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History of Afghanistan: Quiz


Question 1: Sponsored by the UN, Afghan factions met in ________, Germany and chose a 30 member interim authority led by Hamid Karzai, a Pashtun from Kandahar[citation needed].

Question 2: The American ________, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia assisted in the financing of the resistance because of their anti-communist stance.
Cold WarDefense Intelligence AgencyCentral Intelligence AgencyNational Security Agency

Question 3: Prince ________, a cousin of Amanullah's, in turn defeated and killed Habibullah Kalakani in October of the same year, and with considerable Pashtun tribal support he was declared King Nadir Shah.
Habibullāh KalakāniMohammed Nadir ShahMohammed Daoud KhanAmanullah Khan

Question 4: ________, Nadir Khan's 19-year-old son, succeeded to the throne and reigned from 1933 to 1973.
Amanullah KhanHabibullāh KalakāniMohammed Zahir ShahMohammad Najibullah

Question 5: The Aryan peoples who arrived in Afghanistan left their languages (Pashto and Persian) and some culture, but it is the ________ influence (Persian and Arab invasions) that defined modern Afghanistan.
Western AsiaMiddle EastIranAsia

Question 6: This was the starting point of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the ________, which ended only in 1989 with a full withdrawal of Soviet troops under the Geneva Accords reached in 1988 between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Soviet war in AfghanistanVietnam WarKorean WarSino-Soviet border conflict

Question 7: Early in his presidency, United States President ________ moved to bolster troop strength in Afghanistan.
Barack ObamaJohn Edwards2008 Democratic National Convention2004 Democratic National Convention

Question 8: The city of Herat became one of the capitals of his empire, and his grandson Pir Muhammad held the seat of ________.

Question 9: On December 25, 1979, the Soviet army entered ________.

Question 10: The Mongols resulted in massive destruction of many cities, including Bamiyan, Herat, and ________, and the despoliation of fertile agricultural areas.

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