The Congo: Politics, Economy & Culture (1945-Present)


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Which colonial power ruled Congo?

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1. Which ruler, known for his corruption, ruled the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of potential sources of wealth in the DRC?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Congo and allow you to further understand the numerous problems the region has faced over the past 70 years. The quiz questions will ask you about potential sources of wealth and obstacles to further development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The colonial power that ruled Congo
  • Name of the ruler who ruled the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Political group with which the DRC leader sought to align with
  • Barriers to development in the DRC

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the history and culture of the Congo from 1945 to the present
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding obstacles to further development in the Congo and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Congo's potential sources of wealth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the colonial power that ruled the Congo

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Congo, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Congo: Politics, Economy & Culture. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Understand the impact of an army leader's rule
  • Learn about the people of the Congo