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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what country is Power a journalist during the genocide that takes place in the former Yugoslavia?
(a) Croatia.
(b) Serbia.
(c) Bosnia.
(d) Montenegro.

2. What group of people does Lemkin crusade on behalf of?
(a) Armenians.
(b) Romanian Gypsies.
(c) European Jews.
(d) French Basques.

3. Turkey claims its actions are necessary to suppress _______________.
(a) A disease outbreak among the Armenians.
(b) Armenian revolt.
(c) Armenian birth rates.
(d) Armenian attempts to convert Turkey's Muslims to Christianity.

4. Why doesn't the international community prosecute individuals for their roles in exterminating millions of German Jews?
(a) Nuremberg covered only cross-border crimes.
(b) The international community saw the issue as a national, not personal, crime.
(c) The genocide convention was passed after the Nuremberg trials had ended.
(d) The international community focused on prosecuting military organizations and governments.

5. The author focuses on which country's response to genocide?
(a) Denmark.
(b) America.
(c) Canada.
(d) The United Kingdom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What governmental position does Mehmed Talaat, who conducts the genocide, hold?

2. On what date does Raphael Lemkin die?

3. What is the reaction of many countries to refugees that they knew would be killed if forced to return to Germany?

4. The term "class enemy" that is used by the Khmer Rouge often translated into which group of people?

5. Why does Lemkin flee to Lithuania and then Sweden in 1939?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Raphael Lemkin worthy of an entire chapter of this book? What is his significance to this survey of genocide?

2. After escaping Germany in 1942, what did Jan Karski do with his findings gathered during his time undercover in the Warsaw ghetto and in a death camp?

3. After the Vietnamese ousted the Khmer Rouge from power in 1979, what proof of genocide did they find? What was the United States' reaction to the Vietnamese-discovered evidence, and why?

4. Which senator from South Dakota believed that genocide was taking place in Cambodia and wanted the United States to contribute military forces to make it stop?

5. What did Lemkin do while interacting with officials and the public regarding the Holocaust that he thought would make them believe his, and others', claims about Hitler's atrocities against the Jews?

6. Immediately after World War II, how did books and films that addressed the war deal with the Holocaust?

7. In what way did Power see U.S. policymakers handle the genocide in Bosnia?

8. What does Powers say motivates U.S. policymakers to keep the U.S. uninvolved in situations when genocide occurs?

9. What kind of law did Raphael Lemkin propose?

10. What does the author say is the first reason the United States has been slow to recognize and act when genocide has occurred?

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