Tools of Foreign Policy


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Who is America's chief diplomat?

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1. Which of these is usually considered the last resort in foreign policy?

2. America's promise to protect the UK should it be in danger is an example of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States and other countries can make use of a variety of foreign policy tools. In this quiz, you'll be assessed on characteristics of some of these common tools. You should also be able to identify America's chief diplomat.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following terms:

  • Diplomacy
  • Sanctions
  • Collective security
  • Deterrence
  • Containment
  • Military force

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on foreign policy tools
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the philosophy of containment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the six most common tools of foreign policy

Additional Learning

Get more in-depth explanations of these concepts by reviewing the lesson entitled Tools of Foreign Policy. After you study the material, you should be able to:

  • Define foreign policy
  • Understand the roles of diplomacy and sanctions
  • Recognize the processes of containment and collective security
  • Identify the purpose of deterrence and military force