Reading Guide Pp 385-387 Afghanistan

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Reading guide over pp 385-387


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  • 1. 
    Why have empires throughout history fought for control of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Because of its wealthof farmland and natural resources

    • B. 

      Its strategic location where Southwest Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia meet

    • C. 

      Because of its many sea ports and their value in trading

  • 2. 
    Who fought for control of Afghanistan in the 1800,s?
    • A. 

      The Mongol and Russian Armies

    • B. 

      Great Britain and Scotland

    • C. 

      Russia and Great Britain

  • 3. 
    Who won the conflict mentioned in question 3?
    • A. 

      Mongolia

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Great Britain

  • 4. 
    What did each side want in this conflict?
    • A. 

      Russia wanted to reach a warm-water sea port and England wanted to protect its Indian colonies

    • B. 

      Great Britain wanted a warm-water sea port and Mongolia wanted to take over India

    • C. 

      Mongolia wanted a warm water sea port and Russia wanted to be close to Indian territories

  • 5. 
    Who invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and controlled it throughout the 1980s?
    • A. 

      Soviet Union

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Great Britain

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the local conservative  Muslim group that took control of Afghanistan after 1989 until the US ousted them from power?
    • A. 

      Muslim League

    • B. 

      Al-Quaida

    • C. 

      Taliban

  • 7. 
    How do most Afghans make a living?
    • A. 

      Service industries

    • B. 

      Subsistence farming

    • C. 

      Technology jobs in cities

  • 8. 
    Why is Afghanistan's economy weak?
    • A. 

      Years of war have weakened the economy

    • B. 

      There are no natural resources there

    • C. 

      They have no sea ports

  • 9. 
    What is one cultural aspect that most Afghans share?
    • A. 

      Most speak the same language

    • B. 

      Most have the same heritage

    • C. 

      Most share the Muslim faith

  • 10. 
    What is one cultural aspect left form the Mongols rule?
    • A. 

      Kite flying

    • B. 

      Cricket

    • C. 

      Buzkashi

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