National States - The Traditional Structure

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of states? 
    • A. 

      Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Territory

    • C. 

      Universal suffrage

    • D. 

      Diplomatic recognition

  • 2. 
    A state has sovereignty when it 
    • A. 

      Has a territory.

    • B. 

      Has an internal organization.

    • C. 

      Does not recognize as legitimate any higher authority.

    • D. 

      Has independence.

  • 3. 
    According to some, which state does not have physical boundaries? 
    • A. 

      Albania

    • B. 

      Bosnia-Herzegovina

    • C. 

      The Holy See

    • D. 

      Palestine

  • 4. 
    Somalia has continued to exist legally as a state despite its lack of 
    • A. 

      Internal organization.

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Diplomatic recognition.

    • D. 

      Sovereignty

  • 5. 
    All authoritarian forms of government can be characterized as having 
    • A. 

      Military rule.

    • B. 

      An all-powerful leader.

    • C. 

      Participation based on ethnicity.

    • D. 

      Little or no popular participation.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the defining feature of a theocracy? 
    • A. 

      An unwritten constitution

    • B. 

      A powerful monarch

    • C. 

      Regular elections

    • D. 

      A spiritual leader

  • 7. 
    Which country maintains a monarchical form of government? 
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Lebanon

    • C. 

      Netherlands

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a component of fascism? 
    • A. 

      A dependence on rationality and a reliance on reason to govern

    • B. 

      A rejection of the rights of individuals in favor of the view that people are "workers" in the corporatist state

    • C. 

      A rejection of institutions such as the church, nation, and military

    • D. 

      Gearing all economic activity to support the individual

  • 9. 
    At what point in history did democracy begin to grow at an accelerated pace? 
    • A. 

      After the American Revolution

    • B. 

      After World War I

    • C. 

      In the late 1980s

    • D. 

      After the Vietnam War

  • 10. 
    The wealthier a country is, the more likely it is to be a(n) 
    • A. 

      Autocracy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 11. 
    All of the following women have led their countries to victory in war except 
    • A. 

      Indira Gandhi of India.

    • B. 

      Mary Robinson of Ireland.

    • C. 

      Golda Meir of Israel.

    • D. 

      Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain.

  • 12. 
    Democratic peace theory says that democracies 
    • A. 

      Never go to war.

    • B. 

      Don't go to war with other democracies.

    • C. 

      Will only go to war with other democracies.

    • D. 

      Are the least likely form of government to go to war.

  • 13. 
    The United States is a member of all of the following IGOs except the 
    • A. 

      United Nations.

    • B. 

      World Trade Organization.

    • C. 

      International Criminal Court.

    • D. 

      North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

  • 14. 
    A state may not always have a government. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The move from an authoritarian government to a democracy always produces positive results. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A state may not always have a government. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Dalai Lama is a theocratic leader. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The boom spread of democracies accelerated during the last few decades. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When a state's population grants it the authority to make rules and to govern, the state has 
    • A. 

      Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Legitimacy

    • C. 

      Nationhood

    • D. 

      Popularity

  • 20. 
    Theocracy, monarchism, communism, and fascism are all examples of 
    • A. 

      Democratic governance.

    • B. 

      Corporatist governance.

    • C. 

      Authoritarian governance.

    • D. 

      Federal governance.

  • 21. 
    Often, one of the characteristics found in a fascist political platform is 
    • A. 

      trade liberalization.

    • B. 

      Xenophobic, anti-immigrant policies.

    • C. 

      Strong leftist policies.

    • D. 

      support for individual rights.

  • 22. 
    The Greek word demos means 
    • A. 

      Citizenry

    • B. 

      Sovereignty

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Legitimacy

  • 23. 
    According to the text, economic development is closely linked to 
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Fascism

  • 24. 
    Immanuel Kant argued that the spread of democracy would change the world by 
    • A. 

      Eliminating war.

    • B. 

      Eliminating theocracies.

    • C. 

      Creating states of equal sovereignty.

    • D. 

      Creating worldwide economic prosperity.

  • 25. 
    The most important political characteristic of a state is __________________
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