Chapter 4: Authoritarian Rule

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Chapter 4: Authoritarian Rule

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of these arguments was not made in the book?
    • A. 

      There is no single model of an authoritarian regime

    • B. 

      Authoritarianism can be readily associated with despotism and rule through fear

    • C. 

      Authoritarian regimes typically take the form of an elite group within which there is considerable jockeying for power

    • D. 

      Ordinary people are unlikely to be threatened by authoritarian regimes as long as they stay away from politics

  • 2. 
    Which one of these countries was described in the book as an authoritarian regime rather than a hybrid regime?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Singapore

    • C. 

      Ukraine

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 3. 
    Which one of these arguments was made in the book about authoritarian regimes?
    • A. 

      They come in many different forms

    • B. 

      Leaders can typically rely on the military to keep them in power

    • C. 

      Their central weakness is the absence of a clear succession procedure for leaders

    • D. 

      A and c, but not b

  • 4. 
    Absolute monarchies are characteristic of
    • A. 

      Absolute monarchies are characteristic of

    • B. 

      The Gulf States

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 5. 
    Ruling presidents are most commonly found in
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Former Soviet Asian republics

    • C. 

      Latin America

    • D. 

      A and b, but not c

  • 6. 
    Communist states were a feature mainly of which century?
    • A. 

      The seventeenth

    • B. 

      The eighteenth

    • C. 

      The nineteenth

    • D. 

      The twentieth

  • 7. 
    Which of these arguments was made in the book about military                                           governments?
    • A. 

      They are no longer as common as they once were

    • B. 

      The number of military coups held since 1950 can be counted with a high degree of accuracy

    • C. 

      The end of the Cold War has not made much difference to the number of military governments in the world

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 8. 
    Which of these arguments was made in the book about Islamic republics?
    • A. 

      Every Muslim state in the Middle East can be classified as one

    • B. 

      There are only four in the world

    • C. 

      They are governed exclusively by religious leaders

    • D. 

      Their numbers have been declining with the spread of secular ideas

  • 9. 
    The most absolute form of authoritarian rule is
    • A. 

      Despotism

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Totalitarianism

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 10. 
    Which one of these arguments was not made in the book in regard to corruption?
    • A. 

      Measuring and quantifying corruption is not easy

    • B. 

      Corruption is both a cause and an effect of the kind of power that authoritarian leaders wield

    • C. 

      Corruption replaces efforts to promote the private good with efforts to promote the public good

    • D. 

      North Korea and Somalia are ranked as the world’s most corrupt societies