Asia Pacific Political Theory
Asia Pacific Political Theory

Asia Pacific Political Theory

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This question pack examines how different political philosophies influenced historical governance in the Asia Pacific region.

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Asia Pacific Political Theory 1

Highly adaptive governmental planning and minimal bureaucracy would be most consistent with which Eastern philosophy?

A

Buddhism

B

Taoism

C

Islam

D

Confucianism

Asia Pacific Political Theory 2

Highly rigid governmental planning and complex bureaucracy would be most consistent with which Eastern philosophy?

A

Buddhism

B

Taoism

C

Islam

D

Confucianism

Asia Pacific Political Theory 3

In which country did Buddhism begin?

A

India

B

Thailand

C

Indonesia

D

Vietnam

Asia Pacific Political Theory 4

In which country did Shinto begin?

A

China

B

Korea

C

Japan

D

Thailand

Asia Pacific Political Theory 5

The belief that emperors were deities and blood descendants of the Sun Goddess was a tenet of

A

Taoism.

B

Shinto.

C

Confucianism.

D

Buddhism.

Asia Pacific Political Theory 6

The Wheel of Law is associated with which Eastern philosophy?

A

Buddhism

B

Taoism

C

Islam

D

Confucianism

Asia Pacific Political Theory 7

Which Eastern philosophy shares several common tenets with Hinduism?

A

Buddhism

B

Islam

C

Shinto

D

Taoism

Asia Pacific Political Theory 8

Which of the following authors’ writings on government had substantial common ground with those of Adam Smith, published several centuries later?

A

Confucius

B

Siddhartha Buddha

C

Lao Tzu

D

Mohammed

Asia Pacific Political Theory 9

Which of the following Eastern philosophies believes in karma, the concept that individuals are rewarded or punished not only for their current actions but also for actions in their past lives?

A

Islam

B

Taoism

C

Shinto

D

Buddhism

Asia Pacific Political Theory 10

The Eastern philosophy that believes that change is the one unchanging factor in the universe is

A

Buddhism.

B

Taoism.

C

Islam.

D

Confucianism.

Asia Pacific Political Theory 11

Which of the following strategies for dealing with spies would be recommended by Sun Tzu?

A

execution

B

torture

C

bribery

D

all of the above

Asia Pacific Political Theory 12

The practice of alien or foreign political rule or control imposed on a people is called

A

feudalism.

B

autocracy.

C

manifest destiny.

D

colonialism.

Asia Pacific Political Theory 13

The practice of taking over another country in order to reap its raw materials (sugar, minerals, oil, timber, cotton, silk, tea, etc.) and export them to your own country for processing and sale of finished goods is called

A

mercantilism.

B

feudalism.

C

colonialism.

D

manifest destiny.

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