Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention


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Which of the following is not considered one of the universal human rights?

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1. The systematic mass murder of an ethnic, religious, or national group based on discriminatory preconceptions is called

2. During the stages of a genocide, which stage officially starts to make it more likely that the actual act of genocide will occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Genocide is a terrible war crime, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its history and stages. Some items you'll be assessed on include universal human rights and the final step of a genocide.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Universal human rights
  • Systematic mass murder of an ethnic, religious, or national group
  • Stage that enhances the likelihood a genocide will occur

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the eight stages of genocide
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding war crimes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organizations and agreements committed to the prevention of genocide

Additional Learning

To learn more about war crimes, review the accompanying lesson titled Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the history of war crimes
  • Understand the eight stages of genocide
  • Define key terms
  • Learn the origin of the World Court