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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year does President Reagan lay a wreath at Germany's Bitburg Cemetery, which holds the graves of 49 Nazi SS officials?
(a) 1983.
(b) 1984.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1985.

2. On April 23, NATO officials target the _______________ of Milosevic and his associates.
(a) Finances and businesses.
(b) Businesses and families.
(c) Personal property and businesses.
(d) Families and friends.

3. On what date does NATO begin bombing Serb forces?
(a) July 24, 1995.
(b) August 30, 1995.
(c) July 20, 1995.
(d) July 27, 1995.

4. In response to the bombing, Serbian forces expell 1.3 million Kosovars, _____________ of which flee to Macedonia and Albania.
(a) 700,000.
(b) 1,200,000.
(c) 1,000,000.
(d) 500,000.

5. In the United States, Peter Galbraith, a staff member of the __________________, keep watch on the situation in Iraq.
(a) Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(b) House Foreign Relations Committee.
(c) Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(d) Senate Finance Committee.

6. In 1990, after the U.S. Senate cuts off Iraq's financial assistance and credit line, what happened?
(a) Iraq invaded Iran.
(b) Iraq invaded Kuwait.
(c) Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. Marines.
(d) Saddam Hussein was overthrown by his military.

7. Although Milosevic is initially indicted only for crimes against humanity, the indictment is broadened to include genocide in:
(a) Bosnia.
(b) Croatia.
(c) Albania.
(d) Kosovo.

8. On what date do NATO jets begin bombing Serbia in an attempt to head off the looming genocide in Kosovo?
(a) March 24, 1995.
(b) May 24, 1999.
(c) February 14, 1999.
(d) March 24, 1999.

9. Under NATO plan 40-104, how many troops are the U.S. committed to deploying to help with the extraction of European forces?
(a) None.
(b) 250,000.
(c) 25,000.
(d) 15,000.

10. The Serb crackdown in Kosovo is endangering a fragile peace in Bosnia on which the U.S. had already spent more than:
(a) $100 billion.
(b) $1 trillion.
(c) $10 million.
(d) $10 billion.

11. From 1983 to 1988, the United States gives Iraq more than ____________ per year in credit so that Iraq could purchase American products.
(a) $50 million.
(b) $1 billion.
(c) $5 million.
(d) $500 million.

12. On which humanitarian crisis does the U.S. government focus in an attempt to deflect attention and public pressure away from Bosnia?
(a) Afghanistan.
(b) Somalia.
(c) Romania.
(d) Ethiopia.

13. Serbia becomes disillusioned with ____________, its leader, and begins to demand an end to his rule.
(a) Amor Masovic.
(b) Ratko Mladic.
(c) Radovan Karadzic.
(d) Slobodan Milosevic.

14. After the U.S. embassy in London cables Washington with news of the Srbrenica atrocities, how do senior U.S. and UN officials treat the situation?
(a) As nothing out of the ordinary.
(b) As a military situation.
(c) As an act of war.
(d) As an international humanitarian crisis.

15. From whom does the most detailed evidence of the atrocities come?
(a) The area's UN special reporter for human rights.
(b) Three Muslim women who escape.
(c) Three Muslim men who survive a massacre.
(d) Journalists who are stationed in the region.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which human rights group had been keeping a close eye on the Yugoslavian situation since the early-1990s?

2. On ______ the UN war crimes tribunal indicts Milosevic for crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

3. Which concentration center does British Independent Television gain footage of?

4. Which ethnic group is responsible for the aggression against minorities after Yugoslavia's collapse?

5. What do Western diplomats suggest that Bosnia offer to its minorities?

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