Question 15 - Next Generation Reading Practice Test for the ACCUPLACER Test

Read the passage and answer this question based on what is stated or implied in the passage.

According to this passage, the author believes that:

(1) … I am contending that the American diplomatic effort should be concentrated on the problem created by the armistice—which is on how the continent of Europe can be evacuated by the three non-European armies which are now inside Europe. (2) This is the problem which will have to be solved if the independence of the European nations is to be restored. (3) Without that there is no possibility of a tolerable peace. (4) But if these armies withdraw, there will be a very different balance of power in the world than there is today, and one which cannot easily be upset. (5) For the nations of Europe, separately and in groups, perhaps even in unity, will then, and then only, cease to be the stakes and the pawns of the Russian-American conflict.…

Quoted, in part, from: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/excerpts-from-the-cold-war/

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