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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. Where did the meeting between President Ford and Soviet Premier Brezhnev take place?

2. Zhou was a die-hard Mao loyalist for ___ years.

3. What was the role of Le Duc Tho?

4. In which year did Kissinger first meet with Deng?

5. Zhou had been stricken with which disease?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Tzu is one of the most legendary Chinese figures, particularly when it comes to the Art of War. Write an essay on Sun Tzu, his teachings and beliefs, and his impact on war in China.

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