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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. Which was not address as being one of the four key sectors?

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

3. The Chinese planned to accomplish this task in ___ years.

4. The _____ Flowers movement was transformed into the "Anti-Rightist Campaign."

5. What animal is mentioned in conjunction with the Third Vietnam War?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. After Mao announced his illness and retirement, China was in danger. Why?

4. What does Kissinger say about the ideology of China and Russia at this time?

5. What caused the Chinese to confront Communism?

6. Kissinger discusses the death of two major Chinese leaders. Who were they? When did they die?

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

8. What does Kissinger say about foreign policy and the actions of the statesmen? How did Mao fit into this mold?

9. How did Mao combat his weakened position in the triumvirate?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kissinger took his 40 years experience in working with China to present this book. Kissinger writes:

"This book is an effort, based in part on conversations with Chinese leaders, to explain the conceptual way the Chinese think about problems of peace and war and international order, and its relationship to the more pragmatic, case-by-case American approach. Different histories and cultures produce occasionally divergent conclusions. I do not always agree with the Chinese perspective, nor will every reader. But it is necessary to understand it, since China will play such a big role in the world that is emerging in the twenty-first century." (Preface, p. 11)

Why do you think the book was so important to Kissinger? Do you think it will change the American perception of the country? How can it help to bring the two countries closer together? How could Kissinger write about such a sensitive topic? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Who do you think was the most effective leader in Chinese history? Which was the best? Which was the worst? How might a leader like Qing fare in the modern world? How do Mao, Qing, Deng and Zhou compare? Which was the most powerful? Which was the most successful?

Essay Topic 3

Explain in details Deng's modernization of China. How did Deng make China a viable country in the global market place? What were his plans? Were all of them successful? What were the biggest changes? How have Deng's changes affected today's China? What other things might Deng have accomplished if he had stayed in office? Do you agree with Deng's choice to retire?

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