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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 100 days, some ___________ Tutsi, as well as the Hutu politicians, are murdered.
(a) 8,000,000.
(b) 800,000.
(c) 8,000.
(d) 80,000.

2. The first wave of calls for an international war crimes tribunal in the 1990s comes after:
(a) The Bosnian genocide.
(b) Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait.
(c) The Rwandan genocide.
(d) The Srbrenica massacre.

3. What is the goal of NATO's bombing campaign?
(a) Autonomy for Bosnia.
(b) Milosevic's ouster.
(c) Milosevic's death.
(d) Autonomy for Kosovo.

4. When Milosevic arrives at the War Crimes Tribunal, he becomes the _______ Yugoslav war crimes suspect behind UN bars.
(a) 15th.
(b) 1st.
(c) 40th.
(d) 39th.

5. The former Yugoslavia presents no obvious threat to:
(a) European interests.
(b) U.S. interests.
(c) Regional stability.
(d) Soviet interests.

6. 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) 25,000.
(c) 250,000.
(d) 15,000.

7. Kurdish refugees begin pouring into ____________ and pouring out stories of their suffering to anyone who would listen.
(a) Yugoslavia.
(b) Turkey.
(c) Iran.
(d) Afghanistan.

8. Policymakers in favor of ratification argue not only for the moral imperatives but also that non-ratification is:
(a) Enhancing Soviet interests and status.
(b) Damaging American interests and status.
(c) Enhancing and facilitating the spread of Communism.
(d) Damaging the UN's interests and status.

9. On February 18, 1986:
(a) The Senate votes on the ratification resolution.
(b) The Senate rejects the ratification resolution.
(c) The Senate amends the ratification resolution.
(d) The Senate adopts the ratification resolution.

10. By April 10, 1994, Dallaire becomes convinced that the Hutus are targeting anyone who had this in their possession:
(a) A college degree.
(b) A Rwandan passport.
(c) A Rwandan driver's license.
(d) A Tutsi identification card.

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

12. Which ethnic group is responsible for the aggression against minorities after Yugoslavia's collapse?
(a) Croats.
(b) Montenegrins.
(c) Serbs.
(d) Bosnians.

13. Which substance is not used by Iraqi forces in the attack on Halabja?
(a) Mustard gas.
(b) Tabun.
(c) Sarin.
(d) Ricin.

14. Senator Proxmire continues to give a speech a day to the Senate on genocide. By the early __________, more Americans seem to be open to the idea of ratifying the genocide treaty.
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1990s.
(c) 1960s.
(d) 1980s.

15. After the president's plane is shot down, Colonel Theoneste Bagosora and the Rwandan army take control of the country. What Rwandan tribe does Bagosora belong to?
(a) Tutsi.
(b) Pygmy.
(c) Hutu.
(d) Watusi.

Short Answer Questions

1. The town of Halabja becomes known as the Kurdish ____________.

2. The Serbians separate the men and boys in Srbrenica from the women and girls. What happens to the women and girls?

3. On April 16, 1994, which American newspaper reports the deaths of 1,200 Tutsi (men, women, and children) in a church building?

4. Serbia becomes disillusioned with ____________, its leader, and begins to demand an end to his rule.

5. Which 1998 law signed by President Clinton calls for an international tribunal to be established to try those who committed the Kurdish genocide?

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