South Korea: History, Facts & Culture


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What is the name of the ancient state that led to modern-day Korea?

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1. Which country controlled Korea leading up to World War II?

2. Which Korean president enacted the Sunshine Policy, opening up dialogue with North Korea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

South Korea is a relatively young nation, but the Korean people are not, and you can test your knowledge about South Korea by completing the worksheet and quiz. The questions will quiz you on facts about ancient and modern Korea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on these concepts by completing the assessment:

  • Capital of South Korea
  • Country governing Korea until the end of World War II
  • Modern societal problems in South Korea
  • Earliest Korean society
  • Leader responsible for the Sunshine Policy

Skills Practiced

Evaluate your ability to use these important skills by using the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the history and culture of South Korea from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Sunshine Policy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about modern-day problems in South Korea and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the most populous city in South Korea

Additional Learning

To learn more, you are invited to review the accompanying lesson entitled South Korea: History, Facts & Culture. Learning objectives for the lesson include:

  • Understand the geographical size of Korea compared to the world
  • Know what skills and developments early Korean cultures are known for
  • Learn the outcome of the Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War
  • Understand the Cold War political situation that led to the Korean War
  • Identify where North Korea and South Korea are divided still today
  • Know worldwide economic brands that are Korea-based corporations
  • Define kimchi and explain how much is consumed each year per person