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China, India, Environment, South Africa, Mid East, Genocide


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A major reason for the success of the Communist revolution in China was that the Communists
    • A. 

      Stressed Buddhism in their military training

    • B. 

      Included important businessmen in their ranks

    • C. 

      Promised land and power to the peasant class

    • D. 

      Fought successfully against the United States during World War II

  • 2. 
    Mohandas Gandhi expressed disappointment in the partition plan for India because he believed that
    • A. 

      The Sikhs should have been granted a homeland

    • B. 

      Muslims and Hindus should live together peacefully

    • C. 

      India should have maintained closer ties with Great Britain

    • D. 

      This decision would prevent India from joining the United Nations

  • 3. 
    During the 1980s and 1990s, the economic policies of China, supported by Deng Xiaoping, have led directly to
    • A. 

      An expansion of China's colonial empire

    • B. 

      An increase in trade with the West

    • C. 

      A return to a strict command economy

    • D. 

      The success of the commune system

  • 4. 
    A major problem in post–World War II India has been the
    • A. 

      Conflict between rival religious groups

    • B. 

      Alliance with China

    • C. 

      Lack of unskilled workers for farming

    • D. 

      Scarcity of mineral resources

  • 5. 
    A negative effect of the partitioning of India in 1947 was that
    • A. 

      Foreign rule was reestablished in India

    • B. 

      Hinduism became the only religion practiced in India

    • C. 

      The government policy of nonalignment further divided Indian society

    • D. 

      Civil unrest, territorial disputes, and religious conflicts continued throughout the region

  • 6. 
    Which statement best explains China's economic shift toward capitalism in the 1980s and early 1990s?
    • A. 

      China's economic policies were directly influenced by the success of the Soviet economic system.

    • B. 

      The Tiananmen Square massacre resulted in major economic reforms in China.

    • C. 

      The success of the Cultural Revolution resulted in the increased westernization of China.

    • D. 

      Communist economic policies were not meeting the needs of the society.

  • 7. 
    Since independence in 1948 the major objective of the foreign policy of Israel has been to
    • A. 

      Maintain territorial security

    • B. 

      Mechanize its farms

    • C. 

      Receive military aid from the United Nations

    • D. 

      Sign a peace treaty with Libya

  • 8. 
    The Cultural Revolution in China was Mao Zedong's attempt to
    • A. 

      Renew the ideas and enthusiasm of the Communist revolution

    • B. 

      Increase the industrial output of China

    • C. 

      Promote artistic exchanges with the United States

    • D. 

      Encourage foreign investment in China

  • 9. 
    During India's independence movement, Mohandas Gandhi's boycott of British-made products was effective because the British considered India a major
    • A. 

      Shipping center

    • B. 

      Industrial center

    • C. 

      Market for manufactured goods

    • D. 

      Source of mineral resources

  • 10. 
    The 1979 signing of the Camp David accords led directly to
    • A. 

      The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

    • B. 

      Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    • C. 

      A military alliance between Arab nations

    • D. 

      A formal peace agreement between Egypt and Israel

  • 11. 
    In China, the Great Leap Forward was an attempt to
    • A. 

      Promote democratic reform

    • B. 

      End the private ownership of land

    • C. 

      Strengthen economic ties with Europe

    • D. 

      Increase agricultural and industrial production

  • 12. 
    Which statement best characterizes the period of apartheid in South Africa?
    • A. 

      The majority of the population had the right to vote.

    • B. 

      The Boers attempted to conquer Nigeria.

    • C. 

      Many racist ideas of the ruling minority were adopted into laws.

    • D. 

      French was declared the official language of the nation.

  • 13. 
    Since the 1950s, India has experienced conflict with both Pakistan and China over
    • A. 

      United Nations peacekeeping efforts in the region

    • B. 

      India's increasing trade with Korea

    • C. 

      Borders and related territorial issues

    • D. 

      The interpretation of common religious works

  • 14. 
    Genocide in Rwanda, apartheid in South Africa, and labor camps for dissidents in the Soviet Union are all examples of
    • A. 

      War crimes

    • B. 

      Acts of international terrorism

    • C. 

      Violations of human rights

    • D. 

      Civil disobedience

  • 15. 
    The "homespun movement" and the Salt March promoted by Mohandas Gandhi in India are examples of his policy of
    • A. 

      Industrialization

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Nonalignment

    • D. 

      Nonviolent protest

  • 16. 
    One reason the United States and other Western powers fought the Persian Gulf War was to
    • A. 

      Safeguard the flow of oil to international markets

    • B. 

      End the civil war in Lebanon

    • C. 

      Stop the Israeli settlement of the West Bank

    • D. 

      Assist Iraq in its war with Iran

  • 17. 
    The French Revolution (1789), the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), and the Chinese Revolution (1949) were similar in that each led to
    • A. 

      Military defeat by foreign powers

    • B. 

      The rise of dictatorships

    • C. 

      Governments that were based on Communist principles

    • D. 

      Rule by a parliamentary government

  • 18. 
    In the late 20th century, what was a problem common to the Balkans, Rwanda, and Indonesia?
    • A. 

      Disposal of nuclear waste

    • B. 

      Ethnic or religious conflicts

    • C. 

      Drought and famine

    • D. 

      Overcrowding of urban centers

  • 19. 
    One similarity between the actions of Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, and Pol Pot was that they all used
    • A. 

      Military force to build colonial empires

    • B. 

      Free and open elections to gain power

    • C. 

      Communism as a basis for their governments

    • D. 

      Intimidation and terror to control people

  • 20. 
    Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms in China differ from the previous economic policies of Mao Zedong in that Deng's reforms
    • A. 

      Discourage private ownership of businesses

    • B. 

      Promote further collectivization

    • C. 

      Include elements of capitalism

    • D. 

      Decrease trade with the United States

  • 21. 
    In the 1970s, when Iran was ruled by the Shah, the Ayatollah Khomeini's major criticism was of the
    • A. 

      Shah's friendship with the Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Return to traditional Islamic law

    • C. 

      Lack of political and social rights for women

    • D. 

      Non-Islamic influences on the culture and economy

  • 22. 
    With which nation are Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge, and genocide associated?
    • A. 

      Korea

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Myanmar (Burma)

    • D. 

      Cambodia (Kampuchea)

  • 23. 
    In China, the terms "commune," "Great Leap Forward," and "Cultural Revolution" are associated with the
    • A. 

      Economic success of the Manchu dynasty

    • B. 

      Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      Confucian emphasis on the five human relationships

    • D. 

      Leadership of Mao Zedong

  • 24. 
    Which generalization is best supported by a study of the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Illiteracy has become almost nonexistent.

    • B. 

      Religious differences have led to serious conflicts.

    • C. 

      Oil wealth has led to economic equality.

    • D. 

      Industrial development has urbanized the area.

  • 25. 
    An analysis of the Chinese student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989 would show that
    • A. 

      Communist governments continue to have little control over the actions of their citizens

    • B. 

      Totalitarian governments frequently survive by the use of force

    • C. 

      Peaceful demonstrations often succeed in achieving democratic reforms

    • D. 

      Negative global reaction sometimes leads to economic decline