The Cambodian Genocide: Summary, Facts & Statistics


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What was the disastrous economic plan that led to famine in Cambodia?

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1. The definition of genocide applies to the destruction of all these groups EXCEPT:

2. Which foreign war led to the rise of the Khmer Rouge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo addresses some of the most important details regarding the genocide campaign that took place in Cambodia at the end of the 20th century. Topics visited include the Khmer Rouge and the genocide itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your familiarity with the following subjects:

  • Old and new people in Cambodia
  • Cambodian economics
  • Victims of Khmer Rouge
  • Lead up to the assumption of power by the Khmer Rouge
  • Definition of genocide

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet offer you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make certain that you understand the most important information from the related lesson on the Cambodian genocide
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of genocide
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as old and new people
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause and nature of the genocide campaign in Cambodia

Additional Learning

In order to help you understand more about the tragic genocidal events in Cambodia, review the accompanying lesson entitled The Cambodian Genocide: Summary, Facts & Statistics. Among other objectives considered by the lesson are the following:

  • Explain when the genocidal campaign took place and how many Cambodians were killed
  • Sketch the history of Cambodia in the 1950s and '60s
  • Examine the relationship between Prince Sihanouk, Lon Nol, and Pol Pot
  • Investigate Pol Pot's notion of Year Zero
  • Comment on how the Khmer Rouge lost its hold on Cambodia
  • Discover why the destruction of political groups was not included in the official U.N. definition of genocide