Pop Quiz on the History of Korean-American Relations
- Pop Quiz on the History of Korean-American Relations
by GARY LEUPP
(Choose the best answer. 3 points each. Answers at the end.)
1. In 1866 the U.S. merchant ship General Sherman defied the laws of
Korea (then pursuing a policy of strict isolation) by entering Korean
waters, and sailing up the Taedong River towards Pyongyang to demand
trade. What happened to the ship?
a. It was attacked by local people and soldiers, burned, and sunk, with
the loss of its entire crew.
b. Its crew was politely informed that since Korea was a satrapy of
China, and that all negotiations concerning commerce had to take place
c. It was welcomed, and Korean officials began discussing with the
Americans a Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
For the rest of the quiz, see http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp1231.html
(I got a 92. My weakest area was in the first several questions. --