Chapter 8: National Power And Diplomacy

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  • 1. 
    Liberals see balance-of-power politics as 
    • A. 

      A formula for building national strength.

    • B. 

      A formula for building anti-hegemonic coalitions that help preserve the independence of countries.

    • C. 

      a necessary formula that helps make states less vulnerable.

    • D. 

      A never-ending formula for conflict and for wasting resources.

  • 2. 
    The sum of the assets that enable a state to achieve its goals, even when they clash with the goals and wills of other international actors, is the definition of a country's 
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Capability

    • C. 

      Nationalism

    • D. 

      National interest

  • 3. 
    The difficulty of precisely measuring power is a result of the fact that 
    • A. 

      Gathering data on military power is often difficult.

    • B. 

      The appropriate statistical methods for doing so have yet to be devised.

    • C. 

      there is no standard measure for power.

    • D. 

      The real indicators of power are kept secret.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was not used in the text to describe power?    a.   power is dynamic b.   power is objective C.  power is certain d.   power is relative
    • A. 

      Power is dynamic

    • B. 

      Power is objective

    • C. 

      Power is certain

    • D. 

      Power is relative

  • 5. 
    The fate of the Soviet Union demonstrates that power is 
    • A. 

      Coercive

    • B. 

      Persuasive

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Dynamic

  • 6. 
    To say that Germany is more powerful than Botswana but less powerful than the United States reflects the fact that power is 
    • A. 

      Relative

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Situational

    • D. 

      Multidimensional

  • 7. 
    Realists tend to portray power as being 
    • A. 

      A zero-sum game.

    • B. 

      A non–zero-sum game.

    • C. 

      A positive-sum game.

    • D. 

      Unimportant in the international system.

  • 8. 
    Which type of power is based on how countries perceive other countries' current or potential power and its reputation for being willing (or not willing) to use it? 
    • A. 

      Soft power

    • B. 

      Power capacity

    • C. 

      Objective power

    • D. 

      Subjective power

  • 9. 
    In international relations, power can be described as 
    • A. 

      Multifaceted

    • B. 

      Normative

    • C. 

      Tangible

    • D. 

      Static

  • 10. 
    Whether a country has mountains, rivers, or plains refers to what power consideration? 
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Topography

    • D. 

      Strategic distribution

  • 11. 
    Examples of direct diplomacy include all of the following except 
    • A. 

      Skillful communication involving persuasion.

    • B. 

      Economic inducements.

    • C. 

      War

    • D. 

      Economic sanctions.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the main point of contention between the U.S. and North Korea? 
    • A. 

      Trade disputes

    • B. 

      Restricted airspace

    • C. 

      Working conditions of sweat shops

    • D. 

      Nuclear weapons

  • 13. 
    The China-Taiwan tensions center on 
    • A. 

      China's nuclear arsenal.

    • B. 

      China's labor conditions.

    • C. 

      Taiwan's nuclear arsenal.

    • D. 

      Taiwan's desire for independence.

  • 14. 
    Woodrow Wilson's call for a League of Nations symbolizes the rise of 
    • A. 

      Bilateral diplomacy.

    • B. 

      Parliamentary diplomacy.

    • C. 

      Multilateral diplomacy.

    • D. 

      Adversarial diplomacy.

  • 15. 
    The process of creating an image that enhances a country's ability to achieve diplomatic success by increasing its soft power is 
    • A. 

      Parliamentary diplomacy.

    • B. 

      bilateral diplomacy.

    • C. 

      Public diplomacy.

    • D. 

      Open diplomacy.

  • 16. 
    The analogy of carrots and sticks refers to 
    • A. 

      Rewards (positive incentives) and punishments (negative incentives).

    • B. 

      the trade off states face with military spending between carrots (public spending) and sticks (military spending).

    • C. 

      a French story about the difficulties of farming carrots with only sticks.

    • D. 

      A parable about needing to divide ones efforts between collecting sticks (firewood) and carrots (food).

  • 17. 
    Minimizing a dispute may 
    • A. 

      Involve appealing to world peace to increase credibility.

    • B. 

      Make it hard to back away from confrontation.

    • C. 

      Help avoid overreactions.

    • D. 

      Involve appealing to national survival to increase credibility.

  • 18. 
    Power is determined only on the basis of a country's military capabilities. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    National diplomacy is normally about the application of a country's power to further its national interests. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Coercive diplomacy can only be successful when a state has the credibility to back it up. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Power is primarily objective because it is easily quantified. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    China's topography has had a negative impact on its national power. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The U.S. educational system is a primary element for their overwhelming superiority in power. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A country's information and communications capabilities are becoming an increasingly important component of its national infrastructure. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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