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International Politics on the World Stage, Brief 4/e
World Politics: International Politics on the World Stage, Brief, 4/e
John T. Rourke, University of Connecticut - Storrs
Mark A. Boyer, University of Connecticut - Storrs

The Evolution of World Politics

Chapter 2 Quiz


Which of the following is not a factor that helped to create the modern state?
A)the secularization of politics
B)the weakening of city-states
C)the Napoleonic Wars
D)the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire

An anarchical political system is characterized by
A)unchecked chaos.
B)a powerful central authority.
C)a set of informal rules.
D)a set of formal rules.

Democracy is founded on the notion that
A)sovereign political power rests with the people.
B)popular sovereignty supports monarchical government.
C)sovereign political power rests within the international system.
D)legitimate political authority is centered in the government.

Although industrialization eventually spread throughout the international system,
A)it began in the West and spread to non-Western countries much later.
B)it began in the East and spread to Western countries much later.
C)it began in the United States and spread throughout Europe much later.
D)it began in Japan and spread throughout Europe much later.

British foreign policy focused on opposing the "strongest, most aggressive, most dominating power on the continent" in order to
A)strengthen the British monarchy.
B)garner monetary support for the British armed forces.
C)expand British territory through colonization.
D)maintain the balance of power.

The bipolar system was established
A)after World War I.
B)after World War II.
C)at the Munich Conference.
D)by the Treaty of Westphalia.

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's political and economic reforms sought to
A)institute five-year state economic plans.
B)quash Eastern European independence movements.
C)decrease military spending.
D)forge economic ties through trade with the Eastern European bloc countries.

Benjamin Barber's Jihad vs. McWorld best symbolizes which of the following trends?
A)an emphasis on human rights and environmentalism
B)the new morality propagated by the Third World
C)renewed religious fervor
D)the simultaneous falling apart and coming together of the international community

The need for United Nations peacekeeping forces has declined in recent years.

Many LDCs believe that the EDCs are trying to prevent them from developing further.