Syrian Civil War And Crisis Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What was the inciting incident that resulted in the Syrian Civil War?

    • A.

      Pro-Democracy protests

    • B.

      Teenagers writing anti-government grafiti

    • C.

      The execution of Syrian anti-government protestors

    • D.

      Mass executions by President Bashar al-Assad

    Correct Answer
    B. Teenagers writing anti-government grafiti
    Explanation
    The initial incident that took place at the beginning of 2011 was a group of teenagers who spray painted rebellious and anti-government graffiti on a school building. The events afterwards included sit-in's and pro-democracy protests.

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  • 2. 

    What country showed resistance to accepting Syrian refugee's based on religious reasons?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Hungary

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Hungary
    Explanation
    The Hungarian Prime Minister was quoted saying "Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims. This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity”

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  • 3. 

    Which participants have been accused of being guilty of war crimes by the United Nations?

    • A.

      ISIS

    • B.

      The Syrian Government

    • C.

      The Syrian Rebels

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All three participants have been accused of being guilty of committing war crimes by the United Nations. This includes murder, torture, rape, and enforced disappearances.

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  • 4. 

    Why are barrel bombs considered unreliable?

    • A.

      They are inaccurate and end up harming innocent civilians

    • B.

      They are radioactive

    • C.

      They are not unreliable, this is not true

    • D.

      They can go off at any time

    Correct Answer
    A. They are inaccurate and end up harming innocent civilians
    Explanation
    Barrell bombs are very unreliable when it comes to aim. They are often filled with gasoline and shrapnel such as nails and pieces of metal and dropped from airplanes, therefore not reliable in their accuracy.

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  • 5. 

    Which countries that share a border with Syria have closed their borders to refugees?

    • A.

      Hungary and Turkey

    • B.

      Greece and France

    • C.

      Jordan and Lebanon

    • D.

      Germany and Greece

    Correct Answer
    C. Jordan and Lebanon
    Explanation
    Jordan and Lebanon have closed their borders to Syrians, making it especially difficult to cross their borders. Syrians more frequently cross Turkey's border, and often times pay astronomical amounts of money to human traffickers to do so.

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  • 6. 

    What city and country did the massive sexual assault take place on New Years Eve?

    • A.

      Berlin, Germany

    • B.

      Ankara, Turkey

    • C.

      Cologne, Germany

    • D.

      Athens, Greece

    Correct Answer
    C. Cologne, Germany
    Explanation
    The massive sexual assault that took place on New Years was in Cologne, Germany. Over 1,000 men of North African and Arab descent assaulted women by groping them, touching them, and raping them.

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  • 7. 

    Xenophobia is:

    • A.

      The fear of sexual abuse

    • B.

      The fear of terrorism

    • C.

      The fear of war

    • D.

      The dislike or fear of people from other countries

    Correct Answer
    D. The dislike or fear of people from other countries
    Explanation
    Xenophobia is the dislike or fear of people from other countries. This is becoming a prominent problem in Europe due to a combination of the massive numbers of refugees, fear of ISIS terrorism, and emphasized by the attacks in Germany.

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  • 8. 

    A man involved in the attacks on Paris was a Syrian refugee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. A passport was discovered that appeared to link one of the assailants to having been from Syria and traveling through Greece, however it was discovered to be fake.

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  • 9. 

    Chemical weapons in Syria were removed and destroyed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Despite this occurring, as well as threats from the U.S., there is evidence that chemical warfare has continued to be used

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  • 10. 

    Some refugees have the option of taking a ferry to Greece:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Though some Syrians have the option, this is significantly more expensive. Most cannot afford it and resort to taking flimsy rubber rafts or dingy's to Greece where thousands have drowned during the journey, including three year old Aylan Kurdi, his five year old brother, and mother.

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