1) Successful secession movements in the developing world
- ahappen very rarely.
- boccur with relatively little bloodshed.
- chave not occurred in Africa.
- doccur only through the intervention of developed nations.
- ealways achieve a goal of greater autonomy.
2) The identity of any particular ethnic group is
- ausually based on a social construction as opposed to a primordial or inherent characteristic.
- bdefined strictly in terms of religious beliefs.
- cbased on common enemies in prior conflicts.
- dalways free from embellishments created by politicians and intellectuals.
- ethe strictly uniform character of a common group of people.
3) Increasing levels of higher education within a developing country
- aoften produce a class of ethnically chauvinistic professionals and intellectuals who foment hostilities.
- balways lead to greater understanding between and among ethnic groups.
- clead to intellectual groups that are sympathetic to their prior colonial rulers.
- dare rarely found in countries with warring ethnic factions.
- edo not occur until ethnic strife and divisions have been settled.
4) In the occasional cases where outside forces successfully impose solutions in intractable ethnic conflicts, which of the following is usually true?
- aIntervening power included Canada and United States.
- bIntervening power is a neighboring country that does not have a strategic interest in the country in which it intervenes.
- cIntervening power is a neighboring country that has a strategic interest in the country in which it intervenes.
- dIntervening power is not a neighboring country and has no ties to the country in which it intervenes.
- eIntervening power is not a neighbor and does not have strategic interest in the country in which it intervenes.
5) In a consociational democracy,
- aone group has a high level of control over other groups’ affairs.
- bleaders of the major ethnic groups form a ruling coalition at the national level.
- cno group holds veto power over government policies.
- dcivil service employment is reserved for minority groups.
- eindividual groups employ their own military forces.
6) Which factor most influences the likelihood of tensions between religious groups?
- aone group having recently split from the other
- bneither group having any political clout
- cone group’s spiritual leader residing in exile
- deach group believing it is the only true faith
- ethe failure of the United Nations to recognize the group’s distinct ethnic entity
7) Democracy in developing countries has fared best
- ain nations with strong ties to the United States.
- bin the period immediately after World War II.
- cwhere one group has maintained an intellectual ruling class.
- din nations led by a religious ruler.
- ewhere new immigrants created a common culture.
8) Groups such as Turkish Kurds and Malaysian Chinese have politically relevant national identities because
- atheir socioeconomic classes hold enormous wealth.
- bthey maintain a presence in their country’s armed forces.
- ccoup d’etat attempts gave them unusual influence.
- dthey control large regions of their respective countries.
- ethey have maintained their “mother tongues.”
9) In almost all cases of enforced hierarchy,
- aupward mobility through the class-race hierarchy is impossible.
- blighter-skinned ethnicities are the largest demographic group.
- cthose higher up the social ladder tend to be lighter skinned.
- dgrassroots political movements have little impact on creating change.
- eone ethnicity predominates in the politics and another ethnicity in the economy.
10) Between 1989 and 2004, how many of the 118 military conflicts in the world were conflicts within a single nation-state between warring ethnic factions?