Power & Polarity in the International System


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Several States decide to form an alliance to counteract the influence of a very powerful State. What concept does this situation describe?

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1. What type of system involves a hegemony that pretty much has influence over all others?

2. The Cold War period illustrates which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of international power and polarity. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include systems and power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • An alliance formed to counteract a very powerful State
  • System that has influence over all others
  • World system during the Cold War
  • Influence through use of economics and culture
  • Factors that affect a State's power

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about international power and polarity in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Cold War

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Power & Polarity in the International System, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define power and soft power
  • Understanding balance of power
  • Identifying different systems: unipolar, bipolar, and multipolar