Yasser Arafat: Quotes & Biography


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Which of the following best describes Yasser Arafat's importance in world affairs?

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1. Which of the following earned Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize?

2. Arafat was born in Cairo, Egypt but his close connection with Jerusalem was most likely due to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Viewed by some as a freedom fighter, and by others as a terrorist, Yasser Arafat spent his life fighting for Palestine. Arafat's life, leadership and the evolution of his political views are the focus of this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on Yasser Arafat lets you test your knowledge on the following topics:

  • Biographical facts
  • Arafat's role in global politics
  • Terrorist attacks against Israel
  • The Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Yasser Arafat and his role in the Middle East
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about Arafat and understand the events that shaped his life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about terrorist groups associated with Yasser Arafat

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson titled Yasser Arafat: Biography & Quotes. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Understand the events that led to the conflict between Israel and Palestine
  • Describe Arafat's rise to power
  • Explain the significance of the Oslo Accords