Can You Pass The G.K Quiz On Afghanistan?

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  • 1. 
    Which best describes the climate and landforms of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Lush and tropical

    • B. 

      Dry and mountainous

    • C. 

      Cold and mountainous

    • D. 

      Temperate and flat

  • 2. 
    Which best describes the the majority population of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Desperately poor; struggling for basic needs

    • B. 

      Middle class and well-educated

    • C. 

      Poor, but basic needs provided by government

    • D. 

      Uneducated, but middle class

  • 3. 
    Which assumption is true based on the selection?
    • A. 

      US forces successfully eliminated the Taliban as a threat

    • B. 

      US forces were no match for the Taliban

    • C. 

      Us forces ousted the Taliban from power but they continue to be a threat

    • D. 

      All Americans support the effort to eliminate the Taliban

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best supports the presidents postion on the Taliban?
    • A. 

      Taliban forces must be driven out of Afghanistan because they support terrorists who target America

    • B. 

      As long as the Taliban is not in charge of Afghanistan, they no longer pose a threat to Americans

    • C. 

      Removing the Taliban from power in Afghanistan was the primary objective and no further action is needed

    • D. 

      US troops should leave Afghanistan because we are stretched too thin with two overseas conflicts

  • 5. 
    What was the result of Mortenson's failed attempt to climb K2 in 1993?
    • A. 

      He died from complications of a serious fall

    • B. 

      He was forced to leave the country, never to return

    • C. 

      He was caught in the crossfire of Taliban and US forces

    • D. 

      He noticed the children's hunger to learn and vowed to build a school

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes the schools Mortenson saw in rural Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Well-built and well-supplied facilities of learning with few children in attendance

    • B. 

      Makeshift and over-crowded schools with no supplies full of eager learners

    • C. 

      Older buildings and supplies but generally in good repair and well-furnished

    • D. 

      There were no schools at all because education was not valued by the people

  • 7. 
    Which of the following  best describes the current government of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      A constitutional monarchy

    • B. 

      An oligarchy

    • C. 

      A Transitional democracy

    • D. 

      A communist regime

  • 8. 
    What is the capital of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Islamabad

    • B. 

      Kabul

    • C. 

      Jalalabad

    • D. 

      Kandahar

  • 9. 
    Which mountain chain straddlespart of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border?
    • A. 

      Himalayas

    • B. 

      Karakoram Range

    • C. 

      Hindu Kush

    • D. 

      Pamir Range

  • 10. 
    According to the map, which kind of schools are in the province of Khost?
    • A. 

      Only primary/middle school

    • B. 

      Only high school

    • C. 

      Both primary and high schools

    • D. 

      No sch

  • 11. 
    How many high schools are represented in the Wahkan Corridor?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 12. 
    In what kindof terrain are most of the schools located?
    • A. 

      Flat, desert terrain

    • B. 

      Mountainous terrain

    • C. 

      Near lakes

    • D. 

      Ocean coasts

  • 13. 
    Which Afghan cities are located near 34 degrees N latitude?
    • A. 

      Kandahar and Farah

    • B. 

      Kunar and Herat

    • C. 

      Mazar-e Sharif and Baharak

    • D. 

      Jalalaband and Kabul

  • 14. 
    Which best describes Afghanistan's history?
    • A. 

      Tumultuous with many occupation by foreign powers and many bloody wars

    • B. 

      Peaceful with a history of peaceful self rule and very little warfare

    • C. 

      Short with only one hundred years of known history

    • D. 

      Victorious and bloody with Afghanistan often conquering and ruling other lands

  • 15. 
    What power had control of Adghanistan before Alexander the Great?
    • A. 

      Genghis Khan and the Mongols

    • B. 

      The British Empire

    • C. 

      The Persian Empire

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union

  • 16. 
    Which foreign power occupied Afghanistan for much of the 1980s?
    • A. 

      The Mongols

    • B. 

      The British Empire

    • C. 

      The Persian Empire

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union

  • 17. 
    Forces led by which country helped free Afghanistan from Soviet occupation, and then ironically led an invasion of Afghanistan less than 12 years later?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Iraq

  • 18. 
    Look at the  back of the magazine and answer the next three questions based upon it. Which of the following comes closest to stating the cartoon's message?
    • A. 

      Catching Osama bin Laden will not be an easy task

    • B. 

      Taking down the Taliban is an important job and the US must stay in Afghanistan until it is done

    • C. 

      America faces huge obstacles in trying to bring democracy to Afghanistan and bring down the Taliban

    • D. 

      The United States should pull all forces out og Afghanistan and take care of US soil

  • 19. 
    Which of the following describes a repressive government?
    • A. 

      One in which citizens do not have freedoms and resistance is stopped by use of forces

    • B. 

      One in which the citizens are well cared for by the government and given freedoms

    • C. 

      One in which the citizens are not allowed to vote, but are allowed to speak their opinions about the government

    • D. 

      One in which gov'tofficials are elected by the people and must answer to the people

  • 20. 
     The cartoon is called "The Game of War".  Study the board, which is supposed to resemble a Monopoly board, for a minute.  What do the first few spaces past the 'Start' space represent?
    • A. 

      The main weapons in America's war on terror

    • B. 

      American allies in America's War on Terror

    • C. 

      Victories that America faced in trying to stop terrorism in Afghanistan

    • D. 

      Obstacles that America faced in trying to stop terrorism in Afghanistan

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