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Syria's Political Turmoil: Background Reading with Questions
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Students read the text on Syria's political background and answer questions placed throughout. This prints as two pages (one double-sided sheet). Click here to print. The answer key is below.
ANSWER KEY - 1. What European country controlled Syria following World War I? a. France b. Germany c. Great Britain d. Russia 2. In 1967, Syria lost the Golan Heights region to _____. a. Egypt b. Israel c. Jordan d. the Soviet Union 3. Who became president of Syria in 2000? a. Bashar al-Asad b. Benjamin Netanyahu c. Hafiz al-Asad d. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 4. Which of the following was not a demand of Syrian protesters in 2011? a. legalization of political parties b. removal of corrupt local officials c. repeal of the restrictive Emergency Law allowing arrests without charge d. surrender of al-Asad to U.N. International Criminal Court 5. Which of the following did not impose sanctions against Syria? a. Arab League b. European Union c. Russia d. United States 6. By the end of 2018, 5.7 million Syrians were registered refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and North Africa.
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