political science task

Final Exam

US Foreign Policy

NJCU Fall 2016

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Multiple Choice (2 x 20 = 40points)

Choose the best answer.

1. What conflict showed that the Clinton Administration had backed away from its policy of

aggressive humanitarianism?

a. Bosnia

b. Iraq War

c. Rwanda

d. Sudan

2. Vietnam and the Korean War are examples of:

a. Humanitarian Intervention

b. Violations of Article 2(4)

c. Disarmament

d. Proxy Wars

3. The US policy at the end of the Cold War that sought partner with Russia bringing them into

global multilateral system was known as:

a. New World Order

b. Appeasement

c. Containment

d. Neo-conservatism

4. Allowing Hitler to take Czechoslovakia in hopes that he will stop is an example of

a. Containment

b. Disarmament

c. Appeasement

d. Intervention

5. One might argue that the integration of Western Europe into the EU was in part the result of

what US policy

a. Monroe Doctrine

b. Wilson’s League of Nations

c. Containment

d. Marshall Plan

6. In short, what did Francis Fukuyama argue in his article “The End of History”?

a. That there would be a clash of civilizations

b. That liberalism won

c. That Marxism won

d. That constructivism is the proper lens through which to understand foreign policy

7. The goal of deterrence through mutually assured destruction was advanced by what treaty?

a. Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty

b. START Treaty

c. Geneva Conventions

d. Limited Test Ban Treaty

8. What was the main thrust of US foreign policy during the Cold War?

a. Containment

b. Disarmament

c. Appeasement

d. Intervention

9. The assertion that the United States was the primary power in the Western Hemisphere, which

excluded any European claims in the region can be found in

a. The Bush Doctrine

b. US Constitution

c. Monroe Doctrine

d. Marshall Plan

10. One of the primary measures of power in realism is:

a. Soft power

b. Military strength

c. Systemic stability

d. Foreign aid

11. The idea that force can be used against a state that might threaten future security best fits

within what foreign policy

a. The Clinton Doctrine

b. The Bush Doctrine

c. Marshall Plan

d. New World Order

12. The Obama administration is closely linked to

a. Smart Power

b. Soft Power

c. Hard Power

d. Persuasive Power

13. The Bush Doctrine of preemptive self-defense arguably violates what

a. Kyoto Protocol

b. Article 1 of the US Constitution

c. ABM Treaty

d. Article 2(4) of the UN charter

14. Neo-conservatives reject the international multilateral system in favor of

a. Liberal values

b. Article 2 of the US Constitution

c. The National Interest

d. Economics

15. The President receives the power to engage in foreign affairs from

a. Article 1 of the US Constitution

b. Article 2 of the US Constitution

c. Article 3 of the US Constitution

d. Article 4 of the US Constitution

16. Under Article 51 of the UN Charter states may engage in self-defense if there has been

a. Undue sanctions

b. An armed attack

c. A threat of force

d. A UN Security Council Resolution

17. The idea that the US supports Israel because of the closeness of the cultures and peoples of the

two states is an example of

a. Realism

b. Liberalism

c. Marxism

d. Constructivism

18. The argument that US policy in the Middle East is driven by its need to keep the price of oil

down is an example of

a. Realism

b. Liberalism

c. Marxism

d. Constructivism

19. The idea that the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 to spread democracy is an example of

a. Realism

b. Liberalism

c. Marxism

d. Constructivism

20. Many authors argue that US primacy in the international system will be challenged by the rise of


b. North Korea

c. China

d. EU

Essay Questions (30 x 2 = 60%)

Answer two of the following questions in well-organized essays. Be sure to use specific examples to back

up your argument.

1. Is the United States in decline? Why or why not?

2. Compare and contrast United States foreign policy in two of the following issue areas: global

economy, global environment, global security, and global technology?

3. Use one of the theoretical paradigms to explain United States foreign policy in the post-Cold

War era?

4. How has terrorism affected United States foreign policy?

5. What region of the world presents the most pressing problems for US foreign policy? Why? How

should US foreign policy address these issues?