Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government


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How was Douglas MacArthur's supervision of Japan during the time of the occupation conducted in comparison to the way it was originally conceived?

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1. Why was Korea originally divided on the 38th parallel?

2. Why did Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo in 1943?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Korea and Japan changed a great deal after World War II, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the changes. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the historical events and figures of the period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Oversight of the occupation of Japan
  • Conference of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek
  • Calendar date of V-J Day

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Japan's Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the coordinates of Korea's division

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson titled Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how Japan and Korea were affected by World War II
  • Identify key individuals surrounding the partitioning of Korea
  • Know the purpose of Article 9 of Japan's Constitution
  • Recognize the full names of North and South Korea