Topic 20 Assessment

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  1. Summarize and Locate Places Write a paragraph summarizing the rise of independence movements in Africa and when most countries gained independence. Describe the rise of the independence movement in one African country. Locate that country on the map, and describe how it achieved independence and the challenges it faced.
  2. Summarize Reasons and Use a Decision-Making Process Write a paragraph summarizing the reasons for ongoing conflicts in many African nations. Then, describe how the international community could use a decision-making process to provide assistance reducing poverty, for example. Consider the size of the African continent, the number of languages spoken, and issues regarding colonial boundaries and newly independent nations.
  3. Summarize Write a paragraph summarizing the tensions under new governments after African nations achieved independence. Consider the type of governments established for new African nations, how retention of colonial boundaries after independence increased conflicts, and why the military often seized control.
  4. Identify Examples Write a paragraph identifying and describing the actions of the Arab Muslim and non-Arab Muslim population that caused genocide in Darfur. Consider the rebellion in 2003 against Sudan's Arab-dominated government, the widespread killings of non-Arab civilians, and the reaction of the international community. Discuss if the attempt to try Sudan's president for genocide was effective.
  5. Identify Examples Write a paragraph about how the conflicts between the Hutus and Tutsis resulted in genocide. Consider the causes for ethnic violence after independence, the reaction to the death of the Rwandan president, and whether any group was held accountable for committing genocide.
  6. Identify Major Causes Write a paragraph identifying the major causes for the decision to partition South Asia into India and Pakistan. Consider Britain's attitude toward independence after World War II and the tensions between the Hindus and Muslims toward self-rule.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments