Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 7


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 6 Vocabulary and the countries of Southwest and Central Asia.

adobe-pdf-logo Turmoil in Pakistan Reading

Homework - p. 12 - On the class website, read the article on "Turmoil in Pakistan," then answer the questions below on a separate sheet of paper (taped on to page 17) or right on to the page itself.

Reflection Questions on "Turmoil in Pakistan":

1) Although Pakistan is officially an Islamic Republic, what are at least three examples of the cultural diversity of Pakistan?

2) From 1885 to 1947, who controlled the territory that today makes up Pakistan? When Pakistan became independent, who were they separated from (to make another new country)?

3) How is the way in which Pakistan became independent similar or different to the UN Partition Plan of 1947? Based on your understanding of that plan, what inferences can you make about the possible conflicts Pakistan would have after it was separated?

4) In the War on Terror, Pakistan is seen as an ally to the United States, but according to the NATO report on page 3 of the article, why would the United States be concerned about the success of this alliance?

5) What kinds of natural disasters is Pakistan likely to suffer from? Give two examples of the kind of damage these natural disasters have caused to Pakistan in the past.

6) Looking at the maps on pages 5 and 6 of the article, which countries border Pakistan? Which countries do you see potential conflicts with Pakistan? Why? Be specific in your examples from the maps.

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