The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics Video


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What is the number of permanent members on the United Nation's Security Council?

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1. What is the primary deliberative body of the United Nations?

2. Which of the following is not a role of the United Nations in international politics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United Nations (UN) succeeded the League of Nations as an intergovernmental organization after World War II and now has 193 member states. This quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about--and test you on--the United Nations' role in international politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • Permanent members on the UN Security Council
  • The UN's primary deliberative body
  • Roles of the UN in international politics
  • Administrative organ of the UN
  • Head of the UN's Secretariat

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of the United Nations in international politics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the formation and purpose of the UN and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the world's most important intergovernmental organization in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the responsibilities of a specific intergovernmental organization, review the corresponding lesson titled The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examines the history of the UN
  • Discusses the role of the UN
  • Explores the structure of the UN