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15.10: Review Questions

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    1 .
    What is global governance?
    1. The world government run by the United Nations
    2. The process by which sovereign states accrue rights and duties in the international community
    3. The process by which more powerful states control the actions of weaker states
    4. The ability of the United States to convince other states to act in accordance with its policies
    2 .
    How does the tragedy of the commons impede the attainment of collective goods?
    1. Individual states have incentives to provide for their own short-term interests over long-term community interests.
    2. When common goods are concentrated in one area, states without ready access to that area may be unable to attain the goods before those goods spoil.
    3. States with similar interests tend to form alliances to prevent other states from attaining collective goods.
    4. The tragedy of the commons means that common markets are doomed to fail.
    3 .
    Which of these international issues is not an example of the tragedy of the commons?
    1. Overfishing
    2. China’s rise to global power
    3. Air pollution
    4. The need for farmland to feed a growing world population
    4 .
    What feature of the international system best explains the need for global governance?
    1. The great power system
    2. The system of checks and balances
    3. The anarchic nature of the international system
    4. The role of capitalism and international trade
    5 .
    Which non-state actors play a role in the formation of rules and norms of behavior in the international system?
    1. Intergovernmental organizations
    2. International law
    3. Nongovernmental organizations
    4. All of the above
    6 .
    What is international law?
    1. The laws established by the world government
    2. The law that determines punishments for sovereign states
    3. A set of formal and informal rules that loosely govern the international system
    4. Domestic laws that relate to international relations
    7 .
    Which of the following is not a source of international law?
    1. Treaties
    2. International agreements
    3. Customary law
    4. Multinational corporations
    8 .
    International law rests on the principle of ________.
    1. state sovereignty
    2. responsibility to protect
    3. tragedy of the commons
    4. American exceptionality
    9 .
    What types of cases come before the International Court of Justice?
    1. Cases involving disputes between countries
    2. Cases involving perpetrators of human rights abuses
    3. Cases involving private citizens
    4. None of these
    10 .
    The Geneva Conventions are concerned with ________.
    1. climate change protocols
    2. protecting civilians and prisoners of war during military conflicts
    3. establishing transnational relationships between the EU and other regions of the world
    4. nuclear proliferation
    11 .
    What is an IGO?
    1. An informal group of sovereign states
    2. A union of states that agree to sacrifice their individual interests for the good of the most powerful
    3. A formal organization where states are members
    4. A militant religious organization
    12 .
    When and why was the United Nations created?
    1. After World War I, to punish Germany
    2. After World War II, to promote international peace
    3. During the Cold War, to deter the Soviet Union
    4. In the 1980s, to prevent nuclear war
    13 .
    Which of the following is not one of the primary organs of the United Nations?
    1. Security Council
    2. General Assembly
    3. Secretariat
    4. World Congress
    14 .
    United Nations peacekeepers ________.
    1. must be authorized by the ICC
    2. must be invited in by warring parties
    3. may be deployed to conflict zones for a maximum of two years
    4. support independence movements throughout the world
    15 .
    Which of the following is a source of power for the United Nations?
    1. The expense of UN operations
    2. Its standing military
    3. The scope of its activities
    4. Its dependence on wealthy countries
    16 .
    Which of the following is not a regional IGO?
    1. European Union (EU)
    2. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    3. International Court of Justice (ICJ)
    4. African Union (AU)
    17 .
    The original purpose of NATO was to ____________.
    1. protect Europe from the Soviet Union
    2. counter terrorist threats
    3. promote trade between member states
    4. fight against Germany in World War II
    18 .
    How does the mission of the European Union today differ from its original purpose?
    1. It has evolved to focus on trade policy.
    2. It has evolved to focus on Eastern Europe.
    3. It has evolved to coordinate state policies in a wide variety of areas.
    4. It has evolved to focus on military security.
    19 .
    Which of the following accurately describes regional IGOs?
    1. Costs are evenly divided.
    2. Benefits are evenly distributed.
    3. Member countries may have different policy priorities.
    4. Regional IGOs rarely have an economic focus.
    20 .
    Regional IGOs ________.
    1. hamper regional trade
    2. provide a forum for states to address common problems
    3. prevent armed conflict
    4. act in isolation
    21 .
    NGOs ________.
    1. are made up of government actors
    2. are typically issue oriented
    3. have large budgets and worldwide reach
    4. act outside the international system
    22 .
    Which of the following are NGOs?
    1. Red Cross and Amnesty International
    2. World Health Organization and World Bank
    3. International Criminal Court and African Union
    4. All of the above
    23 .
    How do NGOs influence global governance?
    1. They draw international attention to pressing issues.
    2. They participate in treaty making.
    3. They help deliver aid.
    4. All of the above are correct.
    24 .
    Which of the following is an example of a non-state actor in international politics?
    1. Multinational corporations
    2. World Bank
    3. European Union
    4. World Health Organization
    25 .
    __________ has contributed to the increased presence and visibility of non-state actors.
    1. The decline of IGOs
    2. Increasing levels of state sovereignty
    3. Globalization
    4. The COVID-19 pandemic
    26 .
    Which of these is not a source of power for non-state actors?
    1. They can attract members from many different states.
    2. They often have access to large amounts of money.
    3. They may operate in places without strong regulations or police.
    4. They are formally recognized by powerful IGOs.

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