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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. Senator Bob Dole introduces a bill in the U.S. Senate that calls for what measure to be taken in order to help the Muslims in the Balkans?
(a) Lift the arms embargo.
(b) Commence air strikes against Serb troops.
(c) Send ground forces to the region.
(d) Freeze Serbia's assets.

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

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

4. 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) Damaging the UN's interests and status.
(d) Enhancing and facilitating the spread of Communism.

5. Which Serb is in custody for carrying out the Srebrenica atrocities?
(a) Slobodan Milosevic.
(b) Ratko Mladic.
(c) Radovan Karadzic.
(d) Radislav Krstic.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1991, __________ begins to break up into smaller countries.

2. Some European countries take exception to the _____________ within the U.S.'s ratification resolution.

3. When the safe area of Zepa is in danger from the Serbs, the Allies state they would only react with air power under what circumstance?

4. Officials at The Hague use the ______________ as a foundation for the court at which Slobodan Milosevic is tried.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Four months after the war began in Bosnia, Helsinki Watch released a report on the situation. What details did the report contain?

2. What was significant about the UN war crimes tribunal's indictment of Milosevic for crimes against humanity?

3. Although President Reagan stated that he would endorse the genocide convention, what first step was he, as well as his administration, seemingly reluctant to take?

4. What would have been the consequences of including, within the U.S. version of the genocide treaty, a restriction on its jurisdiction in cases where the U.S. might be called?

5. After the Hutu government began eliminating the Tutsi, what did the U.S. focus on instead of intervening to stop the genocide?

6. What were the terms of the agreement that Milosevic signed on June 3, 1999, after his surrender?

7. What is an example of one of the many treaties President Jimmy Carter used his leverage to ratify instead of the genocide treaty?

8. When Yugoslavia began to break up into smaller countries in 1991, what dilemma was Bosnia thrown into?

9. Why did the U.S. turn a blind eye to Iraqi brutality against the Kurds?

10. From 1987-1988, Hussein's military killed how many Kurds as it destroyed thousands of Kurdish villages?

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