20th Century Asia Pacific Politics
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This question pack looks at the various political upheavals the Asia Pacific 1900-1980s, including the Chinese Civil War and the Cold War.
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At the time of the first World War II attack on the Philippines in 1941, the Philippines were a colony of which country?
How many Chinese were killed during the Japanese occupation from 1931–1945?
In which country were the Flying Tigers based?
Japanese expansionism beginning in the 1930s resulted in the invasion and occupation of many countries in Asia. What factor do historians and political scientists see as the driving force behind these events?
Shinto beliefs by the Japanese
historical enmity of other countries in the region by the Japanese
the need for oil and natural resources by the Japanese
pre-emptive defense of Japan against the C hinese
Prior to declaring war on Japan, the United States sought to aid the Chinese in defeating their Japanese defenders by shipping arms to the Chinese through the country of
To which country did the Kuomintang Party flee after leaving China?
Which of the following nations was also undergoing a civil war during World War II?
Which of these Asian countries changed sides during World War II, starting on the side of the Axis powers and then switching to the side of the Allies?
Who was the last emperor of China?
The first recognized event of World War II in the Pacific was
Mao’s overthrow of Chiang Kai-Shek.
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
the Vichy French ceding parts of Cambodia and Laos to Thailand.
How often does the National Party Congress occur in China?
every three months
every five years
One of the primary causes of millions of Chinese starving during the era of the Great Leap Forward was
poor quality seed for crops.
the government-endorsed practice of “close planting” to maximize plant yield per acre.
lack of knowledge regarding fertilization and pest control practices.
The stated goal of China’s communist revolution was to give control of the government to the
Which of the following occurred as a result of Chinese peasants and academics revolting in the 1960s due to poor living conditions?
the massacre at Tiananmen Square
the Great Leap Forward
the Cultural Revolution
the granting of Autonomous Territory status to Tibet
Which of the following was NOT a goal of Mao’s plan to battle “the three evils” and “the five evils”?
increased consumer spending
increased state ownership of capital
reduction in industrial capacity
Which of the following was NOT reforms implemented by Deng Xiaoping?
allowing new political parties to emerge
breaking up farm collectives and allowing private ownership
permitting religious practices by C hinese citizens
entering into partnerships with U.S. universities to open C hina’s higher education system
Which of the following were among the election reforms implemented in China during the 1980s?
term limits for certain high positions in the government
multiple candidate choices for some positions in the government
setting retirement ages for senior political and party leaders
all of the above
Which contemporary Chinese leader was imprisoned by Mao Tse-Tung during the Cultural Revolution?
Hu Jin Tao
What is the significance of Article 9 of the 1952 Constitution of Japan?
It guarantees equal rights for women.
It guarantees freedom of religion and speech.
It established protectionist trade measures designed to help Japanese industry rebuild and grow.
It forever renounced Japan’s sovereign right to engage in war.
Which of the following terms best describes the process by which the prime minister of the Japanese government has been chosen since the postwar occupation ended in 1952?
President Nixon’s goal of normalizing relations with China was designed primarily to accomplish which of the following goals?
weaken the relative power of the USSR
advance reunification of North and South Korea
advance reunification of North and South Vietnam
punish Japan for its hostile trade policies toward the United States
Upon which political theory were presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson’s military actions in Vietnam based?
Which country occupied Korea during World War II?
the Soviet Union
the United States
Which of the following nations was NOT involved in a proxy war in the Korean peninsula during the 1950s?
the Soviet Union
the United States
Which organization has been responsible for peacekeeping at the 38th parallel since the ceasefire?
None of the above
Which organization was created by the Manila Treaty?
Who was the leader of the National Liberation Front?
Ngo Dinh Diem
Dien Bien Phu
General Vo Nguyen Giap
Ho Chi Minh
Upon which political theory was President Truman’s military action in Korea based?
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