Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities


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What is defined as shared cultural practices and perspectives that set a people group apart from others?

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1. Why do nationalities depend on the existence of particular countries?

2. What do we call the belief that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of how ethnicities become nationalities and the vocabulary surrounding this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll asked to identify terms for the following:

  • A group's unique cultural practices
  • People who share a legal connection to a country
  • Belief in the right of ethnicities to govern themselves
  • Force that unifies the people of a state

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geography lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a state with geographic boundaries that match an ethnicity's territory/region
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ethnicity and nationality

Additional Learning

To learn more about ethnicity, review the accompanying lesson titled Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ethnicity and provide an example of ethnicity
  • Differentiate between ethnicity and nationality
  • Describe nation-states and their boundaries
  • Understand how the concepts of self-determination and centripetal force transform ethnicities into nationalities