7 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- The fear, prevalent in the 1950s, that international communism was conspiratorial, insidious, bent on world domination, and infiltrating American government and cultural institutions. It was named after Senator Joseph McCarthy and flourished after the Korean War.
- The head of the Department of State and traditionally a key adviser to the president on foreign policy.
- A policy that involves choice taking like domestic policy, but additionally involves choices about relations with the rest of the world. The president is the chief initiator of foreign policy in the United States.
- The ratio of what is paid for imports to what is earned in exports. When more is imported than exported, there is a balance-of-trade deficit.
- An economic organization consisting of Arab nations that controls the price of oil and the amount of oil its members produce and sell to other nations.
- War by other than military means usually emphasizing ideological conflict, such as that between the United States and the Soviet Union from the end of World War II until the 1990s.
6 True/False Questions
Containment Doctrine → The ratio of what is paid for imports to what is earned in exports. When more is imported than exported, there is a balance-of-trade deficit.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization → Renamed "Star Wars" by critics, a plan for defense against the Soviet Union unveiled by President Reagan in 1983. The Strategic Defense Initiative would create a global umbrella in space, using high-tech devices to destroy invading missiles.
Central Intelligence Agency → Mutual dependency, in which the actions of nations reverberate and affect one another's economic lifelines.
Isolationism → A foreign policy followed throughout most of our nation's history whereby the United States has followed to stay out of other nations' conflicts, particularly European wars. Isolationism was reaffirmed by the Monroe Doctrine.
Strategic Defense Initative → The head of the Department of State and traditionally a key adviser to the president on foreign policy.
Joint Chiefs of Staff → The commanding officers of the armed services who advise the president on military policy.