Iranian comparative politics questions.?

1.The population of Iran is
a.notably homogeneous
b.predominantly Arab
c.very young by global norms
d.small by European standards
e.growing at an unprecedented rate

2.Iranian history is commonly traced back to the
a.dependent state created by Alexander the Great
b.Mongol invasion
c.Ottoman Empire
d.Persian Empire that warred with classical Greece
e.post-World War I British colony of Tehran

3.The adoption of Shiism by most Iranian Muslims was in part a reflection of the
a.non-Arab composition of the population
b.influence of Muhammad’s challengers in early Islam
c.inability of the mainstream Islamic leadership to convert Iranians
d.Asian influences in Iranian culture
e.powerful monotheistic tradition in Iranian society

4.A distinguishing political feature of Shiism is the
a.popularly elected leadership
b.formally trained religious hierarchy
c.religious sanction for individual liberties
d.long tradition of theocratic involvement in politics
e.emphasis on international political organization

5.The poverty rate in Iran
a.results from the country’s inability to exploit its oil wealth
b.remains low because of religious charities
c.seems artificially high because of casualties of the war with Iraq
d.is one of the highest in the Middle East
e.generates great support for economic and technological innovation

6.A still powerful political legacy of ancient Iran is the notion that
a.leaders are divinely chosen
b.government should be chosen by the people
c.rulers should be just and fair
d.no one should be noticeably richer than anyone else
e.religious leaders should be subordinate to political leaders

7.All the following contributed to Iranian isolationism EXCEPT
a.invasions by Alexander the Great
b.invasions by the Mongols
c.the logical “competition” between Iranian Shiism and Arab Sunni teachings
d.development of Sufi mysticism
e.attacks by the Ottoman Empire

8.Nineteenth century global pressures on Iran included all the following EXCEPT
a.investments by foreign countries
b.successes of Christian missionaries
c.Russian military advisors to the Shah’s army
d.educational experiences in Europe by middle class Iranians
e.competition between Britain and Russia for influence in Iran

9.At the beginning of the 20th century, opposition to the authoritarian Qajar Dynasty came from
a.Russian business interests seeking to sell goods in Iran
b.minority Sunni believers
c.owners of large tracts of land
d.the educated elite
e.the urban poor

10.The 1905 Constitutional Revolution created
a.the first Islamic Republic
b.a forceful attempt at import substitution
c.a short-lived regime governed by the rule of law
d.chaos that allowed Britain and Russian to create colonies in southern and northern Iran
e.a stable regime that lasted until 1979

11.The Pahlavi Dynasty was founded by
a.an ayatollah turned general
b.an ambitious soldier trained by the Russian army
c.a tribal leader hand-picked by the British
d.a Western-educated economics professor
e.the son of peasants whose first career was teaching

12.A major emphasis of the Pahlavi shahs was
a.to instill enthusiasm for Islam
b.promoting the export of Iranian manufactured goods
c.safeguarding the property rights of owners of large estates
d.to encourage Soviet-style industrialization
e.building a public educational system

13.The second Pahlavi shah prepared for kingship by
a.partying in Western European cities
b.attending a military academy in Moscow
c.studying Islamic law in Qom
d.working as a secretary for his father
e.leading a military campaign against a Soviet republic in the north of Iran

14.Mossadeq’s reforms in the early 1950s centered on
a.putting Muslim clerics in key government posts
b.gaining public approval for the shah
c.nationalizing the oil industry
d.winning U.S. support to counter British influences
e.creating a liberal democracy

15.The U.S.-sponsored coup that overthrew Mossadeq and put the shah back in power was organized by the CIA because
a.post-World War II Britain was unable to extend its power to the Mid East
b.some of Mossadeq’s support came from Iranian Communists
c.Turkish and Iraqi forces were threatening to divide the country and take control of Iranian oil fields
d.Cold War tensions centered on rivalries in the Middle East
e.American foreign policy successes in China and Eastern Europe emboldened policy makers in Washington, D.C.

4 Responses to “Iranian comparative politics questions.?”

  1. rebelioner Says:

    i guess these are your history lesson homework you are trying to solve this way, i took a look and i think many of those questions doesnt have any right choices to choose. for example british have never had a colony in tehran or even a noteable population.
    also none will boder answering all of these questions.

  2. Libs, Zero Tolerance Says:

    What was the question. And why are you here?

  3. qualitylife Says:

    my cat would answer these questions better than 99% of Americans.
    most Americans still think Iran and Iraq are the same country…..one is just a mispronounciation.
    they couldnt locate it on a map
    yet, they all know they just hate Iran and all Iranians. that they know very well.

  4. grilley wengler Says:

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