Midterm 2007

Midterm 2007 - 15. True or False: Unemployment today is...

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 101 M ID - TERM E XAM March 1, 2007 Part I. Facts 15 MINUTES Answer EVERY QUESTION with one word or phrase. Each question is worth 1.5 points (22.5 total ) 1. When (year and month) did the current war in Iraq start? 2. What are the two main branches of Islam? 3. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended? 4. In what year did the U.S. enter World War I? 5. What country in the broader Middle East most closely resembles an Islamic theocracy? 6. Name three permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. 7. True or False: China is a member of the World Trade Organization 8. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall? 9. Who was U.S. President during the bombing of Kosovo? 10. Who argued that the U.S. is losing its “soft power”? 11. True or false: German troops participated in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? 12. Which terrorist organization is blamed for the 2004 Madrid train bombing? 13. What country in the world has the largest Muslim population? 14. How many people in the world lived on less than $1 a day in 2000?
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Unformatted text preview: 15. True or False: Unemployment today is lower in Germany than the U.S? Part II. Short answers 20 MINUTES Answer EVERY QUESTION in the space provided. Each question is worth 7.5 points (30 total ) 1. What are the main differences between realism and idealism as foreign policy strategies? 2. Was the U.S. a reluctant or enthusiastic “internationalist” in the 20th century? 3. What are the main similarities and differences between the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq? 4. Discuss the major differences between the “end of history” and “clash of civilizations” arguments? Part 3. Essay 30 MINUTES Answer ONE QUESTION (47.5 points ) Make sure you plan your answer before you begin writing 1. Assess the successes and failures of the U.S. “war on terrorism” since 9/11 2. In what ways is the U.S. war in Iraq similar to and different from wars in the 20th century in which the U.S. was involved? Enjoy!...
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