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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 was the name of the communique that established an alliance between the U.S. and China?

2. In what year was the treaty signed?

3. Mao's maneuvers were often said to be ____.

4. The Horizontal Line included all but which of the following?

5. How many years had gone by since the U.N. had passed a resolution regarding China and Korea?

Short Essay Questions

1. Kissinger says that Mao liked to speak in parables. What was Mao's message?

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

3. How did the changes in government personnel change Sino-United States. relationships?

4. How did China change in the first two decades after it became a Republic?

5. What changed in Russia in the mid-1950s? What caused the change?

6. What was Mao's opinion on Communism in the Chinese culture? What movements did it create?

7. Mao presented a new sense of warmth toward the United States Where was this most noticeable? How did Mao now present the relationship between China and the United States?

8. Zhou would not last long in the political arena. Why?

9. Mao had two main choices of leadership. What were they?

10. Who stepped in after Zhou bowed out of the political race?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kissinger states:

"A special feature of Chinese civilization is that it seems to have no beginning. It appears in history less as a conventional nation-state than a permanent natural phenomenon. In the tale of the Yellow Emperor, revered by many Chinese as the legendary founding ruler, China seems already to exist. When the Yellow Emperor appears in myth, Chinese civilization has fallen into chaos. Competing princes harass each other and the people, yet an enfeebled ruler fails to maintain order. Levying an army, the new hero pacifies the realm and is acclaimed as emperor." (Chap. 1, p. 20)

What is meant by this statement? Why is the Yellow Emperor seen as a myth? Why did China need a new hero? Why does this undocumented history make China special?

Essay Topic 2

Confucius was a little-realized prophet, poet, and philosopher during his time. Posthumously, Confucius' words would help to form a nation that would become one of the world's superpowers. Discuss Confucius. What was his role in the Chinese government? How was Confucius' work viewed during his life? Why did it take generations for Confucius' work to become revered? How is it viewed today?

Essay Topic 3

China and the United States were trying to work closely with the Soviet Union during the downfall of Communism. Did the U.S. and China know that Communism was about the fall? Did they know that the Soviet Union would soon cease to exist? How would they be able to work with the new Russia? How did it affect foreign policy and globalization?

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