Colombia History 1930-2010

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Colombia History 1930-2010

See if you know your Colombian history from 1930 onwards!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first liberal president of Colombia since the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Eduardo Santos

    • B. 

      Enrique Olaya Herrera

    • C. 

      Lopez Pumajero

    • D. 

      Omar Minaya

    • E. 

      Cesar Vialpino

  • 2. 
    Why was the Colombian-Peru War started?
    • A. 

      Trade and Border disputes

    • B. 

      Ethnic Conflict

    • C. 

      Invasion

    • D. 

      Terrorism

    • E. 

      World War II

  • 3. 
    What did Conservatice believe in c. 1930?
    • A. 

      Suffrage for all

    • B. 

      Massive change in the economy and socially

    • C. 

      Social reforms spreading the wealth

    • D. 

      Control of the Church and an upper class to rule

    • E. 

      Small market capitalism, with generally shared profits.

  • 4. 
    What is "La Violencia"?
    • A. 

      A civil war between Liberals and Conservatives

    • B. 

      A period of violence and tension following 1942 with thousands of riots due to rifts in political beliefs.

    • C. 

      A war with Peru

    • D. 

      A sweeping revolution to establish a monarchy

    • E. 

      German Invasion and occupation of Colombia

  • 5. 
    Pablo Escobar was notorious for what?
    • A. 

      Being the leader of the Drug Cartels for Cocaine

    • B. 

      Overthrowing the government

    • C. 

      Stopping the Drug Cartel and killing the leader

    • D. 

      Human trafficking and smuggling- "coyote" work

    • E. 

      Meth lab organizer

  • 6. 
    What pact ended the dispute that led to La Violencia?
    • A. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • B. 

      Treaty to compromise

    • C. 

      Bogota Pact

    • D. 

      Treaty of Colombia

    • E. 

      National Front

  • 7. 
    Which event led to the founding of M-19?
    • A. 

      War with Peru

    • B. 

      Drug Cartels taking over

    • C. 

      RIgged elections in 1970

    • D. 

      Political opposition to the National Front's creation

    • E. 

      Invasion by the USA

  • 8. 
    Guerillas (M-19) and Drug Cartels had what type of relationship?
    • A. 

      Mutually cooperative

    • B. 

      Mutually uneven-hated each other

    • C. 

      Didn't care about either one

    • D. 

      Both hated the government but hated each other

    • E. 

      Were part of the same party

  • 9. 
    Belisario Betancur did what to M-19?
    • A. 

      Advocate them

    • B. 

      Politically denounce them

    • C. 

      Come to a peaceful agreement and cease-fire

    • D. 

      Executed members of M-19

    • E. 

      Assassinated the leaders of M-19

  • 10. 
    What did the constitution of 1991 guarantee?
    • A. 

      Drug trafficking is legal

    • B. 

      Guerillas can form their own political party

    • C. 

      Turn Colombia into a dictatorship

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      An end to Liberals and Conservatives