Formative Quiz - Chapters 9 & 12

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Chapter 9 = Global Security Structure Chapter 12 = Regionalism: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is usually not offered as an element of regionalism?
    • A. 

      Cooperation and shared responsibility by nation-states in a georaphic area to achieve common goals

    • B. 

      Success in achieving those goals requires coordinated or collective action

    • C. 

      There is usually a hegemon that dominates the other members of the regional group

    • D. 

      Regionalism can exist at below the nation-state at the local area

  • 2. 
    The 1992 Single Market initiative in the European Union sought to achieve "four freedoms" of more complete economic and political integration. Which of the following freedoms is NOT part of the Single Market program?
    • A. 

      Free trade in goods and services

    • B. 

      Free movement of people

    • C. 

      Freedom of speech and the press

    • D. 

      Free transfer of capital

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT expected to be a result of political integration in the EU and other organizations?
    • A. 

      Losses in political sovereignty for the member states

    • B. 

      A democracy deficit

    • C. 

      More control over domestic interest-groups

    • D. 

      The improved effectiveness of regional institutions and agencies

  • 4. 
    The Maastricht Treaty is an important event in the history of the EU. The Maastricht Treaty is important because
    • A. 

      It established the European Coal and Steel Union

    • B. 

      It established a timetable for monetary integration

    • C. 

      It established the CAP

    • D. 

      It allowed Norway to enter the EU

  • 5. 
    Membership in the EMU and adoption of the euro requires member nations to
    • A. 

      Sacrifice monetary policymaking autonomy

    • B. 

      Maintain low government debt and inflation levels

    • C. 

      Establish a central bank

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The last two states to join the EU in 2007 were
    • A. 

      Russia and India

    • B. 

      Latvia and Estonia

    • C. 

      Malta and Turkey

    • D. 

      Romania and Bulgaria

  • 7. 
    This EU institution is made up of the heads of state and government of all member states
    • A. 

      The ECJ

    • B. 

      The Commission

    • C. 

      The European Council

    • D. 

      Council of Ministers

  • 8. 
    Many realists argue that nuclear weapons were the greatest threat to world peace during the Cold War. Today the threat has been replaced by
    • A. 

      The proliferation of WMD

    • B. 

      Terrorism

    • C. 

      Poverty in developing nations

    • D. 

      Debt generated by defense spending

  • 9. 
    Another name for the strategy of the United States to use its economic prowess to help order and manage its military and economic alliance with other states is often called
    • A. 

      Containment

    • B. 

      Hegemony on the cheap

    • C. 

      Multilateralism

    • D. 

      Unilateralism

  • 10. 
    International organizations play the biggest role in:
    • A. 

      Developing nations that lack power and influence

    • B. 

      Helping major powers extend their military power and influence

    • C. 

      Emerging economies who count on them for additional resources

    • D. 

      Weaker power within Europe who find them necessary when negotiating treaties

  • 11. 
    One of the arguments for the adoption of unilateralism under the Bush Administration was:
    • A. 

      Emerging economies were playing a greater role in the world system

    • B. 

      UN peacekeepers were not an effective enough military force

    • C. 

      The amount of debt amassed by the US required an inward focus

    • D. 

      International organizations were both ineffective and at odds with US interests

  • 12. 
    The Bush administration's desire for US hegemony was reflected chiefly in:
    • A. 

      Its use of PMCs in the Iraq War

    • B. 

      Its promotion of economic liberal trade policies

    • C. 

      Its sense of "moral crusade" against Islamic neo-fascism

    • D. 

      Its formal declaration of empire-building

  • 13. 
    According to Chalmers Johnson (and many others) the source of US imperial behavior is:
    • A. 

      President Obama's roots in Africa

    • B. 

      President George W. Bush's roots in Maine

    • C. 

      The military-industrial complex

    • D. 

      A secret agreement with ex-Russian President Putin to control the price of oil in the Middle East

  • 14. 
    The Obama administration's outlook about security structure management is marked by
    • A. 

      A continuation of Bush's unilateralism

    • B. 

      A preference for globalization to solve issues of interdependency

    • C. 

      Multilateralism

    • D. 

      Acceptance and preparation for China's emergence as the next global hegemon

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT an NGO that in some way deals with global security issues?
    • A. 

      Red Cross

    • B. 

      Amnesty International

    • C. 

      The ICBL

    • D. 

      UNDP

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