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

2. When Serbia refuses to restore autonomy to Kosovo, what group rises up in opposition?
(a) Kosovar Liberation Army.
(b) Liberation League of Albania.
(c) Albanian Freedom Fighters.
(d) Kosovo Liberation Army.

3. The Serbians separate the men and boys in Srbrenica from the women and girls. What happens to the women and girls?
(a) They are deported.
(b) They are left alone.
(c) They are raped.
(d) They are killed.

4. In 1991, __________ begins to break up into smaller countries.
(a) The Ottoman Empire.
(b) The Soviet Union.
(c) Yugoslavia.
(d) Czechoslovakia.

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

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

7. By November 2001, how many of the fifty-three Rwandan defendants in U.S. custody have been convicted of genocide?
(a) 53.
(b) 3.
(c) 50.
(d) 8.

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

9. On April 16, 1994, which American newspaper reports the deaths of 1,200 Tutsi (men, women, and children) in a church building?
(a) The New York Times.
(b) The Washington Post.
(c) USA Today.
(d) The Chicago Tribune.

10. Out of an overall population of 18 million Iraqis, how many are "problematic" (according to the government) Kurds?
(a) 4 million.
(b) 400,000.
(c) 8 million.
(d) 10 million.

11. Which 1998 law signed by President Clinton calls for an international tribunal to be established to try those who committed the Kurdish genocide?
(a) The Kurdish Genocide Act.
(b) The Iraq Liberation Act.
(c) The Iraqi Genocide Act.
(d) The Kurdistan Liberation Act.

12. In 1994, the United States set aside half a million dollars to collect information and evidence on which genocide?
(a) The Armenian genocide.
(b) The Rwandan genocide.
(c) The Holocaust.
(d) The Khmer Rouge atrocities.

13. In the three days it takes for UN soldiers to evacuate approximately 4,000 foreigners from Rwanda, how many Rwandans are killed?
(a) 100,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 40,000.

14. In what year does the Genocide Convention Implementation Act become law?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1987.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1989.

15. Which concentration center does British Independent Television gain footage of?
(a) Trnopolje.
(b) Helsinki.
(c) Srbrenica.
(d) Sarajevo.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do most of the Kurds killed by the Iraqis die?

2. On February 18, 1986:

3. On April 6, 1994, the jet of Rwanda's president is shot down with the president on board. What is the president's name?

4. In what year is the first genocide case tried before an international court?

5. What is the purpose of President Reagan's trip to Germany, which includes a visit to Germany's Bitburg Cemetery?

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