Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 17

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Question 1:


a) Bipolarity
b) A balance of power
c) A state of nature
d) Multipolarity

Question 2:


a) 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo
b) 1918, after World War I
c) 1945, after World War II
d) 1990, at the close of the Cold War

Question 3:


a) largely concerned with individual human rights.
b) wholly concerned with the relationship between states.
c) an attempt to legitimise the dominance of great powers over little ones.
d) devoted to a wide range of subjects including peace, justice, freedom, and economic and social rights.

Question 4:


a) the US, the UK, the USSR, France, and China.
b) the US, the UK, Germany, France, and China.
c) the US, the UK, Russia, France, and China.
d) the US, the UK, France, and China.

Question 5:


a) Enlarging the permanent membership could impair decision-making.
b) None of the existing permanent members are keen to give up their seats.
c) It is difficult to make an uncontroversial case for any of the potential new permanent members.
d) All of the above

Question 6:


a) the Truman Doctrine.
b) the Truman Show.
c) the Marshall Plan.
d) the Monroe Doctrine.

Question 7:


a) the member states will give military support to the US in any conflict.
b) the US will give military support to any other member state in any conflict.
c) an attack on any one member state is regarded as an attack on all of them.
d) the US will attack any non-NATO country which is developing weapons of mass destruction.

Question 8:


a) argued that the developing world should get its act together and fend for itself.
b) recommended a massive aid programme to assist developing countries.
c) was inspired by Bob Geldof and “Live Aid.”
d) insisted that aid should only be offered to non-Communist countries.

Question 9:


a) It threatens to increase existing tensions between developed and developing states.
b) It could lead to the mass movement of refugees from areas which are no longer inhabitable.
c) Shortages of vital resources like food and water may give rise to conflict.
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Russia, China, and France.
b) Poland, Denmark, and Australia.
c) the UK, France, and Australia.
d) the US, The UK, and Canada.