The Ethnic Cleansing of the Circassians


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Which two seas created the rough borders of the area the Circassians called home?

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1. Which empire began invading Circassia as a way to gain access to the Black Sea in the 19th century?

2. Why did the Circassians not think that Russian claims to their land were valid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Circassia's geographic location made it politically valuable, which was bad news for the Circassians in the 19th century. You may use this assessment to gauge your understanding of its modern history with questions about its geography, politics, and citizens' relocation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of the political history of modern Circassia, including:

  • Seas bordering Circassia
  • 19th-century invasion of the country
  • Russian interaction with the Circassians in the 1860s

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the modern history of Circassia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Russian claim to Circassia and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relocation of the Circassians

Additional Learning

To learn more about this country, review the lesson titled The Ethnic Cleansing of the Circassians. This lesson further examines the country's history, including:

  • Customs of Circassians
  • Geography of the area
  • Ethnic cleansing