Foreign and Defense Policy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following encompasses the national security interest?

Question 2 2. Which one of the following is NOT a weapon of mass destruction?

Question 3 3. Why is trade fundamental to national security policy?

Question 4 4. The beliefs, values and principles that serve as a guide for a country's conduct abroad are known as national _____.

Question 5 5. All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. 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 accomplish a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. What's the best description of a special interest group?

Question 8 8. 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 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. 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?

Question 12 12. The government of a country says that they want to create a world with less insecurity. This is part of the country's _____.

Question 13 13. Why is a strong economy important to national security?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following requires Senate approval?

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Question 16 16. What are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines categorized as?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 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. Which of the following is a strategy that requires the utilization of WMDs?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. A country's pragmatic, concrete objectives are known as _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. The U.S. lead attack on Iraq, based on the assumption that Saddam Hussein's regime possessed WMDs, is one of the most common examples of _____.

Question 25 25. Why did the United States never become a member of the League of Nations?

Foreign and Defense Policy Chapter Exam Instructions

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