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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 given to China's effort to support and strengthen its economy?
2. How old was Kissinger at this time?
3. Which was not address as being one of the four key sectors?
4. Drew Middleton worked for which newspaper?
5. Who worked as the Assistant Secretary of State for Eastern Affairs?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What caused the Chinese to confront Communism?
3. When did dialogue between the U.S. and China resume? What was the aim of the meeting?
4. After Mao announced his illness and retirement, China was in danger. Why?
5. How did China change in the first two decades after it became a Republic?
6. What does Kissinger say about the ideology of China and Russia at this time?
7. In 1965, Mao began to show a change in attitude toward America. What does Kissinger say about Mao's new stance?
8. Mao had two main choices of leadership. What were they?
9. What was Mao's opinion on Communism in the Chinese culture? What movements did it create?
10. What were Deng's steps in the modernization of China? How did they compare to Mao's plans?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
If a world order had not been introduced into China in the mid 1800s, how long do you think it would have taken for it to be introduced? Why did the Chinese leaders say that it would take 100 years to develop a strong relationship with the United States? What reservations did the Emperor have about forming relationships with the outside world? Do you think it is possible to run an isolated country in today's world?
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