Pop Quiz - Chapter 13 & 14

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Pop Quiz - Chapter 13 & 14

Chapter 13 = The Rising Powers Chapter 14 = The Middle East


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following factors is NOT a reason to be optimistic about the prospects for democracy in the MENA?
    • A. 

      Surveys of public opinion attitudes towards democracy

    • B. 

      Economic development and social mobility

    • C. 

      Globalization and technological effects on information

    • D. 

      Attitudes towards women's rights

    • E. 

      "mainstream" Islamist parties

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      Relatively little trade occurs between Arab countries, compared to their overall trade with the rest of the world

    • B. 

      Jordan and Saudi Arabia are covert suppliers of weapons to Hizballah in Lebanon

    • C. 

      Lots of heroin transits through Iran and Turkey

    • D. 

      Many illegal immigrants from the MENA countries transit through Italy and Spain

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries?
    • A. 

      Expatriates make up a very large perentage of the workforce

    • B. 

      The workforces include large numbers of Egyptians, Indians and Filipinos

    • C. 

      Most foreign workers have permanent residency or citizenship

    • D. 

      In the 1970s, most immigrant workers came from Arab countries

  • 4. 
    Israel has never occupied or built settlements in which territory?
    • A. 

      Northern Iraq

    • B. 

      Gaza Strip

    • C. 

      Sinai Peninsula

    • D. 

      West Bank

  • 5. 
    Which group of countries could be classified as high-income oil exporters with relatively small populations?
    • A. 

      Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

    • B. 

      Syria, Bahrain, Turkey

    • C. 

      Qatar, Kuwait, Libya

    • D. 

      Libya, Oman, Iran

  • 6. 
    Which statement is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      Approximately 15 percent of Israelis are Muslims.

    • B. 

      Christians are a substantial minority in Egypt and Lebanon

    • C. 

      Most MENA Muslims are Shi'ites or Sufis

    • D. 

      Millions of people in North Africa speak a Berber language

  • 7. 
    Which of the following characterizes public opinion in postcommunist countries, based on recent surveys?
    • A. 

      Most think corruption has declined in the last 15 years

    • B. 

      A majority of people don't trust their political parties and parliament

    • C. 

      Many elderly people don't think democracy and capitalism are an ideal system for their country

    • D. 

      Most feel the rule of law has been institutionalized

  • 8. 
    Which postcommunist countries have democracy and relatively high per capita GDP?
    • A. 

      Belarus and Serbia

    • B. 

      Estonia and Hungary

    • C. 

      Moldova and Ukraine

    • D. 

      Tajikistan and Russia

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not identified as a characteristic of contemporary Russia?
    • A. 

      Mortality crisis

    • B. 

      Authoritarianism

    • C. 

      Decentralization of political power

    • D. 

      Important role of siloviki in politics

  • 10. 
    Which characterizes India more than China?
    • A. 

      Reliance on exports of manufactured items

    • B. 

      The "back-office" of the world

    • C. 

      Relatively good physical infrastructure

    • D. 

      Sustained high growth for the last 25 years

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best characterizes China?
    • A. 

      An embrace of economic liberalism

    • B. 

      Hurt more than the OECD by the global financial crisis

    • C. 

      Pragmatic in foreign affairs; pursuing global economic stability and cooperation

    • D. 

      Significantly reducing control over their media and related technology