Impact of Ethnic & Racial Conflicts on Africa's Democracy


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Apartheid was practiced in which country?

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1. Massive oil fields kept the Igbo from leaving which nation?

2. The Belgian colonization of _____ ultimately led to problems between Hutus and Tutsis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many countries in Africa have democratic governments, but their societies have been marred by ethnic and religious violence. The quiz questions in this assessment will test you on these conflicts as they relate to African democracy. You'll be tested on points such as racial segregation and the effects of European colonialism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Where Apartheid was implemented
  • The effects of oil on African nations
  • European colonization and ethnic conflicts
  • Examples of Apartheid policies
  • Countries that experienced genocide

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the lesson's main points on the history of ethnic and religious conflicts as they relate to African countries
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the causes of such conflicts stemming from colonialism, ethnic differences and natural resources
  • Knowledge application - draw from your understanding of the lesson's main points to identify examples of racial and ethnic conflict and their causes

Additional Learning

Learn more about these types of conflicts in Africa by reading over the corresponding lesson called Impact of Ethnic & Racial Conflicts on Africa's Democracy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Modern African independence
  • Ethnic and religious differences
  • Policies of racial segregation
  • Lingering consequences of colonialism