Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 15

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Question 1:


a) Hugo Grotius
b) Samuel Pufendorf
c) Immanuel Kant
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) democratic states will never make war under any circumstances.
b) democratic states ought to invade any country which offends against liberal principles.
c) democratic states should spend most of their income on strong armed forces to deter aggressors.
d) democratic states will not go to war with other democracies.

Question 3:


a) Realists see liberals as idealists who ignore the basic facts about human nature.
b) All liberals believe that human beings are rational enough to learn from their mistakes.
c) Realism relishes conflict, not peace.
d) All realists are anarchists who do not believe in the state.

Question 4:


a) immoral, in that it encourages the breach of important ethical rules.
b) irrational, in that it denies that human beings are capable of rational thought.
c) amoral, in that it refuses to condemn every action that breaches moral rules.
d) ambiguous, in that realist theorists are very reluctant to voice an opinion about the state of the world.

Question 5:


a) The national interest
b) The state ought to act reasonably at all times
c) Citizens need to be given very good reasons for obeying the state
d) Citizens should consume as many raisins as possible

Question 6:


a) The terms of the Treaty of Versailles made another major war more likely than a period of sustained peace.
b) Liberal institutions like the League of Nations seemed ineffectual.
c) Liberal views of human nature seemed to be discredited by the rise of brutal regimes like Nazi Germany.
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) Concessions by peaceful states to powerful ones
b) A balance of power between states
c) Trying to spread democratic values throughout the world
d) A worldwide federation of states

Question 8:


a) although states have no authority above them, they are capable of reaching agreement on basic goals like peaceful co-existence.
b) in exceptional circumstances, the sovereignty of states can be infringed upon in order to uphold fundamental moral principles.
c) standards of morality are not uniform throughout the world.
d) all of the above.

Question 9:


a) Its membership is much larger.
b) It is based on realism rather than liberal ideas.
c) It rejects the idea of national self-determination.
d) It refuses to take sides in any dispute between states.

Question 10:


a) An attempt to ignore the unpleasant realities of the world
b) An attempt to restate the basic ideas of realism in a more “scientific” form
c) A claim that international society is basically orderly and peaceful
d) A claim that individual human nature is central to an understanding of international politics