As per the text in chapter 25, The Cover Story: “Any time throughout history when rapid changes occur, some people get left behind, some get marginalized, some become obsolete even, and that can be a scary thought.” The Plaid Avenger uses a specific economic example of technological change as an example. What was it? Which of the following would NOT be used to describe Viktor Yushchenko? Select one: a. Putin-supported The cover story for this edition of the book is about Ukraine because the effects of the conflict in Ukraine are a global issue. Select one: True False Which of the following is NOT a reason why the Crimean Peninsula matters to Russians? Select one: a. It is a popular vacation destination for Russians headed to the Black Sea b. There is a strategic Russian military base there c. It has large Russian population d. B and C e. This is a trick question: All of the above are reasons why Crimea is important to Russians. Which Ukrainian leader extended leases for Russian military bases on Crimea and tried to pass a law that recognized Russian as an official language in Ukraine? Select one: a. Viktor Yanukovych According to the ‘Comparative Ethnic Groups’ graphic, what percentage of people living in Ukraine in 1989 were ethnic Ukrainians? Select one: a. 73 b. 15 c. 82 d. 4 e. 22 In 1990 there was a huge divide between those that wanted Ukraine to be independent from the Soviet Union and those that wanted Ukraine to be part of Russia Select one: True False
According to the ‘Ethnic Russians in the Newly Independent States’ chart, which of the following countries had the LARGEST minority (by percentage of population) of ethnic Russians? Select one: a. Kazakhstan As explained by the Plaid Avenger, what is Putin’s grand alternative to Team West? Select one: a. Eurasian Union Which country does not lay claim to the Spratly Islands? Select one: a. Japan b. Vietnam c. Malaysia d. Brunei e. Philippines f. Taiwan What recent event triggered renewed fighting within Sri Lanka? Select one: a. The 2008 US election b. 9/11 attacks on the US c. The 2008 Olympics d. 2008 Kosovo declaring independence e. 1947 partition of British India f. 2004 tsunami disaster Failed states are able to do which of the following? Select one: a. Enforce laws b. Provide public services c. Stop criminals d. Reverse economic decline e. Failed states can't do at least one, if not all, of the above
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- Spring '08
- NATO, Team West, Plaid Avenger