Persecution: Definition & Examples


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According to this lesson, the unfair and cruel treatment of a group or groups because of a specific trait or criteria they possess is called _____.

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1. Which of the following was mentioned in this lesson as a subtype of persecution?

2. The historical example of persecution towards the Jewish people, resulting in the death of millions by the Nazis, was called the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet includes questions designed to measure your comprehension of persecution in both general and example-specific contexts. It touches on the forms of persecution and related historical events covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be posed questions on:

  • The term describing the unfair and cruel treatment of a group because of a specific trait
  • Subtypes of persecution
  • The name of the historical event involving the persecution of the Jewish people
  • Modern persecution
  • The term used to describe the mass death sometimes resulting from persecutions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define terms describing unfair treatment of a group or groups as well as the mass death sometimes caused by persecution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what constitutes a subtype of persecution

Additional Learning

You can read through the accompanying lesson titled Persecution: Definition & Examples to study these objectives:

  • Review the forms that unfair treatment can take
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the criteria for which people may be persecuted
  • Learn about more examples of persecution in history as well as more recent contexts