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Question 1

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 9) Rarely the work of small bands and conspirators alone, _____ are usually the result of system collapse, which permits small but well-organized groups (often military) to take over.

erosions of legitimacy

acts of genocide


coups d’état

Question 2

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 9) Describe what can often happen in a changing society when, during times of prosperity, some people get rich faster than others.

Jealousy is aroused.

Politicians pay more attention to poverty.

The very poor revolt.

Economists become confused.

Question 3

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 9) How is high unemployment relevant to civil conflict?

Unemployed young men incline naturally to unrest.

The unemployed tend to be passive, keeping civil conflict at bay.

Unemployed mothers, desperate for their children, tend to take to the streets.

The unemployed tend to be uninformed about politics, and therefore rarely take part in civil conflict.

Question 4

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 9) What are the aims of terrorists via their calculated acts of terrorism?

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

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 9) What is the crux of radical revolutionary thinking?

An economic plan to back up political ideas

Belief that it is possible to remake society

Belief that violence is the key to change

A purely ideological motive

Question 6

0 / 3 pts

(TCO 8) In theory, what is the role of foreign powers in relation to sovereign states?

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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

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 8) Most countries participate in _____, a largely capitalistic competition where goods, money, and ideas flow easily to wherever there are customers.

the world market

free-trade agreements

nontariff barriers

plurilateral agreements

Question 8

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 8) A big war with a definitive outcome often brings peace because _____.

relative power is clearly seen

power struggles are safely obscured

weaker powers are rendered impotent

larger powers rest satisfied

Question 9

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 8) Identify one major flaw in the current organization of the United Nations.

Larger nations maintain greater influence over world financial issues.

The organization receives support from the International Monetary Fund with no real way to repay those funds.

The U.N. has too much power and thus maintains strict authority over international security matters.

Permanent members of the Security Council maintain the right to veto anything they dislike.

Question 10

0 / 3 pts

(TCO 8) Evaluate the changing role of sovereignty in today’s international relations.

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.



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