Mock Mid-Term Exam

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MOCK MID-TERM
EXAMINATION
Political Science 146A
Winter 2014
SCOPE: WEEKS 1-6
Videos:
• “Missing”
• “Balseros”
Reading:
• Smith, Talons, through chapter 12
• Domínguez and Fernández de Castro, chapters
1, 3, 6-8
Lectures:
• Sessions 1-6, at <pages.ucsd.edu/~phsmith>
I. DISCUSSION ITEMS (~30 points)
Write short (two- to three-sentence) statements identifying
and explaining the significance of such items as:
Roosevelt Corollary
José Martí
Alliance for Progress
Rafael Trujillo
Charles Horman
Organization of American States
Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL)
“dirty war”
Truman Doctrine
Lula
Salvador Allende
Good Neighbor Policy
César Augusto Sandino
MERCOSUR
Balseros
II. ESSAY QUESTIONS (~70 points)
Be ready to write essays on such topics as:
1. Describe the concept of “manifest destiny” and its implications for U.S.-Latin
American relations.
2. Describe and analyze the ideological content of Latin American reactions to
the rise of U.S. power during the so-called “imperial era.” .
3. What were the principal political effects of the Cold War within Latin
America?
4. Describe the short- and long-term effects of NAFTA.
5. How has Latin America played the “geo-economic game” since the 1990s?
Which countries have been most successful? Why?
6. What have been the impacts on Latin America of 9/11 and the “global war on
terror” ?
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