Intro To International Politics, Quiz 5. (Readings: Goldstein, Ch 6)

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This is a quiz that I gave to my POLS 100 (Introduction to International Politics) class today. The quiz covers readings and lecture from Chapter 6 of International Relations (brief edition) by Joshua Goldstein -- it's about the UN and the EU, basically.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name one of the two categories of International Organizations (in the next question, you will name the other)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is NGO and Nongovernmental Organization. These organizations are typically independent of any government and work towards specific goals or causes, such as humanitarian aid, environmental conservation, or human rights. They often rely on funding from donations and grants, and their activities can range from advocacy and research to direct implementation of projects and programs. IGO and Intergovernmental Organization, on the other hand, refer to organizations that are formed by multiple governments to facilitate cooperation and coordination on various issues, such as trade, security, or global health. Non-governmental Organization is another term that can be used interchangeably with NGO.

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  • 2. 

    Name the other of the two categories of International Organizations

    Explanation
    The correct answer is IGO, which stands for Intergovernmental Organization. Intergovernmental Organizations are formed by multiple governments to address global issues and promote international cooperation. They typically involve cooperation between sovereign states and have the authority to make decisions that are binding on member states. Examples of IGOs include the United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization. NGO, on the other hand, stands for Non-governmental Organization and refers to non-profit, voluntary organizations that operate independently of any government.

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  • 3. 

    Name one of the organs of the UN (you will name two more for the next two questions) [not including the ICJ because of the limitations of this online quiz; also don't abbreviate anything for these three questions]

    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it includes all the five main organs of the United Nations. The General Assembly is the main deliberative and policymaking organ, where all member states have equal representation. The Trusteeship Council was established to oversee the administration of trust territories. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative work of the UN. The Security Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The Economic and Social Council deals with economic, social, and environmental issues.

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  • 4. 

    Name a second organ of the UN (you will name one more for the next question) [not including the ICJ because of the limitations of this online quiz; also don't abbreviate anything for these three questions]

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Economic and Social Council. The Economic and Social Council is one of the main organs of the United Nations and is responsible for promoting international economic and social cooperation and development. It coordinates the work of various specialized agencies and programs, and provides a platform for discussion and collaboration on global economic and social issues.

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  • 5. 

    Name a third organ of the UN [not including the ICJ because of the limitations of this online quiz; also don't abbreviate anything for these three questions]

    Explanation
    The third organ of the UN is the Security Council. The General Assembly is the main deliberative body of the UN, the Trusteeship Council was established to oversee the administration of trust territories, the Secretariat provides administrative support to the UN, and the Economic and Social Council focuses on economic and social issues. However, the Security Council is the third organ as it is responsible for maintaining international peace and security, and has the power to impose sanctions and authorize military action.

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  • 6. 

    Which state is the top contributor to the UN budget?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the United States. The United States is the top contributor to the UN budget.

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  • 7. 

    The International Court of Justice resolves disputes between whom?

    Explanation
    The correct word here really is states and not the other two, but most people don't know the difference so I've included them just in case you think they're the same thing.

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  • 8. 

    A diplomat who seriously violates international expectations on acceptable behavior may be declared a:

    • A.

      Annus horribilis

    • B.

      Persona non grata

    • C.

      Homo sovieticus

    • D.

      Furor teutonicus

    Correct Answer
    B. Persona non grata
    Explanation
    I am especially proud of these different latin answers. I managed to find some other stock phrases that sound like they might be correct.

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  • 9. 

    In the theory of neofunctionalism, the process by which integration in one area drives political integration in another area is called

    Correct Answer
    spillover
    spill-over
    spill over
    speeel-over
    Explanation
    University of Siena Professor Luca Versichelli would undoubtedly answer this one with "speeel-over!", probably while wearing red boat shoes.

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  • 10. 

    The European Union has a significantly larger ___________ than the US....

    Correct Answer
    population
    Explanation
    The EU has about 500 million residents whereas the US has something under 350

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  • 11. 

    .... and its ___________ is roughly the same size as the US.

    Correct Answer
    GDP
    gross domestic product
    Explanation
    Depending on who is doing the accounting, both the US and EU have approximately the same GDP.

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  • 12. 

    The European Central Bank follows which country’s model of central banking, in which the central bank is independent from the political leadership and has an end goal of price stability?

    Correct Answer
    Germany
    Deutschland
    Explanation
    The European Central Bank follows the German model of central banking, which emphasizes the independence of the central bank from political leadership and focuses on achieving price stability. Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, has a long-standing reputation for being independent and prioritizing price stability, and this approach has influenced the European Central Bank's operations and policies. Therefore, Germany is the correct answer to the question.

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