further terrorist attacks since 9/11
because appeasement brought the world to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis
because the policy seemed only to encourage Hitler's aggression as opposed to stemming it
because Japan's response to appeasement was to bomb Pearl Harbor
What was the central concern of the West during the Cold War?
that China would become a great power
that Vietnam would fall to a communist government
that the Soviet Union might gain control of Western Europe
that Cuba would attempt to bomb the United States
that Hitler's aggression could not be stopped
Which of these was NOT a post-Cold War conflict?
Serbian "ethnic cleansing" of Kosovo
the Rwandan genocide
the Gulf War of 1991
the Korean War
the ousting of the Taliban in Afghanistan
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