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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. In what year did the Qing Dynasty end?

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

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

4. At that time ____ was considered to be out of fashion.

5. This person went on to serve in which U.S. government position?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who is considered to be one of the greatest diplomats of the 19th century? What theory does Kissinger refer to when speaking about the man?

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

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

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

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

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 3

How might world order have changed if Japan and China had formed into one super power? How might the world order have changed if the United States, Russia, and China were able to remain a triumvirate? What is the current relationship between China and Japan? Which is currently the strongest country? Explain.

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