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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. At the end of the ___ War, it was expected that Mao might seek respite.

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

4. China classified American as a capitalist-______ society.

5. Mao's forces faced America in the ____ Strait.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In 1965, Mao began to show a change in attitude toward America. What does Kissinger say about Mao's new stance?

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

5. Mao was referred to as both a revolutionary and a pragmatist. How did Mao typically behave in a political sense?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Kissinger writes that the basic concept of foreign policy is that a country must be able to develop a dialogue with other countries in order to have the world succeed as a unit. This is even more important in this time of globalization as countries are expected to work together to strengthen a world economy. Why is this important? Why must the United States devote so much time and money to foreign policy? How does it affect globalization? How does it affect the United States economy? Explain.

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