The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

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Which world power fought in Afghanistan during the 1980s?

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1. What group was in control of Afghanistan prior to the 9/11 attacks?

2. Which of the following was NOT a part of the attacks on Afghanistan in late 2001?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While the War in Afghanistan is a complex topic, this quiz and worksheet can help you sort out dates, leadership, and United States involvement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on:

  • Afghanistan in the 1980's and in the 1990's
  • Countries who aided the U.S.
  • Challenges that Coalition forces faced
  • U.S. goals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the war in Afghanistan
  • Information recall- use the knowledge you've attained regarding the background of Afghanistan
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the trials that Coalition forces endured and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To find out more about this war, check out the related lesson entitled The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy. This lesson discusses the following concepts:

  • Mujahideen and the Soviet Union
  • Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks
  • President George W. Bush's ultimatum
  • International Security Assistance Force and its work to rebuild Afghanistan
  • The U.S. Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement
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