Remains of a brutal past returned to Namibia

Q: Namibian officials in Berlin last week received the remains of some of the indigenous people killed in their country by German forces in a genocide more than a century ago. Where is the southwest African nation of Namibia?

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Q: Between 1904 and 1908, German troops were ordered to wipe out native tribes who had resisted colonization. Skulls and other body parts of some of the dead were sent back to Europe where they were used in a discredited attempt to prove European racial superiority. The Germans were ousted during World War I by troops from Namibia’s southern neighbor …

A. Angola

B. Botswana

C. South Africa

D. Zambia

Q: The Germans were hardly the only Europeans to slaughter indigenous people. What modern central African nation was once ravaged by the king of Belgium who ruled the land as his private property?

A. Algeria

B. DR Congo

C. Madgascar

D. Senegal

Q: The extinction of the indigenous people who had lived on the island of Tasmania for 40,000 years served as an inspiration for H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” tale of Martian invaders intent on wiping out humanity. The native Tasmanians were hunted down by European settlers of what former British colony?

A. Australia

B. Canada

C. South Africa

D. United States

Q: Since prehistoric times invaders have killed off existing populations in conquered territories in what would be now considered genocides. From the start of European colonization around 1500, the total population of native Americans declined by about how much by 1900?

A. 98%

B. 80%

C. 60%

D. 40%

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