Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 18

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Question 1:


a) He proved that religious people could be good at diplomacy.
b) He invented “shuttle diplomacy.”
c) He invented “gunboat diplomacy.”
d) He established a professionalized and centralized diplomatic service in seventeenth-century France.

Question 2:


a) a European invention.
b) a by-product of the rise of the modern state.
c) a practice which dates back at least to pre-Imperial China.
d) a product of recent realist thinking on international relations.

Question 3:


a) conducted by a range of state and non-state actors.
b) only conducted by heads of government.
c) only conducted by specially-trained diplomats.
d) only understood by Westerners.

Question 4:


a) involved a tense stand-off between the US and the USSR over the plan to install nuclear missiles in Cuba.
b) began with an attempt by the Soviet Union to prevent a US nuclear strike against Cuba.
c) involved an attempt by the US and the USSR to persuade the Cuban government not to develop weapons of mass destruction.
d) involved an attempt by the US to assassinate Fidel Castro with a small nuclear device disguised as a cigar.

Question 5:


a) Mutually Assured Detente
b) Mutually Assured Destruction
c) Missiles Are Destructive
d) Mutually Assured Deterrence

Question 6:


a) All-out war
b) A nuclear exchange between superpowers
c) Relaxation of tensions
d) Deterrence through overwhelming power

Question 7:


a) Camp X-Ray
b) Tehran
c) Camp David
d) Reykjavik

Question 8:


a) The Mao Institute
b) The Institute of Economic Affairs
c) The China Syndrome
d) The Confucius Institute

Question 9:


a) US Presidents should avoid romantic entanglements with blonde actresses.
b) America reserved the right to intervene in armed disputes across the globe.
c) America would pursue its interests within its sphere of influence without reference to European powers.
d) America would support any anti-Communist state.

Question 10:


a) Suspicion of the US
b) The need (and opportunity) for the EU to adopt a more coordinated approach to foreign policy after the end of the Cold War
c) A desire to compensate for the lack of unity among EU states in domestic matters
d) To give the EU powers which are characteristic of a federal superstate