Conflicts in the Middle East Since World War II


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In the second half of the 20th century, conflicts relating to which country in the middle east receive significant world attention?

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1. Which of the following countries saw the rise of the Taliban?

2. The Suez Crisis pitted Egypt against all of the following countries listed below, with the exception of which nation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The contemporary Middle East has several rich cultures and vibrant societies, but unfortunately the region is perhaps best known for the series of conflicts that have occurred there in the period following World War II. This assessment will go over some of the major Middle East conflicts of the past few decades. Some things you'll be tested on include religious groups in the region and the effects of oil.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Conflicts involving specific countries
  • Rise of the Taliban
  • Countries affected by the Suez Crisis
  • Iraq's oil reserves
  • Religious groups in Iraq and Iran

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall information on the major conflicts in the Middle East following World War II
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the political, economic, and religious underpinnings of these conflicts in regard to the countries affected by them
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Middle Eastern conflicts to identify specific countries, religions, and resources related to some of the major conflicts in the region

Additional Learning

To learn more about Middle Eastern conflicts, review the corresponding lesson called Conflicts in the Middle East Since World War II. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Background of the Cold War
  • The Suez Crisis
  • Israel and its wars
  • Wars between Muslim countries