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The Darfur Humanitarian Crisis

written by: dixiehendley
 
This quiz will help familiarize you with the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region.

Question 1:


What was the Darfur region of western Sudan named after?
The Fur river running through the region
The arabic word "darfur" meaning stove or furnace
A British explorer named William Darfur
A tribe of people called the Fur tribe

Question 2:


The Darfur crisis in western Sudan began as a result of tribal warfare between two black African tribes, the Fur tribe and the Zaghawa tribe.
True
False

Question 3:


Which United Nations representative was forced to leave Sudan in October, 2006 because of comments made about the Sudanese Army?
John R. Bolton
Jan Pronk
Angelina Jolie
Kofi Annan

Question 4:


What is the nickname given to the Nomadic Arabs who are said to be responsible for the torturing and killing of innocent tribal Africans in the Darfur region?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


There is much speculation as to how many people died as a direct result of the Darfur conflict. What figure do most Non-governmental organizations use when calculating the total number of deaths?
250,000
150,000
50,000
400,000

Question 6:


In May 2006 the Joint Equality Movement (JEM), one of the main rebel groups in Darfur, signed a peace deal with the Government of Sudan. As a result the rebel group split in two causing the pro-government side and the pro-rebel side to fight against each other.
True
False

Question 7:


What is the name of the volcanic mountainous region in the center of Darfur, Sudan?
Jebel Mara
Salama Marra
Matara Marra
Masai Mara

Question 8:


Most of the black Africans in the Darfur region are Christian, which is another reason why there is conflict between their tribes and the nomadic Arabs.
False
True

Question 9:


When the fighting in Darfur began in 2003, the locals moved into IDP (Internationally Displaced Persons) camps to avoid the fighting and seek aid. According to the registration taken, about how many people received aid in Darfur’s largest camp in from 2003 to 2005?
60,000
1,000,000
35,000
150,000

Question 10:


If there is a crowd of children in a Darfur camp screaming "Kawaja, kawaja!" what is there in the center of the crowd?
A football/soccerball
A water hole
A white person
A dog

 


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