AAMU Unit 6 Reading Quiz: Clev Chas 24-26

QUESTION 1

  1. Although Iran sits on top of one of the world’s largest known oil reserves, its weak refining capacity means that it must import gasoline to meet its own domestic needs.

     

     

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QUESTION 2

  1. As of 2011, the United States has shown moral, fiscal, and military support for all of the democratic uprisings in the Middle East.

     

     

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QUESTION 3

  1. Four years after Ahmadinejad’s post-electoral challenge by the Green Movement, change has ensued in all of the following ways EXCEPT:

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QUESTION 4

  1. Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood made greater gains than secular opposition parties in the parliamentary election process because of their well-established regional networks and organized party structures.

     

     

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QUESTION 5

  1. How did the 2009 Green Movement in Iran differ from previous reform movements in Iran’s contemporary history?

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QUESTION 6

  1. How did the Council of Guardians ensure a majority of conservative Majlis members in the 2004 elections in Iran?

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QUESTION 7

  1. In Iran, the supreme Islamic jurist does not have the power to override decisions of the Council of Guardians.

     

     

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QUESTION 8

  1. In Syria, as with many authoritarian regimes, what did the increased and ongoing repression indicate?

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QUESTION 9

  1. In Turkey, the True Path Party’s policies benefited the group that became known as “the have lots.”

     

     

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QUESTION 10

  1. In which state did the national army show an immediate readiness to kill demonstrators?

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QUESTION 11

  1. Instead of the national military, to retain his power Qaddafi relied on the elite units comprised of tribal allies and led by members of his family. Why?

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QUESTION 12

  1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the 2009 presidential election by a landslide, amidst allegations of vote-rigging and fraud.

     

     

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QUESTION 13

  1. Oil-rich Gulf monarchies sought to avoid Tunisian and Egyptian style protests with a strategy that combined ____________.

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QUESTION 14

  1. Regimes in the region had over the past several decades, increasingly become half gumhuriya and half malakiya, meaning

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QUESTION 15

  1. The 1,000 Lebanese deaths as a result of the 2006 Second Lebanon War were largely military personnel.

     

     

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QUESTION 16

  1. The Shi’a majority of Bahrain posed a challenge to the Sunni ruling al-Khalifa family. Which two powers aided Bahrain in silencing this opposition movement?

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QUESTION 17

  1. The Syrian regime filled key positions in the state apparatus with various ethnic and religious minorities-this effort had long afforded the state some degree of legitimacy.

     

     

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QUESTION 18

  1. The most credible opposition to failing Arab regimes came from Islamists, either as militant radical minorities or, increasingly, as moderate centrists who work within the system to reform society.

     

     

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QUESTION 19

  1. Unlike the police force, the conscript army originally had some legitimacy as a force for national unity in Egypt.

     

     

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QUESTION 20

  1. What about the AKP caused the military establishment and defeated politicians in Turkey the most concern?

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QUESTION 21

  1. What caused the turn toward Islamist organizations in Turkey in the 1990s?

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QUESTION 22

  1. What gives Turkish Kurds their sense of communal identity?

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QUESTION 23

  1. What was key to Ahmadinejad’s ascendency to presidential victory in 2005?

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QUESTION 24

  1. What was the military’s response to the political gains of the Welfare Party and its Islamist character?

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QUESTION 25

  1. Which Turkish political leader led an Islamist revival in the 1990s?

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QUESTION 26

  1. Which of the following Arab states did NOT experience a violent civil war during the revolutionary events of 2011?

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QUESTION 27

  1. Which of the following actors in Lebanese politics emphasized Lebanon’s confrontation with external enemies?

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QUESTION 28

  1. Which of the following best characterizes President Rafsanjani’s policies?

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QUESTION 29

  1. Which of the following best characterizes Saudi state policy post-2011?

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QUESTION 30

  1. Which of the following best defines the Anatolian tigers?

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QUESTION 31

  1. Which of the following countries had been experiencing a youth bulge at the time of the uprisings?

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QUESTION 32

  1. Which of the following defines the Doha Agreement?

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QUESTION 33

  1. Which of the following does NOT explain the longevity of the Syrian civil war?

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QUESTION 34

  1. Which of the following helped al-Sisi’s new regime in Egypt?

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QUESTION 35

  1. Which of the following is NOT a reason as to why Bashar al-Asad’s regime has remained so resilient?

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QUESTION 36

  1. Which of the following is NOT an accurate characterization of the Houthis?

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QUESTION 37

  1. Which of the following is NOT true about Lebanon’s March 14 forces?

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QUESTION 38

  1. Which of the following is NOT true of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s?

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QUESTION 39

  1. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the Cedar revolution?

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QUESTION 40

  1. Which of the following is a country in which there was no change of regime in 2011?

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QUESTION 41

  1. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the population in Lebanon by 2015?

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QUESTION 42

  1. Which of the following statements about the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is true?

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QUESTION 43

  1. Which of the following statements accurately describes the demonstrations at Gezi Park in 2013?

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QUESTION 44

  1. Which of the following statements is NOT true of Hizbullah?

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QUESTION 45

  1. Which of the following was a reason the European Union questioned Turkey’s potential acceptance into the EU?

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QUESTION 46

  1. Which of the following was not among the most significant variables in navigating successful political and economic transitions in the wake of 2011?

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QUESTION 47

  1. Who or what took formal executive power in Egypt on February 11, 2011 after the arrest of Husni Mubarak?

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QUESTION 48

  1. Who was the twenty-six-year old Tunisian who lit himself on fire in protest of Tunisia’s economic stagnation, as well as the abuse, repression, and extortion of its citizens?

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QUESTION 49

  1. Who were the Sinai militants?

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QUESTION 50

  1. Why is the date “January 25” relevant within the revolutionary activity of 2011?
 
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