The Nicaraguan Revolution: The Somoza Regime & Sandinistas


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In the 1950s what stance did the U.S. take concerning Latin America?

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1. What family ruled Nicaragua for much of the 20th century?

2. Who did Anastasio Somoza defeat to take control of Nicaragua?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the Nicaraguan Revolution. Areas of emphasis on the quiz include Anastasio Somoza and the Sandinista rebels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Anastasio Somoza
  • United States relations with Nicaragua
  • Ruling Nicaraguan family for most of the 20th century

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Nicaraguan Revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Sandinista rebels
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Somoza's regime and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about the revolution, review the accompanying lesson on The Nicaraguan Revolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details United States involvement in Central America in 1959
  • Explores the Somoza Dynasty
  • Explains United States President Jimmy Carter's actions
  • Covers the Sandinistas taking control of Nicaragua