US National Security Policy and Weapons
US National Security Policy and Weapons

US National Security Policy and Weapons

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US National Security Policy and Weapons Q1

All of the following countries are members of NATO, EXCEPT:

A

Israel.

B

Czech Republic.

C

Spain.

D

Latvia.

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q2

Experts predict that by 2025, international affairs will generally be ______________.

A

Hegemonic

B

Fragmented

C

Bipolar

D

Multi-polar

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q3

If the United States were invaded by Mexico, the US could most readily seek international assistance to repel the attack by doing which of the following?

A

Seeking a Security Council Resolution from the United Nations

B

Taking action pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution

C

Invoking Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty

D

Passing a Resolution under the War Powers Act

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q4

The US has ratified all of the following treaties, EXCEPT:

A

The Hague Conventions.

B

The Geneva Conventions.

C

The Rome Statute.

D

The 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q5

The wars in Bosnia and Kosovo were the result of which communist state breaking up?

A

Czechoslovakia

B

Yugoslavia

C

Hungary

D

Bulgaria

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q6

What provision of international law can the US use as legal justification to launch a pre-emptive military strike deemed necessary for the defense of the country?

A

Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty

B

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution

C

The War Powers Act

D

Article 51 of the UN Charter

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q7

Which of the following best characterizes international affairs during the Cold War era?

A

Hegemonic

B

Fragmented

C

Bipolar

D

Multi-polar

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q8

Which of the following countries refused to join the International Criminal Court?

A

Yemen

B

Libya

C

The United States

D

All of the above

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q9

Which of the following types of international law are considered to be of the highest authority?

A

International customs

B

Treaties

C

General principles of law recognized by civilized nations

D

Judicial decisions

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q10

What are binding, durable security agreements between two or more nations that take on the force of law called?

A

Force majeure

B

Coalitions

C

Security Resolutions

D

Alliances

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q11

A nuclear device detonated at ground level, rather than in air, would do which of the following?

A

Spread blast damage and fire over a much larger area than an airburst of comparable yield

B

Result in more blast and fire damage to the affected city than a nuclear weapon detonated in the air

C

Produce a much higher level of radioactive fallout than the World War II bombs dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

D

All of the above

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q12

Exposure to chemical warfare agents may occur due to all of the following, EXCEPT:

A

Replication.

B

Inhalation.

C

Digestion.

D

Direct contact.

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q13

The most effective way to deliver and disperse a chemical or biological agent is through ______________.

A

Water

B

Explosion

C

Aerosol

D

Soil

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q14

The primary explosive component of a nuclear weapon will be composed of either Plutonium or ______________.

A

Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)

B

Lithium

C

Radium

D

Hydrogen

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q15

It is most difficult to detect the originating source of which type of warfare agent?

A

Radiological

B

Biological

C

Chemical

D

Nuclear

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q16

Mailing packages and letters containing anthrax spores is considered to be what type of warfare?

A

Biological

B

Chemical

C

Radiological

D

Guerilla

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q17

Which of the following could be used in manufacturing a biological weapon?

A

Diseases

B

Bacteria

C

Viruses

D

All of the above

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q18

Which of the following warfare agents is the easiest to proliferate?

A

Nuclear

B

Radiological

C

Chemical

D

Biological

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q19

Who was the first US president to renounce the use of biological weapons?

A

John F. Kennedy

B

Richard Nixon

C

Jimmy Carter

D

Ronald Reagan

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q20

Currently, how many countries are known to possess operational nuclear weapons?

A

Five

B

Seven

C

Nine

D

Fifteen

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q21

The majority of the population in Iraq are ______________ Muslims.

A

Shi’a

B

Sunni

C

Wahhabi

D

Sufi

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q22

In what location are piracy prevention efforts by international naval coalitions primarily focused?

A

Gulf of Tonkin

B

Persian/Arabian Gulf

C

Gulf of Aden

D

Indian Ocean

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q23

Most post-colonial conflicts are rooted in which of the following?

A

Artificial national boundary lines created by departing colonial powers

B

Longstanding tribal conflicts

C

Competition for natural resources, food, and water

D

All of the above

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q24

The Biden-Gelb Plan calls for which of the following?

A

The partition of Iraq into three states based on ethnicity

B

The recognition of Pashtunistan as an independent nation

C

A redrawing of the Durand Line

D

All of the above

US National Security Policy and Weapons Q25

The history of resolution of post-colonial conflicts in the late 20th Century has shown which type of settlement to be the most effective?

A

Resolutions passed and enforced by the United Nations Security Council

B

Armistice agreements enforced by NATO

C

Negotiated settlements between the warring factions

D

Military victory by one warring party over others

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