The 1915 Armenian Genocide: History & Causes


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The Armenians were massacred under which regime?

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1. Which group ordered the extermination of the Armenians in 1915?

2. Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Armenian genocide of 1915?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An ancient Christian civilization based in the highlands around Mount Ararat, Armenia survived centuries of foreign rule before it became a target of a 20-century reform movement fueled by nationalism and religious fundamentalism. This quiz lets you gauge your knowledge on the basic facts of Armenian genocide, and the lesson gives you a detailed overview of the causes and major events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz lets you assess your knowledge on the Armenian Genocide with questions that cover the following topics:

  • Factors that drove the Armenian Genocide
  • State power that controlled the Armenian population
  • Reform movement responsible for the genocide
  • Role of the special organization
  • The aftermath of the Armenian genocide

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the Armenian genocide
  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read an overview and understand the historical factors and events that led to the Armenian genocide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recount the arguments used to justify the attacks on the Armenian people

Additional Learning

The lesson, The 1915 Armenian Genocide: History and Causes, lets you expand your knowledge and accomplish the following goals:

  • List the economic and social factors that generated animosity toward the Armenians
  • Understand the impact of World War I on the Armenian genocide
  • Describe the atrocities carried out during the genocide
  • Explain the present-day controversy surrounding the history of these events