What is Disarmament? - Definition, Conferences & Meaning


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The definition of disarmament deals with four areas: a reduction in the quantity of military items, a formal meeting and treaty, a body or group overseeing the process, and an emphasis on _____ and tools.

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1. The international organization that mediates on the issue of disarmament is _____.

2. Which of the following conferences was the earliest attempt at disarmament?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Throughout history humans have devised newer and more powerful weapons, and then subsequently tried to get rid of them. This latter process is called disarmament, and these assessment questions will go over some facts about it. You'll be tested on points from the related lesson such as disarmament mediation and notable conferences on the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The four areas of disarmament
  • Who mediates disarmament talks
  • The earliest attempt at disarmament
  • The weapon most commonly discussed in relation to disarmament
  • Major nuclear arms talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the characteristics of disarmament and some notable historical examples
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you've accurately understood the lesson's main points on the circumstances surrounding disarmament talks and their effects
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on key facts related to disarmament and examples of disarmament agreements

Additional Learning

Review more facts on this subject with the associated lesson called What is Disarmament? - Definition, Conferences & Meaning. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of disarmament
  • The four key components of disarmament
  • Disarmament mediation
  • Notable disarmament conferences and treaties