Effects of the Cold War in South Africa & Nigeria


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What was the primary conflict being fought over in the Cold War?

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1. What was apartheid?

2. How was apartheid justified?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Cold War affected the countries of Nigeria and South Africa in a variety of ways. This quiz will ask you about the main conflict during the Cold War, as well as South Africa's system of apartheid and the Nigerian Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Name the Cold War's primary conflict
  • Define ''apartheid'' and understand how it was justified
  • Identify the side that the leading world nations took during the Nigerian Civil War
  • Describe Nigeria's role toward the end of the Cold War

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term ''apartheid''
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Nigeria's role at the end of the Cold War
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Cold War to name its main conflict

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Effects of the Cold War in South Africa & Nigeria to further your understanding of this topic. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn about Nelson Mandela
  • Locate Biafra
  • Understand how long the Cold War lasted