2nd Midterm practice

2nd Midterm practice - Sample Questions for the 2nd Midterm(questions are mostly adapted from the practice exams at www..com and

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Sample Questions for the 2 nd Midterm (questions are mostly adapted from the practice exams at www.internationalrelations.com and www.mypoliscikit.com . Please do not circulate) Caveats: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of topics to study. Your mileage may vary, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. In which of the following areas is there currently a border dispute? : a) Hong Kong b) Iran c) Brazil/Paraguay d) Indonesia/New Guinea e) Kashmir Which of the following is a cause of war at the domestic level of analysis? a) type of economic system b) value of a rival state’s currency c) training of a state’s leaders d) international norms e) balance of power The breakup of which of the following states was not peaceful? a) Czechoslovakia b) Yugoslavia c) Germany d) Thailand e) Poland During the Cold War, the Soviet Union invaded which of the following countries in order to change  its government? a) Poland b) East Germany c) Romania d) Czechoslovakia e) Nicaragua War between factions within a state trying to create or prevent a new government for the entire 
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state, or some part of it, is what type of war? a) limited b) guerilla c) total d) civil e) hegemonic An in-group bias in which there is a tendency to see one's own group favorably and those outside  the group negatively is known as a) fundamentalism b) ethnocentrism c) parochialism d) fratricide e) none of the answers are correct Which islands in the South China Sea are the source of conflict between several countries? a) Spratly Islands b) Aleutian Islands c) Virgin Islands d) Falkland Islands e) Canary Islands The difference in preferred outcomes in a bargaining situation is defined as a) Areas of dissatisfaction b) Points of contention c) settlement d) conflict e) war A nation launches a war to "redeem" territory lost to another state in a previous war. This action  is known as a) territorial reclamation b) cession c) irredentism d) national sovereignty e) annexation Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Mahdi Army in southern Iraq, and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon  are all Islamist groups associated with what branch of Islam?
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a) Muslim brotherhood b) Sufi c) Sunni d) Shiite e) Wahabbi The International Atomic Energy Agency provides which of the following functions? a) provision of weapons-grade fissionable material to the U.S. and Russia b) development of tactical nuclear weapons for United Nations forces c) a comprehensive shield that would make nuclear missiles obsolete d) monitoring of U.S.-Russian arms control agreements e) inspection of the nuclear power industry in member states to prevent the diversion of materials to the military Uranium-235 is a) fissionable material b) used to strengthen the hulls of submarines
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course POLI SCI 103 taught by Professor Pevehouse during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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2nd Midterm practice - Sample Questions for the 2nd Midterm(questions are mostly adapted from the practice exams at www..com and

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