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Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 20

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Question 1:

a) The Cold War came to an end.
b) It was increasingly recognized that a sharp division between domestic and global developments in economics and politics was no longer sustainable.
c) It was felt that International Relations had paid too much attention to the activities of governments.
d) All of the above

Question 2:

a) free trade between nations is always beneficial to all.
b) merchants should not be allowed to influence politics.
c) only merchants should be allowed to influence politics.
d) national wealth and military power are fostered most effectively by protecting domestic producers from overseas competition.

Question 3:

a) to reduce the price of grain in nineteenth-century Britain.
b) to protect British producers of grain against overseas competitors.
c) to promote free trade.
d) to make British people eat cornflakes rather than bacon for breakfast.

Question 4:

a) David Rizzio
b) David Bacardi
c) Adam Smith
d) John Maynard Keynes

Question 5:

a) People should be left alone to do whatever they want.
b) Life should be made as fair as possible.
c) The state should exercise detailed control over the economy.
d) The state should not interfere in the detailed operations of the economy.

Question 6:

a) celebrates the worldwide triumph of capitalism.
b) argues that the Soviet Union was an unmixed economic success.
c) questions existing realities and invites students of IR to rethink their ideas.
d) argues that capitalists should always invest in countries where the potential profits are greatest.

Question 7:

a) led to a campaign to save the rainforest.
b) was a deal between developed nations to keep the Third World in poverty.
c) led to the establishment of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
d) led to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Question 8:

a) governments of poor countries should adopt privatization and other “liberalizing” measures.
b) governments of poor countries should knock down all ugly or dilapidated buildings.
c) states with weak economies should redistribute more resources to the poor.
d) ministers in under-performing countries should go on diets and keep fit.

Question 9:

a) is part of a more general trend towards regional blocs.
b) accounts for over half of the world’s GDP.
c) has member states which include authoritarian regimes as well as democracies.
d) All of the above are true.

Question 10:

a) can do nothing unless all of its member states agree.
b) is under the complete control of unelected bureaucrats.
c) requires member states to “pool” sovereignty in a number of policy areas.
d) has already developed all of the key features of a centralized, unitary state.