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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. The Chinese learned to play the ____ off one another.
(a) Politicians.
(b) Opposition.
(c) Barbarians.
(d) Infiltrators.

2. A new gap in authority began to appear after the occurrence of the Qiying-_______ negotiations.
(a) Wilshire.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Macartney.
(d) Pottinger.

3. Which American political scientist is mentioned?
(a) Frank.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Pye.
(d) Mitchell.

4. In what year was the Treaty of Tianjin signed?
(a) 1868.
(b) 1848.
(c) 1858.
(d) 1838.

5. China saw itself as being in the center of the world and often referred to itself as the _____.
(a) Middle Kingdom.
(b) Heart.
(c) World's Blood.
(d) Nucleus.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Zheng He's expeditions stop abruptly?

2. The Prince quote an ancient Chinese saying: "Resort to peace and _____ when temporarily obliged to do so; use war and defense as your actual policy."

3. In which year was a letter dispatched from China to the US?

4. In what year did the "Plans for a Maritime Defense" go into effect?

5. The treaty also permitted travel on which river?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the Japanese culture compare and contrast to the Chinese culture?

2. At its peak, what was the size and scope of the Chinese empire?

3. What did China do to combat the threats from the Europeans?

4. Why were the Chinese approached by the "red-haired barbarians" of Britain in regards to free trade?

5. What were Deng's steps in the modernization of China? How did they compare to Mao's plans?

6. Why did Bismarck fail to capture the attention of the United States and China?

7. According to Kissinger, the tale of the Yellow Emperor is the beginning of China as an entity. However, in Chinese legend, although no other history exists, the Yellow Emperor appears to have arrived to save China. What is the legend?

8. When did Deng return to China? What were his next steps?

9. How and why does Kissinger compare Confucius to Machiavelli?

10. What caused the U.S.-Sino relationship to revert to its starting point?

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