International Studies Exam Preparation

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International Studies Exam Preparation


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  • 1. 
    Those disciplines studied in International Studies include:
    • A. 

      Political Science

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      History

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    ________ urges a more sophisticated approach to cultural boundaries.
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      Anthropology

    • C. 

      Political Science

    • D. 

      History

  • 3. 
    What are the two main divisions of political science as they relate to international studies?
    • A. 

      U.S. Foreign Policy and Area Studies

    • B. 

      International Relations and Comparative Politics

    • C. 

      Political theory and Globalization

    • D. 

      Realism and Liberalism

  • 4. 
    _________ deny the existence of any objective histories.
    • A. 

      Postmodernists

    • B. 

      Behaviorists

    • C. 

      Progressives

    • D. 

      Revisionists

  • 5. 
    Realists believe that:
    • A. 

      States are the most important actors is IR.

    • B. 

      The international system is anarchical.

    • C. 

      States act like rational individuals in pursuing national interests.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    _________ provides opportunities for communities to innovate and expand their culture without particularly acknowledging the origins of their cultural innovations.
    • A. 

      Cultural integration

    • B. 

      Cultural diffusion

    • C. 

      Cultural adaptation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Recently, Geography has been conceptualized as embodying six elements to include:
    • A. 

      Place and Region

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Human systems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Someone who believes in a providential understanding of history would believe the following:
    • A. 

      History tend to repeat itself.

    • B. 

      History is written by the victors.

    • C. 

      The world is likely to improve over time.

    • D. 

      That their country is fulfilling the mission of God.

  • 9. 
    Mercantilism can best be described as:
    • A. 

      Providing a social safety net to help address the inequality arising from a market economy.

    • B. 

      High taxation and low trade barriers.

    • C. 

      An economic policy pursued by the United States.

    • D. 

      Close cooperation between business and government in the pursuit of national power.

  • 10. 
    The type of exchange rate that is based on its expected value in the international market and is considered to be self-correcting?
    • A. 

      Fixed exchange rate

    • B. 

      Mixed exchange rate

    • C. 

      Floating exchange rate

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    “Differences in how people understand the world, lead to different ways of acting and behaving in it” is that which ________ focuses on.
    • A. 

      Political Science

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Sociology

  • 12. 
    Anthropology is important for the study of international studies for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      It is a comparative study of common sense.

    • B. 

      It studies the ideas by which people make sense of international processes.

    • C. 

      It explains the institutional process of foreign policy making within countries.

    • D. 

      Culture is a key component of soft power.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a force promoting globalization?
    • A. 

      Improved communication technology

    • B. 

      Economic protectionism

    • C. 

      Increased ease of transportation

    • D. 

      Expansion of interstate trade ties.

  • 14. 
    The main actors of International Relations include:
    • A. 

      States

    • B. 

      Nations

    • C. 

      Corporations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    As described in class, this term reflects who gets what, when, where, and why.
    • A. 

      Behaviorism

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Corporatism

    • D. 

      Idealism

  • 16. 
    The field of international relations can be divided into two theoretical approaches to include
    • A. 

      International Political Economy

    • B. 

      Comparative Politics

    • C. 

      Realism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Revolutionary approaches to International Relations...
    • A. 

      See unfair and exploitative aspects in the global system

    • B. 

      Focus on North/South relations

    • C. 

      Believe war can be a means for dramatic change

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The United Nations is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Non-governmental organization

    • B. 

      Intergovernmental organization

    • C. 

      Sub-state actor

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The tenet that selfish behavior comes from institutions, is from:
    • A. 

      Realism

    • B. 

      Neo-structuralism

    • C. 

      Liberalism

    • D. 

      Institutionalism

  • 20. 
    What theoretical approach to international relations is based on Hobbes’ argument that man is inherently evil?
    • A. 

      Liberalism

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Neo-structuralism

    • D. 

      Idealism

  • 21. 
    Most of the European economies were essentially exercises in:
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

  • 22. 
    What is the reconstruction and interpretation of past human endeavors based on available sources?
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      Postmodernism

    • C. 

      History

    • D. 

      Revisionism

  • 23. 
    __________ geography studies the activities of people, focusing on topics such as industry, cities, cultures, and transportation.
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Human

    • C. 

      Anthropological

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The cultural level that consists of deep systematic patterns that join cultural logics together into the most encompassing level of cultural integration is?
    • A. 

      Worldview

    • B. 

      Cultural practices

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Anthropological logics

  • 25. 
    The electoral system that is based on a plurality or a majority of the votes is _______?
    • A. 

      Proportional representation

    • B. 

      Single-Member District

    • C. 

      Bicameral

    • D. 

      Federal