World War One included human rights abuses. One of the most notable examples is the Turkish government's actions against those of Armenian ancestry in their realm. Estimates of the number killed range between 1 and 2 million. This was the first genocide of the 20th century and set the stage for the horrors to come later.
The questions are divided into two files. The first one has questions related to circumstances in the Ottoman empire that led to the genocide, as well as questions about the carrying-out of the genocide. The second file has questions about world opinion regarding the genocide, Turkish denials, and what happened to the perpetrators of the genocide.
Both files are provided in Word format and also as Examview Test Banks so that if you already have Examview or CPS in your classroom, you won't have to type them in.
The two files contain 77 questions in total. 44 are True/False and 23 are Multiple Choice.
These question will work with any textbook and can serve as a springboard for discussions about the genocide. You can be sure you cover all the major things students should know if you use these questions.
Additionally, the questions are perfect to use after viewing the PBS documentary, "The Armenian Genocide." Questions were originally generated from the content of this video. The two files correspond to specific parts of the video: Part 1 covers from the start of the video to 26:00 in, Part 2 covers from 26:00 to the end.
I must stress that you can use these questions whether you have access to the video or not. They are very appropriate for teaching a la carte, so to speak, and to provide a framework for discussing the Armenian Genocide.
However, for information on the video that coordinates with these questions, check your PBS local listings for a showing of "The Armenian Genocide" or go to:
No thorough study of WWI is complete without taking a close look at human rights violations, such as the ones that took place in the Ottoman Empire during the war.
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Questions created by Elise Parker