Poli 007: U.S. Foreign Policy, Spring 2015, Quiz #2

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Poli 007: U.S. Foreign Policy, Spring 2015, Quiz #2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The National Security Advisor is powerful for all of the following reasons except:
    • A. 

      S/he is usually close to the president

    • B. 

      S/he is not subject to Congressional confirmation

    • C. 

      S/he is formally the boss of the Secretary of State

    • D. 

      S/he has responsibility for coordinating the foreign policy process and ensuring the President's wishes are carried out

    • E. 

      S/he oversees the NSS which has been getting more powerful over time

  • 2. 
    The composition of the Principals' Committee (PC), Deputies' Committee (DC) and Inter-agency Policy Committee (IPC)....
    • A. 

      Depends on the policy issue being discussed

    • B. 

      Is fixed

    • C. 

      Is determined by law

    • D. 

      Is determined by the DoD and CIA since they have become so powerful over time

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are not among the normal roles of the National Security Staff (NSS)?
    • A. 

      Coordination of the interagency policy process and policy implementation follow-up.

    • B. 

      Playing a central diplomatic role in important negotiations

    • C. 

      Articulation of the President’s policies to other departments and, at times, to the U.S. public (through the National Security Advisor).

    • D. 

      Foreign policy advice to the president

    • E. 

      Direct support to the President in crisis management.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following examples best display POTUS acting as Chief Diplomat?
    • A. 

      Bush's weekly videoconferences with PM Maliki of Iraq

    • B. 

      Obama's decision to pull US troops out of Iraq

    • C. 

      Bush's "Surge" strategy

    • D. 

      Obama's delegating of responsibility over Iraq policy to Biden

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      NSS=DC+PC

    • C. 

      IPC>DC

    • D. 

      PC=NSC-POTUS

  • 6. 
    What could be a consequence of the domination of functional (as opposed to regional) directors in the NSS?
    • A. 

      POTUS is well briefed on the fine points of clan dynamics in Kurdistan

    • B. 

      Larger, global dynamics and US strategies are overlooked

    • C. 

      Iraq's internal sectarian divisions are misunderstood and underestimated

    • D. 

      There is not enough focus on counter-terrorism

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was not a cause of a weakened role for the Presidency over foreign policy?
    • A. 

      Vietnam War

    • B. 

      9/11

    • C. 

      End of Cold War consensus

    • D. 

      More assertive Congress

  • 8. 
    This photo displays all of the following features of POTUS' influence over FP except:
    • A. 

      POTUS as head of government and head of state

    • B. 

      POTUS as chief legislator

    • C. 

      POTUS' power of persuasion

    • D. 

      POTUS as commander in chief

  • 9. 
    According to Rothkopf's individual-level analysis of Bush and Obama as leaders, which of the following is not a difference between the two POTUSes?
    • A. 

      By personal background, Obama was more connected to the world

    • B. 

      Bush came from more privileged background

    • C. 

      Obama has a more cautious lawyerly style

    • D. 

      Much more than Obama, Bush came into office in January 2011 determined to pursue nation-building and democracy-promotion around the world

  • 10. 
    The National Security Council system was created:
    • A. 

      After WWII

    • B. 

      After the Vietnam War

    • C. 

      After 9/11

    • D. 

      In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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