Modern History Apartheid Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Jfloriano
J
Jfloriano
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 512
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 512

SettingsSettingsSettings
Modern History Apartheid Quiz - Quiz

Apartheid was the darkest phase in the history of South Africa. Play this informative quiz on the modern history of apartheid. This quiz traces the history, political and sociological factors of apartheid. Nelson Mandela was the prime face of the anti-apartheid struggle. If you find this quiz didactic and revealing and it left you with some new information, then do share it with your friends and family. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the main ideological reason for the apartheid?

    • A.

      To separate the different races in South Africa

    • B.

      To aid the Afrikaners in completing genocide with the black people

    • C.

      To push forward South Africa becoming a republic

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To separate the different races in South Africa
    Explanation
    The main ideological reason for the apartheid was to separate the different races in South Africa. This policy was implemented by the National Party in 1948 with the aim of maintaining white minority rule and preserving the social, economic, and political dominance of the white population. The apartheid system enforced strict racial segregation, denying basic rights and opportunities to non-white South Africans. It aimed to create separate and unequal societies for different racial groups, with the white minority enjoying privileges and power while suppressing the rights and freedoms of the black majority.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    True or False: Troy Neale states that the Akrikaners believed that is was impossible for different races and cultures to live as one

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tory Neale wrote the study guide to South Africa on the HSC Online website He maybe someone you can quote

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Who conducted the research into the implementation of the official policy?

    • A.

      Prime Minister D. Malan

    • B.

      Professor Tomlinson

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela

    • D.

      Dr. H.F Verwoerd

    Correct Answer
    B. Professor Tomlinson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Professor Tomlinson because the question asks about the person who conducted the research into the implementation of the official policy. Out of the given options, Professor Tomlinson is the only one who fits this description. The other options, Prime Minister D. Malan, Nelson Mandela, and Dr. H.F Verwoerd, are not mentioned in relation to conducting research into the implementation of the official policy. Therefore, Professor Tomlinson is the most suitable answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    How many areas were designated for the reserves called Bantustans

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven
    Explanation
    During the apartheid era in South Africa, the government created areas called Bantustans or Homelands, which were designated for specific ethnic groups. These areas were meant to be self-governing territories for black South Africans, but in reality, they were used as a tool of segregation and control. There were a total of seven Bantustans created, each assigned to a different ethnic group. These Bantustans were often impoverished and lacked resources, and their creation was widely criticized as a way to further marginalize and oppress black South Africans.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Blacks were allowed to enter the white areas provided they were employed and had a passbook

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the era of apartheid in South Africa, blacks were subjected to strict racial segregation. They were not allowed to enter white areas without proper authorization. However, if they were employed and possessed a passbook, they were granted permission to enter these areas. This system was designed to control and monitor the movement of black individuals within the country. Therefore, the statement that blacks were allowed to enter white areas if they were employed and had a passbook is true.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    L. Thompson provides a list of the public services that were absent from the black population. Half of the quote is provided, tick which of the options you believe would be absent. "schools hospitals and public transport, reliable electricity and running water........ NOTE: There is more than one answer

    • A.

      Public telephones

    • B.

      Sewarge systems

    • C.

      Access to swimming pools

    • D.

      Access to parks and playing feilds

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Public telephones
    B. Sewarge systems
    D. Access to parks and playing feilds
    Explanation
    The full quote (copy this down): "schools hospitals and public transport, reliable electricity and running water, public telephones and sewerage systems, parks and playing fields were rare"

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Professor J.P. Brits stated that the apartheid policy was a.......continually adapted to changed circumstances."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Professor J.P. Brits believed that the apartheid policy was continually adapted to changed circumstances. Therefore, the correct answer is true. This implies that the apartheid policy was not a static and unchanging system, but rather a policy that evolved and adjusted in response to different situations and conditions.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Which of the following did not belong to one of the four racial groupings during the Apartheid regime?

    • A.

      Europeans

    • B.

      Indians

    • C.

      Coloreds

    • D.

      Whites

    Correct Answer
    A. Europeans
    Explanation
    During the Apartheid regime, Europeans did not belong to one of the four racial groupings. The four racial groupings were Whites, Coloreds, Indians, and Blacks. Europeans were considered as part of the White racial grouping, which consisted of people of European descent.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The National Party's adoption of apartheid legislation in 1948: why?

    • A.

      To gain independence from the British

    • B.

      To imprison Nelson Mandela

    • C.

      To boost the sale of gold and diamonds

    • D.

      To maintain white control of the country

    Correct Answer
    D. To maintain white control of the country
    Explanation
    The National Party's adoption of apartheid legislation in 1948 was motivated by their desire to maintain white control of the country. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation and discrimination that aimed to enforce the dominance of the white minority over the non-white majority in South Africa. By implementing apartheid laws, the National Party sought to institutionalize racial inequality and ensure the continued political, social, and economic power of the white population.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Aug 26, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Feb 29, 2012
    Quiz Created by
    Jfloriano
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.