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SS Chapter 10E

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1) During the Harry Truman administration, what agency was developed to promote world peace? A) Federal Bureau of Investigations B) Peace Corp C) Great Society D) United Nations
2) What was the major reason for the establishment of the United Nations? A) to provide ways for nations to settle their differences peacefully B) to assure that national elections are carried out fairly C) to provide all nations with democratic governments D) to assure that all nations have military of equal size
3) The most important role of the United Nations has been to A) encourage a rebirth of colonialism B) provide opportunities for discussion of international problems C) control the distribution of scarce natural resources D) force a worldwide decline in nationalism
4) A basic aim of the United Nations is to A) prevent the formation of new nations B) settle international disputes by peaceful methods C) stop the spread of communism D) overthrow undemocratic governments
5) The United Nations was created in order to A) improve international cooperation among nations of the world B) solve domestic problems within Asian nations C) replace national governments with one world government D) support the spread of world communism
6) What organization was established in 1945 to promote peace and settle conflicts between nations? A) North Atlantic Treaty Organization B) NORAD C) Warsaw Pact D) United Nations
7) In 1919 (following World War I), the United States Senate rejected American membership in the League of Nations. After World War II, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of United States membership in the United Nations. A A) United States foreign policy had changed significantly. B) The Senate in 1919 knew that the League of Nations would fail. C) A new constitutional amendment allowed the United States to join the United Nations. D) The United Nations was formed to fight communism.
8) Which one of the following best explains why the United States decided to become members of the United Nations? A) The United Nations promised to always support the United States on important issues. B) The United Nations provided a means of raising revenue for the United States. C) The United Nations would help the United States carry out some of its foreign policy decisions. D) The United Nations provided the United States a means to reduce the amount of money spent on military aid.
9) Which one of the following is accurate about the United States' relationship to the United Nations? A) The United States has refused to join the United Nations. B) The United States helped to set up the United Nations and has given money to support it. C) The United States withdrew from the United Nations when mainland China became a member. D) The United States has been successful in preventing any communist nation from becoming a member of the United Nations.
10) Which one of the following was the main reason why the United Nations was frequently not able to solve international disputes during the period 1945 to 1989? A) The most powerful nations in the United Nations often disagreed. B) The United Nations had too many members. C) The United Nations did not have any peacekeeping powers. D) The most powerful nations did not belong to the United Nations.
11) Which one of the following is true of the United Nations? A) Most African nations have refused to join the United Nations. B) Communist nations are still not allowed to join the United Nations. C) The United Nations controls all nuclear weapons. D) Third-world nations have become increasingly influential in the United Nations.
12) What historical event was illustrated in the cartoon? A) The removal of the Chinese People's Republic from the United Nations. B) The collapse of the United Nations. C) The admission of the Chinese People's Republic to the United Nations. D) President Richard Nixon's visit to the Chinese People's Republic.
13) The cartoon was related to what change in United States foreign policy of the early 1970s? A) United States withdrawal from United Nations activities B) growing hostility toward developing nations C) increased isolation of the United States from Asian affairs D) reduced opposition to China's participation in world affairs
14) What nation was represented by the stone block labeled "Expulsion of a Member?" A) Democratic People's Republic of Korea B) Republic of Vietnam C) Nationalist China (Taiwan) D) Kingdom of Laos
15) The major goal of United States foreign policy has traditionally been to A) provide for the security of the nation B) control other nations C) spread Christian religion to other nations D) promote isolationism
16) The doctrines of Monroe, Truman, and Nixon are examples of presidential action in A) education reform B) civil rights reform C) economic planning D) foreign policy
17) Historically, when has the United States most often become involved in world problems? A) when constitutional amendments have increased presidential powers B) after isolationists have influenced congressional legislation C) whenever its national interest has appeared to be threatened D) after national nominating conventions have been held
18) Beginning in the 1970s, relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China changed from hostile to friendly. This change was due mainly to A) each nation's concern for its own self-interest B) the existence of good relations between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union C) United States involvement in Southeast Asia D) the growth of the energy crisis
19) Which factor had the greatest influence on United States foreign policy since 1789? A) emphasis on the destruction of communism through military force B) desire to sell advanced technology to developing nations C) need to promote the national self-interest D) concern for environmental conditions throughout the world
Speaker A: I think that the United States should mind its own business. Speaker B: The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans cannot protect us against nuclear weapons. Speaker C: The United States must cooperate with international organizations that are trying to bring peace to the world. Americans can't do the job alone. Speaker D: The United States must be willing to fight its enemies whenever they threaten 20) Which speaker is the best example of an isolationist? A) A B) B C) C D) D
21) Which speaker would most likely support the United Nations? A) A B) B C) C D) D
22) Which speaker might have supported Woodrow Wilson after World War I? A) A B) B C) C D) D
23) When George Washington was president of the United States, he followed a foreign policy similar to that described by Speaker A) A B) B C) C D) D
24) Which speakers would defend United States' policy in Vietnam in the 1960s? A) A and C B) C and B C) B and D D) D and A
25) " The president sent his vice president to China to discuss a cultural exchange program, his secretary of state to Geneva for a conference on world trade, ? A) The president neglects his responsibilities in his own country. B) The president generally pursues a foreign policy of isolationism. C) The president encourages other nations to withdraw from the United Nations. D) The president takes a diplomatic interest in the affairs of other nations.
26) " I don't see how an industrial nation can exist with declining energy sources. If new sources of energy are not discovered, we will take over any area we need to provide us with energy so that we can remain a 'world power.'" This statement might best be used to support the idea of A) neutrality B) imperialism C) self-determination D) isolationism
27) If a speaker were using the terms "Third World" and "emerging nations" he would probably be speaking about A) countries which do not have highly developed economies B) countries which are members of NATO C) members in the European Common Market D) countries which are not members of the United Nations
28) According to the graph, the United States foreign aid after World War II A) consisted mainly of military aid B) had not changed in 20 years C) increased steadily, especially between the years 1962 and 1969 D) consisted of military and economic aid
29) According to the graph, which one of the following would probably have been true if foreign aid continued through 1972? A) Economic and military aid would have been discontinued. B) Military aid would have continued to increase. C) Military aid would have continued to decrease. D) Economic aid would have continued to increase.
Speaker A: The United States is the richest nation in the world. Most of the other people in the world live in poverty. Speaker B: I don't think we should get hung up with the problems Speaker C: The problems of the world are too great for any one country to solve. We can't do the job alone. Speaker D: We should help only those countries which are friendly to us and which are part of the anti-communist bloc. 30) isolationist point of view? A) A B) B C) C D) D
31) Which speaker would most likely support the Peace Corps program? A) A B) B C) C D) D
32) Which speaker is most likely to support the United Nations? A) A B) B C) C D) D
33) Which speaker would have defended United States military policy in Southeast Asia in the 1960s? A) A B) B C) C D) D
34) Which speaker would have most likely supported VISTA? A) A B) B C) C D) D
Speaker A: The United States spends 62ยข out of every $1.00 collected in taxes on national defense and Speaker B: The security of the United States is tied to the security of other nations. If we do not aid our allies Speaker C: The United States has misundersto Speaker D: One-half of the world's population has an average yearly income of less than $300, while 15 35) Which speaker would have supported United States policy in Southeast Asia during the 1960s? A) A B) B C) C D) D
36) Which speaker would have been considered a "dove" on United States involvement in Vietnam? A) A B) B C) C D) D
37) Which speaker probably supported the defense treaties which the United States had with other nations? A) A B) B C) C D) D
38) Which speaker felt that solving problems within the United States was more important than solving international problems? A) A B) B C) C D) D
39) Which speaker was concerned with the widening gulf between the "have" and "have-not" nations? A) A B) B C) C D) D
A: We should meet the enemy and fight him where we find him. That's the only way to keep him from taki Speaker B: We should mind our own business in world affairs. We have enough problems at home without trying to play world policeman. Speaker C: Foreign aid is like pouring money down the drain. We aren't ever going to get bac Speaker D: The United States is a world leader. We have a duty to support our friends while trying to promote understanding to keep peace and prevent a nuclear war.
40) Which speaker would most likely have supported a United States policy of friendship with the former Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China? A) A B) B C) C D) D
41) Which two speakers would most likely have wanted the United States to follow a policy of isolationism? A) C and D B) A and D C) B and C D) A and B
42) Which speaker probably promoted the use force in United States foreign policy? A) A B) B C) C D) D
43) Which two speakers would most likely have opposed United States participation in the Vietnam conflict? A) C and D B) A and B C) B and C D) A and D
44) Why has the role of the United States in world affairs changed during the 1900s from what it was during the 1800s? A) Presidents could only make foreign policy decisions based on public opinions in the 1900s. B) The United States became a major world power in the 1900s. C) The Senate no longer approved all foreign policy actions taken by the president in 1900s. D) Presidents had less power in the 1900s.
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