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Unit 3 B Post Test
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In which country did President George H.W. Bush's diplomatic skills result in a foreign policy that demonstrates the power of multilateralism?
E. the Soviet Union
Which best describes the Doctrine of Enlargement?
A. a foreign policy stance that advocates multilateral engagement for the good and protection of an allied country
B. a foreign policy stance that sets up a hierarchy within an alliance and puts US interests first
*C. a foreign policy stance that seeks to open markets, promote democracy, and defend weaker nations
D. a foreign policy stance that espouses a unilateral approach to protecting the best interests of the United States
E. a foreign policy stance that assumes the interests of many nations can be met without engagement in nation building
How did the first President Bush handle US-China foreign policy following the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing? (Section 2)
A. Bush took a hard stance against China's human rights violations and instituted the New World Order doctrine.
*B. Bush tried to play down the incident with Congress and the public in order to maintain an alliance with China on foreign trade and investment.
C. Bush sent negotiators to China to maintain communication and a relationship with China while publicly imposing sanctions.
D. Bush, a strong supporter of the rule of law, took a hard line stance against the protestors and backed China's handling of those who broke the laws.
E. Bush, in order to maintain an alliance with the fragile Russian nation, used the waning Soviet government as a buffer to avoid censuring China.
What was a criticism made of George H.W. Bush's New World Order? (Section 2)
A. It imposed too many restrictions on subjugated nations.
*B. It was vague and its parameters were hard to define.
C. It involved a heavy level of funding for military efforts.
D. It established the rule of law but did not incorporate humanitarianism.
E. It implied too much reluctance toward US intervention in foreign affairs.
What was the Bush Doctrine? (Section 2)
A. a belief that the United States had to protect its allies
*B. a belief that the Unites States had the right to remove perceived threats
C. a policy of non-engagement with allies unwilling to go to Iraq
D. a policy of multilateral engagement for the capture of Osama bin Laden
E. a policy that stated the use of waterboarding was appropriate as a form of interrogation
What was the mission of al-Qaeda? (Section Unknown)
A. to force the Soviet Union's troops out of Afghanistan and destroy their supporters
B. to train the Taliban forces and help them form a government in Afghanistan after the Soviets left
*C. to destroy all non-Muslims and their Muslim supporters and form a central Islamic government
D. to destroy all terrorist training camps outside of Afghanistan and keep their militants close at hand for assignments
E. to remove foreigners from Arab land and, once gone, to leave them alone
What was the controversy surrounding the creation of the Transportation Safety Administration? (Section 3)
A. The agency was not monitoring airport security carefully enough and let the terrorists hijack the planes on 9/11.
B. The agency overreached in its authority and detained people thought to be opposed to the Homeland Security Act.
*C. The agency detained hundreds of Middle Easterners, leading to claims of civil rights violations.
D. The agency revoked the visas of Middle Easterners without proper authorization.
E. The agency used the Patriot Act as a premise to gain access to passengers' personal possessions.
What were the chief provisions in the USA Patriot Act? (Section Unknown)
A. The government could eavesdrop on telephone calls and privileged conversations between prisoners and their lawyers.
B. The government could prosecute individual citizens for not supporting the War on Terror.
*C. The government could violate due process laws if a citizen was deemed to be unpatriotic.
D. The government could require citizens to swear an oath of patriotism if they were deemed a threat to the country.
E. The government could pass legislation without the sufficient number of votes if it was deemed essential to US safety.
Who led the Solidarity movement in Poland? (Section 1)
A. Czeslaw Milosz
B. Konstantin Chernenko
*C. Lech Walesa
D. Leonid Brezhnev
E. Mikhail Gorbachev
Which was a fundamental element of supply-side economics? (Section Unknown)
A. corporate tax hikes
B. economic deregulation
*C. marginal tax hikes
D. tax hikes
E. strengthen economic regulations
What were Gorbechev's economic reform efforts called? (Section 1)
D. supply-side economics
Which group of anti-Soviets did the U.S. support in Afghanistan? (Section 3)
A. el-Sadat supporters
B. Grenadian freedom fighters
C. Khomeini backers
What is the primary purpose of the Kyoto Protocol?
( Section Unknown)
A. to decrease the dependence on natural resources in developing countries
*B. to limit and decrease the worldwide emission of greenhouse gases
C. to encourage the growth of a global economy by creating a single world currency
D. to shed light on human rights abuses in countries torn by political unrest
E. to study the various indicators of democracy in different countries
Which best describes conservation, as it applies to environmentalism? (Section 4)
*A. the preservation and protection of land and other natural resources for enjoyment by future generations
B. the economic use of natural resources in a careful, controlled way
C. the idea that individual rights take precedence over rights of the state, including rights to land use
D. the ban of logging and clear-cutting on federal forest lands
E. the practice of not allowing burning in national parks
For what purpose was the Environmental Protection Agency established? (Section 4)
A. to write laws pertaining to environmental regulation
*B. to oversee guidelines for clean water, air, and other environmental issues
C. to protect endangered fish and wildlife
D. to track changes in the environmental movement
E. to increase the influence of the federal government over state industries
Imagine you are a candidate for president. Your campaign manager tells you that Social Security reform is the "third rail of politics" and is considered an issue to be avoided. Why would your campaign manager give you this advice?
A. Your election platform is not focused on domestic issues.
B. Reform measures do not poll well for new candidates.
*C. The program is not popular with young voters, who are crucial to elections.
D. The program is popular with seniors, who vote more often than other groups.
E. There is no reason to discuss Social Security with the public.
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