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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 year did the last conversations between Mao and Kissinger take place?

2. China hoped to surpass ____ in steel production.

3. What was the role of Le Duc Tho?

4. Which was not part of Mao's domestic agenda?

5. In what year did the Qing Dynasty end?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the relationship between China and Taiwan at this time?

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

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

5. 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?

6. What did Kissinger say about his first meeting with Mao?

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

8. What caused the Chinese to confront Communism?

9. When did dialogue between the U.S. and China resume? What was the aim of the meeting?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an opinion on the future of the United States economy and how it is/will be affected by China. How has the United States relied on China in recent years during times of economic downturn? How might China help the United States during periods of economic recovery? What might China want in return? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

China always saw itself as a superior country in both power and culture. Examine this mentality. What gave China the impression that it was superior? Was it superior? How did it show this superiority over its enemies? How did other countries view this standpoint? Explain.

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