Foreign and Defense Policy in the U.S. Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The president wants a brand new aircraft carrier as commander-in-chief, but Congress doesn't. Congress doesn't agree with the president's plan and thinks his actions should not be carried out. How can Congress stop him?

Question 2 2. What are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines categorized as?

Question 3 3. The president made a speech in which he said: 'Our great nation will do everything possible to find a peaceful solution. I will personally speak to anyone willing to come to the table and try to find a compromise in order to avoid further conflict, even by issuing any executive order that might help the process. But if no compromise is achieved, I will be forced to commence military actions and declare war as these are clearly not people who can be reached by rational argument.' Which of the elements contained within this speech is NOT a reflection of the president's powers?

Question 4 4. The U.S. government is revising its policy against terrorism, cyber-warfare and other external threats. Which of the following best describes this policy?

Question 5 5. Which one of the following is NOT a weapon of mass destruction?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was a component of post-Cold War foreign policy?

Question 7 7. Why is trade fundamental to national security policy?

Question 8 8. Which of the following requires Senate approval?

Question 9 9. The president is attempting to resolve a very sensitive matter regarding Turkey. He has had some difficulties with Congress and knows that they probably won't support his plans. Which of the following is an action he can NOT implement to resolve the crisis?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is part of the national interest?

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Question 11 11. Country A decides to impose a tariff on the products being imported from Country B in order to protect its domestic industries. Country B responds by imposing tariffs on the products imported from Country A. Country A responds by imposing import quotas on goods imported from Country B, and Country B responds in kind. What is the best explanation of what is going on?

Question 12 12. The Senate is discussing a treaty about greenhouse gas emission. They add a clause that would enable the United States to back out of the treaty if economic growth decreases by 1% in two successive quarters. This is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. A country's pragmatic, concrete objectives are known as _____.

Question 14 14. The government of a country says that they want to create a world with less insecurity. This is part of the country's _____.

Question 15 15. The beliefs, values and principles that serve as a guide for a country's conduct abroad are known as national _____.

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Question 16 16. Based on the assumption that Saddam Hussein's regime possessed WMDs, the U.S.-led attack on Iraq is one of the most common examples of _____.

Question 17 17. If Congress passes a law that the president believes is against good foreign policy, what's his most effective and constitutionally permissible course of action?

Question 18 18. What event brought an end to the bipolar world that existed during the Cold War?

Question 19 19. The president is attending a G-8 summit. During this meeting, he enters into a trade agreement with the Russian government without seeking the advice or consent of the Senate. Is this action legal?

Question 20 20. Why is a strong economy important to national security?

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Question 21 21. What's the best description of a special interest group?

Question 22 22. The U.S. President wants the Armed Forces to support peacekeeping efforts in the Central African Republic. A civil war is currently being fought there, and the Security Council of the U.N. has given permission for an intervention. If the president agrees to support this effort, he is MOST likely acting to accomplish a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. The United States never became a member of the League of Nations. Which of these would have had to ratify the treaty for the U.S. to join such an organization?

Question 24 24. What U.S. foreign policy was developed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States?

Question 25 25. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has commenced an investigation into certain activities of the Central Intelligence Agency. What authority grants the Senate this power?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following encompasses the national security interest?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was NOT a U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War?

Question 28 28. Which of the following was an unnecessary foreign policy objective of the U.S. after the end of the Cold War?

Question 29 29. All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a strategy that requires the utilization of WMDs?

Foreign and Defense Policy in the U.S. Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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