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What was the significance of Nelson Mandela’s election to the office of president of South Africa?
a) Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa.
b) Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.
c) Nelson Mandela was the oldest president of South Africa.
d) Nelson Mandela lacked a formal education.

Who was F.W. de Klerk?
a) While president of South Africa, de Klerk worked with Nelson Mandela to officially abolish apartheid.
b) F.W. de Klerk began the policy of apartheid.
c) F.W. de Klerk was not connected to the policy of apartheid.
d) F.W. de Klerk led the protest against apartheid.

Why did many countries of the world condemn the South African policy of apartheid?
a) Apartheid denied black South Africans basic human rights.
b) Apartheid discriminated against European settlers.
c) Apartheid resulted in political instability across Africa.
d) Apartheid negatively affected the Cold War.

What was the importance of the Pan-African movement?
a) The Pan-African movement united black people from around the world into a single political identity.
b) The Pan-African movement had the support of white European colonists.
c) The Pan-African movement ended ethnic and tribal conflict in Africa.
d) The Pan- African movement provided money for African rebels fighting the Europeans.

What happened after the Europeans began partitioning Africa?
a) regional conflict
b) regional peace
c) industrialization
d) increased cooperation between African states

What caused the split between the Sunni and Shia Muslims?
a) disputes over who should become the spiritual leader of Islam
b) the large increase on Muslim converts from other countries
c) cultural differences among followers
d) invasions of European crusaders trying to retake the Holy Land

Which of the following is a source of continuing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians?
a) the creation of the State of Israel in 1948
b) the formation of OPEC in 1960
c) the Persian Gulf Conflict in 1990-1991
d) the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869

What is one reason why the United States continues to stay involved in resolving conflicts in the Middle East?
a) The United States is dependent upon the natural resources of this region.
b) The United States wants to prevent communism from spreading in the region.
c) The United States wants to maintain religious freedom in the region.
d) The United States wants to protect the historical sites in the region.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks is most associated with:
a) the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
b) the U.S. invasion of Iraq
c) the Persian Gulf War
d) the Iran-Iraq War

Martin Luther King, Jr. was greatly influenced by the non-violent protests of:
a) Mohandas Gandhi
b) Emperor Hirohito
c) Mao Zedong
d) Chiang Kai-shek

Which of the following BEST describes the reason why the United States helped to rebuild Japan after World War II?
a) The United States wanted an economically strong, democratic ally in the region.
b) The United States did not want Germany to gain influence over Japan.
c) The United States regretted dropping atomic bombs on Japan.
d) The United States wanted to rebuild and control Japan’s economy.

Why did the United States become involved in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars?
a) To contain the spread of communism
b) To stop the threat of terrorism
c) To improve trade with Asian countries
d) To prevent the development of nuclear weapons

At the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnam was:
a) reunified as a communist country
b) reunified as one democratic country
c) placed under the control of the United States
d) still divided into North and South Vietnam

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