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Exercise on Causality


Directions: The following fill-in-the-blanks and questions pertain to causality. Circle the most appropriate type or answer the question; then, briefly explain the basis for your response.
 
 

1. Nuclear weapons are __________ for nuclear war.

a. not necessary

b. not sufficient

c. neither sufficient nor necessary

Explain your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Organized groups are __________ causes of war. a. not necessary

b. not sufficient

c. neither necessary nor sufficient

Explain your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Large-scale violent conflict is a(n) __________ cause of war. a. necessary

b. sufficient

c. necessary and sufficient

Explain your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. To end war it is __________ to end large-scale violent conflict. a. necessary

b. sufficient

c. necessary and sufficient

Explain your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. Individual aggression is best viewed as a(n) ___________ of war. a. contributory factor

b. necessary cause

c. sufficient cause

d. irrelevant variable

Explain your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. Injustice often is viewed as a contributory factor in the occurrence of war. What would it take for injustice to be viewed as a necessary cause? Explain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. Following Glossop's definitions, what are the necessary and sufficient cause(s) of war? Explain.