Cambodia Since April 1975


1.       After April 17, 1975 the Khmer Rouge immediately began to empty the cities and force everyone to become rural peasants.  In this process, “new people” were those who:

  1. had just joined the revolution prior to victory
  2. people who had just been evacuated from the cities
  3. young people who were still considered “pure”
  4. all of the above


2.       Goals of Democratic Kampuchea with regard to agriculture included:

  1. recreating the glories of Angkor by building vast irrigation projects
  2. increasing yields from around 1 ton per hectare to 3 tons per hectare
  3. to collectivize all agricultural production
  4. to gather rice surpluses for export and to feed the military
  5. all of the above


3.       The numbers of people who died in Democratic Kampuchea are debated, but are likely between:

  1. 100,000 and 200,000
  2. 250,000 and 500,000
  3. 1 to 1.5 million
  4. 1.5 to 2 million


4.       The best case for the use of the term “genocide” with regard to Democratic Kampuchea’s rule can be made for which group of people:

  1. the Vietnamese minority
  2. the Islamic Cham minority
  3. the highland minority groups
  4. the ethnic Chinese
  5. all of the above


5.       Under the People’s Republic of Kampuchea, people were again allowed to practice which religions:

  1. Buddhism
  2. Islam
  3. Christianity
  4. All of the above
  5. a and b only


6.       The PRK instituted collectivized agriculture where everyone belongs to Krom Samaki or solidarity groups.  These groups were:

  1. comprised of 10 to 20 families
  2. were very popular among the local population
  3. were used exclusively until land ownership was allowed again until in 1989
  4. all of the above


7.       During the PRK period, the defeated Khmer Rouge retreated to the Thai border where they:

  1. were rebuilt as a fighting force with support from China, Thailand and the West
  2. reformed and abandoned their brutal methods of rule
  3. became environmentally friendly, preventing logging in areas they controlled
  4. were mostly resettled to third countries as refugees
  5. all of the above


8.       The Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea was a coalition of three groups that united to fight the Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia.  It included:

  1. FUNCINPEC (the royalists), the Khmer Rouge and the Thai government
  2. FUNCINPEC (the royalists), the Khmer Rouge and the K-5
  3. FUNCINPEC (the royalists), the KPNLF and the Khmer Rouge
  4. FUNCINPEC (the royalists), the KPNLF and ASEAN forces


9.       The PRK changed it’s name to the State of Cambodia in 1989 in preparations for anticipated coming elections after a peace agreement was reached.  Changes under the SOC included:

  1. the reestablishment of Buddhism as the state religion
  2. the reestablishment of private ownership of land
  3. and end to the one party system of political rule
  4. all of the above
  5. a and b only


10.   Under the SOC, with a change to a market economy, changes included:

  1. a selling off of state assets, with much of the money pocketed as corruption
  2. a complete changeover from state owned factories to private enterprise
  3. a smooth transition with little or no public complaint
  4. all of the above


11.   Which of the four Cambodian factions signed the Paris Peace Accords:

  1. FUNCINPEC, the KPNLF, and the SOC
  2. FUNCINPEC, the KPNLF, the SOC and the Khmer Rouge
  3. The Khmer Rouge and the SOC
  4. The KPNLF, the SOC and the Khmer Rouge


12.   The UN peacekeeping mission in Cambodia was designed to do what:

  1. organize free and fair elections
  2. coordinate the return of refugees from border camps
  3. canton and demobilize fighters from all the warring parties
  4. confirm the cessation of outside military assistance
  5. all of the above


13.   UNTAC was NOT able to do which of its assigned functions:

  1. canton and demobilize fighters from all the warring parties
  2. organize credible elections
  3. coordinate the return of refugees from the border camps
  4. begin a process of rehabilitation of the country’s infrastructure
  5. all of the above


14.   The results of the 1993 UN organized elections were:

  1. FUNCINPEC 45 percent, CPP 38 percent, BLDP 3.8 percent
  2. FUNCINPEC 38 percent, CPP 45 percent, BLDP 3.8 percent
  3. FUNCINPEC 45 percent, CPP 46 percent, BLDP 3.8 percent
  4. None of the above


15.   The Royal Government established after the 1993 elections was:

  1. more stable than any in the previous 50 years of Cambodian history
  2. was divided at every level and became increasingly unstable over the next 3 years
  3. eventually ended peacefully with new elections in 1998
  4. was ruled over by and strong and persuasive King Sihanouk
  5. all of the above


16.   The coalition government formed in 1993 collapsed after fierce fighting in Phnom Penh July 5-6, 1997.  This fighting was:

  1. Khmer Rouge forces attacking the city
  2. FUNCINPEC and Khmer Rouge forces attacking the city
  3. The CPP forcing out FUNCINPEC and eliminating its military forces
  4. A move by the CPP to reunite with certain elements of the Khmer Rouge
  5. None of the above


17.   A new coalition government was formed after elections in 1998.  The new coalition consists of:

  1. CPP
  3. CPP, FUNCINPEC and the Sam Rainsy Party
  4. CPP, FUNCINPEC and the BLDP