Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for October 6.

Simón Bolívar (died 1830) was one of the most important leaders of Spanish America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.

After the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of Gran Colombia, a nation formed from the liberated Spanish colonies. Bolívar became president of Gran Colombia (present-day Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama) from 1821 to 1830, president of Peru from 1824 to 1826, and president of Bolivia (which was named after him) from 1825 to 1826.

Bolívar is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia. Despite his use of explicit genocidal terror tactics (outlined in his Decree of War to the Death), he is thought of as a hero in these countries and is sometimes called the "George Washington of South America."

1. The Greek and Latin origins of genocide meant
A. undermine a people.
B. kill a tribe.
C. kill the founders.
D. reject a people.
2. Gran Colombia was
A. present-day Colombia.
B. present-day Peru and Bolivia.
C. present-day Ecuador and Peru.
D. a large country that was later split up.
3. Liberated means
A. made innocent.
B. made a brother of.
C. granted freedom to.
D. fought over.
4. This country was named after Bolivar:
A. Bolivia.
B. Peru.
C. Ecuador.
D. Colombia.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-B..........2-D..........3-C..........4-A
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