The African Union's History & Purpose


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When was the African Union established?

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1. How many members are there in the African Union?

2. Which organization was the predecessor to the African Union?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to understand the recent history of Africa in the 21st century, one must understand the African Union. You can go over some important information on the history and purpose of the African Union with this online quiz. The quiz questions will test you on important points from the lesson, such as the member states of the African Union and its organizational structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Founding of the African Union
  • Number of member countries
  • African Union's predecessor
  • Governing body of the African Union
  • Characteristics of the African Union

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history and purpose of the African Union
  • Reading comprehension - identify the main points from the related political science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use the quiz questions to apply the knowledge you've gained to identify the African Union's goals, member states, and origins

Additional Learning

To learn more about this organization, review the corresponding lesson called The African Union's History & Purpose. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the African Union
  • How the African Union originated
  • Organizational structure
  • Effectiveness and criticism