Changes in Africa After World War II


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Name the revolutionary who had been imprisoned for 27 years, before becoming South Africa's first black president?

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1. What contributed to making 1960 as the Year of Africa?

2. Which is NOT a factor in the decolonization of Africa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Africa experienced an age of decolonization after the end of World War II. This quiz/worksheet combo will give you an overview of this historical period, and it will test you on things such as when it took place and the various factors involved in the process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Spirit of African unity and solidarity
  • Election of South Africa's first black president
  • Catalysts for the decolonization of Africa

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of World War II on the continent of Africa
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the era of African decolonization
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the factors surrounding Africa's decolonization

Additional Learning

To learn more about decolonization in Africa, review the corresponding lesson on Africa after World War II. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Gives an overview of the context of African colonies during World War I and II
  • Examines the decolonization of Africa after World War II
  • Discusses the impact decolonization had on the continent