POL101 Midterm 1 Practice

POL101 Midterm 1 Practice - Practice Midterm 1 1...

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Practice Midterm 1 1. Indivisibility creates problems for the bargaining model’s prediction that war should not occur because: a. all states value indivisible goods highly, so they bargain fiercely and have more incentive to bluff b. indivisible goods make it impossible to calculate the probable outcome of war and the bargaining range is unknown c. it is difficult to credibly commit to a bargain over an indivisible good when power shifts over time d. when goods are indivisible, it may not be possible to find a way to split them that falls within the bargaining range 2. The bargaining model shows that each of the following can lead to a breakdown of negotiations, thus resulting in war, EXCEPT: a. issue indivisibilities b. commitment problems c. historical animosities d. incomplete information 3. The strategy in which states form alliances to join forces with the stronger side in a conflict is known as: a. bandwagoning b. balancing c. buck-passing d. brinksmanship 4. The Bretton Woods institutions created after WWII to regulate the international economic order included all of the following EXCEPT: a. the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development b. the International Monetary Fund c. the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade d. the North American Free Trade Agreement 5. From 1980 to 1988, Iraq fought a long a costly war with which neighboring state? a. Iran b. Kuwait c. Syria d. Israel
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6. Diversionary wars appear to be: a. observed in a wide variety of international interactions b. fairly rare, though some examples do exist c. carried out only by democracies, and never by military juntas or dictators d. logically impossible 7. Wars are more likely to occur between two countries when: a. one of the countries is extremely powerful b. the costs of war for both countries involved are large c. the commitment to refrain from launching a challenge in the future is less credible d. A and C 8. Which of the following is NOT true of institutions? a. Institutions are defined as rules of the game. b. Institutions include both formal and informal rules.
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