"A Problem From Hell:" America and the Age of Genocide Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lemkin notes earlier in the century that _________ and genocide are almost always connected.
(a) Famine.
(b) War.
(c) Natural disaster.
(d) Poverty.

2. What is the name of the leader of the Khmer Rouge?
(a) Pol Pot,
(b) Bao Dai.
(c) Idi Amin.
(d) Hun Sen.

3. In America, according to Power, the struggle to stop genocide is often determined by:
(a) Lobbyists.
(b) Domestic politics.
(c) Special interests and civil rights groups.
(d) International politics.

4. In October 1945, the Nuremberg indictments all mention ______________ in an international legal setting, although it is not be mentioned in the convictions.
(a) Genocide.
(b) War crimes.
(c) Warmongering.
(d) Terrorism.

5. What term does the Allied condemnation apply to Turkey's persecution of the Armenians?
(a) Genocide.
(b) Crimes against humanity.
(c) Ethnic cleansing.
(d) Racism.

6. Lemkin decides to lobby to what international body to adopt a resolution on genocide?
(a) The UN General Assembly.
(b) The National Atlantic Treaty Organization.
(c) The Allies' international military tribunal.
(d) The League of Nations.

7. There has been __________ public recognition of the Allies' inaction with regard to the Holocaust.
(a) Very little.
(b) Some.
(c) A great deal of.
(d) No.

8. President Carter makes the first public condemnation of the Khmer Rouge in ____1978.
(a) September.
(b) August.
(c) January.
(d) April.

9. Lemkin believes that both the ___________ and _________ existence of groups needs to be preserved.
(a) Physical; cultural.
(b) Financial; physical.
(c) National; cultural.
(d) Cultural; psychological.

10. The genocide convention receives U.S. support at the UN and many are ____________ its domestic ratification.
(a) Undecided about.
(b) In support of.
(c) Opposed to.
(d) Active advocates for.

11. As information about Hitler's extermination of the Jews becomes more widespread, what is the reaction of the majority of people?
(a) They rush to recruiting offices to help fight against the Nazis.
(b) They don't care.
(c) They can't believe what they are hearing and seeing.
(d) They start massive relief efforts.

12. As of the time the genocide treaty became international law, what country had not yet ratified it?
(a) Australia.
(b) Bulgaria.
(c) The United States.
(d) Saudi Arabia.

13. Who coins the word "genocide" to describe the atrocities in Nazi Germany and in Turkey?
(a) Lemkin.
(b) Karski.
(c) Zygielbojm.
(d) Roosevelt.

14. America officially ________, and Turkey officially _____________, the Armenian genocide. This stance is true with both countries to this day.
(a) Acknowledges, denies.
(b) Ignores, denies.
(c) Ignores, acknowledges.
(d) Denies, denies.

15. What nonbinding measure is suggested as a replacement of the UN genocide treaty, angering Lemkin?
(a) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(b) The Geneva Convention.
(c) The Civil Rights Act.
(d) The Declaration of Independence.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Khmer Rouge, in conducting their genocide, eliminates anyone deemed a(n) __________or a(n) _________.

2. In what year does the Armenian genocide, which kills nearly 1 million people, take place?

3. What bad news does Zygielbojm receive in 1943?

4. The author focuses on which country's response to genocide?

5. Which country tries unsuccessfully to charge Turkish leaders with criminal behavior in the aftermath of the Armenian genocide?

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