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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. After the Serbian forces leave Kosovo, Albanians expell 100,000 Serbs from Kosovo and killed __________.
(a) 150,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 700,000.
(d) 1,500.

2. How do most of the Kurds killed by the Iraqis die?
(a) Biological attacks.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Gas attacks.
(d) Mass executions.

3. The ratification of the genocide treaty makes the U.S. ________ in its reactions to genocide.
(a) Less cautious.
(b) Overly aggressive.
(c) More cautious.
(d) More aggressive.

4. What form of intervention do the United States, Europe, and the United Nations not deploy in Bosnia until it is too late?
(a) Military.
(b) Political.
(c) Humanitarian.
(d) Economic.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. One year after the U.S. ratifies the genocide convention, who is the president of Iraq?

2. In 1994, what measure does the UN Security Council take against the Serbs?

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

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

5. Under NATO plan 40-104, how many troops are the U.S. committed to deploying to help with the extraction of European forces?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the human and geographic toll of the Serbs' genocide against the Bosnians, in terms of people killed, people displaced, and partitioning of Bosnian territory?

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

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. Why was the Arusha agreement unpopular with Hutu extremists?

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

6. In February, 1999, Western allies presented Milosevic with a "take-it-or-leave-it" proposal. What were the conditions of this proposal?

7. What has turned out to be the drawback to not necessarily holding genocide proceedings in the victimized country?

8. What was the influence of the creation of the 1993 International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia upon the Rwandan genocide?

9. What consequence did the State Department threaten against the Serbian soldiers?

10. Why did Rwanda actually vote against setting up its war crimes tribunal?

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