1. (TCO 9) What is the most common response to serious domestic unrest? (Points : 3)
UN diplomatic action
Question 2.2. (TCO 9) What is the relationship between a high sense of government legitimacy among the people and police officers when legitimacy is high? (Points : 3)
Spending on policing is low.
There are fewer police interfering in civilian life.
Fewer police are needed.
The police must use a particularly heavy hand.
Question 3.3. (TCO 9) Why might a period of prosperity bring about revolution? (Points : 3)
When people move in and out of poverty, they have no hope for the future, and so see nothing to lose in rebelling.
When things improve for the wealthy, they start imagining an even better future. No longer content with their already luxurious lot, they want improvement faster than even a growing economy can deliver.
When things improve for the poor, they realize just how bad they’ve had it and their anger is unleashed.
When things improve for the poor, people start imagining a better future, and no longer content with their lot, they want improvement faster than even a growing economy can deliver.
Question 4.4. (TCO 9) What are the aims of terrorists via their calculated acts of terrorism? (Points : 3)
To panic their enemies, to gain publicity and recruits, and to get the foe to overreact and drive more people to side with the terrorists
To destroy as much of the economic strength of a nation as possible
To kill national leaders
To kill their enemies, to gain recruits, and to get the UN to overreact and cause more people to side with the terrorists
Question 5.5. (TCO 9) Which of the following options best describes countries before and after revolutions? (Points : 3)
Before, revolutionary movements are still idealistic and convinced they will bring a better society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers it’s not difficult to make an economy work.
Before, revolutionary movements are still idealistic and convinced they will bring a better society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers it’s a lot harder to make an economy work than it thought.
Before, revolutionary movements believe that a truly committed regime can redo society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers its ideological ideals are impractical.
Before, revolutionary movements bomb and assassinate in an effort to overthrow corrupt governments; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime almost always finds itself being bombed and in the sights of assassins.
Question 6.6. (TCO 8) In theory, what is the role of foreign powers in relation to sovereign states? (Points : 3)
Foreign nations maintain satellite rule.
Foreign powers “keep their fingers” in the sovereign’s politics.
Foreign states have no business intruding on sovereign affairs.
Foreign powers provide financial aid in times of crisis.
Question 7.7. (TCO 8) The _____ keeps world trade open by cutting tariffs and other barriers, creating freer trade and settling disputes. (Points : 3)
North American Free Trade Agreement
International Monetary Fund
World Trade Organization
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Question 8.8. (TCO 8) A big war with a definitive outcome often brings peace because _____. (Points : 3)
relative power is clearly seen
power struggles are safely obscured
weaker powers are rendered impotent
larger powers rest satisfied
Question 9.9. (TCO 8) The United Nations’ predecessor, the _____, tried collective security to ensure peace. (Points : 3)
Fourteen Points of Peace
Court of International Justice
League of Nations
Question 10.10. (TCO 8) Evaluate the changing role of sovereignty in today’s international relations. (Points : 3)
International relations have reinforced the notion of sovereignty.
Sovereignty is dwindling in the face of international law.
Weaker nations are losing sovereignty to larger, more powerful ones.
United States sovereignty has weakened due to the threat of terrorism.