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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Bosnian Serb commander who directs the Srbrenica genocide?

2. 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?

3. In 1990, after the U.S. Senate cuts off Iraq's financial assistance and credit line, what happened?

4. Out of an overall population of 18 million Iraqis, how many are "problematic" (according to the government) Kurds?

5. When the Iraqi government orders Kurds to move into collective centers, any Kurd who remains in a prohibited area is:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. What have the Kurds demanded since 1922?

9. What were the conditions under which Milosevic was delivered to The Hague for his trial?

10. Although Rwanda held one of the seats on the UN Security Council, what measures that the Council could have taken against the Hutus' genocide were never suggested?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the mid-1980s, advocates for U.S. ratification of the genocide treaty argued that ratification would mean that the U.S. would now be able to file genocide charges against a country in the International Court of Justice. Using the text as backup, compare and contrast the United States' reaction to genocidal acts after it ratified the treaty with its reaction to them prior to ratification in order to decide whether ratification advocates' predictions had come true.

Essay Topic 2

Using the text as backup, investigate why, during the postwar period, the Holocaust was rarely discussed in general American society and glossed over in, if not omitted entirely from, books and films of the period. In particular, focus on the role American Jews had in encouraging this approach toward the Nazi atrocities against their people and why they did so.

Essay Topic 3

Describe and explain the nature and structure of the joint Hutu/Tutsi government that was the result of the 1993 Arusha Accords that ended Rwanda's first civil war.

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