Government Quiz 13

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  • 1. 
    By deciding to join the United Nations after World War II, the United States was adopting which form of foreign policy?
    • A. 

      Balance of power

    • B. 

      Interventionist

    • C. 

      Isolationist

    • D. 

      Internationalist

  • 2. 
    The Truman Doctrine was based on which of the following foreign policy options?
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Containment

    • C. 

      "Back to normalcy"

    • D. 

      "Gunboat diplomacy"

  • 3. 
    In conducting foreign policy, the president plays which of the following roles?
    • A. 

      Commander-in-chief

    • B. 

      Chief diplomat

    • C. 

      Chief executive

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      To declare war

    • B. 

      To appropriate money for defense

    • C. 

      To raise and support armies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The National Security Council

    • B. 

      The State Department

    • C. 

      The Pentagon

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The CIA director is responsible for coordinating activities with which other agency?
    • A. 

      The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

    • B. 

      The FBI

    • C. 

      The National Security Agency (NSA)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Lyndon Johnson's decison not to seek reelection to the presidency in 1968 illustrates __________.
    • A. 

      That a president who passes significant domestic legislation is considered to be so successful that there is no incentive to run again

    • B. 

      That intense domestic reaction to foreign policy has a great impact on government and the political fortunes of public officials, including the president

    • C. 

      How the Twenty-second Amendment, which prohibits a person from serving more than two terms as president, works

    • D. 

      That vice presidents who succeed to the presidency due to the death of the president are never able to serve more than one term in that office

  • 8. 
    Those who advocate a policy of avoiding foreign involvement are said to be proponents of _________.
    • A. 

      Bipartisanship

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Internationalism

    • D. 

      Partisanship

  • 9. 
    Domestic influence on foreign policy includes ________.
    • A. 

      Interest groups

    • B. 

      Media

    • C. 

      Public opinion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The secretary of defense must have a military background.

    • B. 

      The military establishment should be under civilian control.

    • C. 

      The State Department should be under military control.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    The training of Special Forces in guerrilla warfare and "counterinsurgency" occurred when the United States adopted which of the following defense strategies?
    • A. 

      Massive nuclear retaliation

    • B. 

      Flexible response

    • C. 

      Balance of power

    • D. 

      Isolationism

  • 12. 
    At the end of World War II, the world's two remaining "superpowers" were __________.
    • A. 

      Great Britain and the United States

    • B. 

      The United States and West Germany

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union and NATO

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union and the United States

  • 13. 
    In January 1991, the U.S. military target was not communist aggression but rather the protection of _________.
    • A. 

      Middle East oil

    • B. 

      Russian nuclear weapons

    • C. 

      Egypt's Suez Canal

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia's water supply

  • 14. 
    The Gulf War demonstrated that the U.S. militar could be used in a new way, even ____________.
    • A. 

      With a co-ed military

    • B. 

      In the absence of a communist threat

    • C. 

      In peaceful negotiations

    • D. 

      Without congressional approval

  • 15. 
    In 1998, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization invited three new countries to join the organization; the newly invited countries had once been ______________.
    • A. 

      Adversaries, allied with the former Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Members of the allied Forces under General Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Allies with Nazi Germany

    • D. 

      Known as the hub of the Axis powers

  • 16. 
    The Clinton Administration had been involved with Ireland by ________.
    • A. 

      Giving a U.S. visa to Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Fein

    • B. 

      Mediating an IRA cease-fire

    • C. 

      Establishing peace talks and possible agreement

    • D. 

      All of the above