Quiz about Corazon Aquino of the Philippines
Quiz about Corazon Aquino of the Philippines

Corazon Aquino of the Philippines Quiz


Corazon Aquino changed the face of the Republic of the Philippines by serving her people as the first female president of that nation. She peacefully led the country from dictatorship to democracy. All multiple choice quiz. Enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by SP44000. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
SP44000
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
314,394
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. In what year did Corazon Aquino become president of the Republic of the Philippines? Hint

1986
1992
1983
1988

2. Corazon Aquino was a deeply religious woman and had a close association with which of the following groups before and during her political career? Hint

Pentecostal
Muslim
Roman Catholic
Baptist

3. Corazon Aquino was thrust into politics when her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, died in 1983. How did he die? Hint

He was assassinated.
He was killed in an automobile accident.
He died of cancer.
He was killed by guerilla warfare.

4. Corazon Aquino, in her trademark yellow dress, led the People Power Revolution to overthrow which leader from power? Hint

Salvador Laurel
Fidel Ramos
Don Joaquin "Chino" Roces
Ferdinand Marcos

5. Corazon Aquino peacefully led the Philippines to become a true democracy. This included a Philippine Constitution that limited the president to a single term of how many years? Hint

4
7
5
6

6. In addition to the development of a new constitution and law reform, what other major cause did President Corazon Aquino champion, during her term of service as the president of the Philippines? Hint

public education
agrarian reform
curbing emigration
tourism development

7. Corazon Aquino's administration faced seven coups and coup attempts as well as various natural disasters. There was an extremely strong volcanic eruption in 1991 that caused great devestation to agricultural production in the area. What was the name of the mountain that erupted? Hint

Mount Apo
Mount Mantalingaian
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Pinatubo

8. President Aquino of the Philippines initiated which of the following actions that changed the balance of power in Asia? Hint

expulsion of foreign banks in the Philippines
closing the US military bases in the Philippines
closing all casinos in the Philippines
dissolution of maritime treaties with Asean nations

9. Corazon Aquino received many honors and awards during her lifetime. Which of the following did she *not* receive?

Hint

World Citizenship Award (2001)
Time Magazine Woman of the Year (1986)
Nobel Peace Prize (1986)
Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award (1986)

10. Corazon Aquino is quoted in a CNN internet article as saying, "I'd like to be known as a woman of faith, somebody who believed in God and who believed in ____________." Hint

her people
herself
her family
politics


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what year did Corazon Aquino become president of the Republic of the Philippines?

Answer: 1986

Aquino was sworn in as the first female president of the Philippines on February 25, 1986 and she served until June 30, 1992.
2. Corazon Aquino was a deeply religious woman and had a close association with which of the following groups before and during her political career?

Answer: Roman Catholic

Aquino received a Catholic education and she and her husband both drew strength and guidence from their faith. While imprisoned he prayed and attended mass regularly and she went on a spiritual retreat while making the decision to run for political office. Support from many Catholics in the Philippines was helpful in her political career, but they did not always support her decisions.
3. Corazon Aquino was thrust into politics when her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, died in 1983. How did he die?

Answer: He was assassinated.

Senator Benigno Aquino openly opposed the government in place in the Philippines in 1972 and when martial law was declared in that year he was soon imprisoned. He remained in prison until 1980 when he was released and allowed to go to the US for medical treatment.

In 1983 he returned to the Philippines at the encouragement of a group who opposed the government then in power. He was assassinated on the tarmac at the airport in Manila.
4. Corazon Aquino, in her trademark yellow dress, led the People Power Revolution to overthrow which leader from power?

Answer: Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos of the Nationalist Party was elected as president in 1965 and re-elected in 1969. In the face of unrest, economic trouble, and the growing presence of communists he declared martial law in 1972. He remained in power until Aquino became president in 1986. Fidel Ramos had been Armed Forces Vice Chief of Staff in Marcos' administration and would later become Defense Secretary in Aquino's administration. Laurel was Aquino's running-mate. Roces was a businessman who initiated the Cory Aquino for President movement.
5. Corazon Aquino peacefully led the Philippines to become a true democracy. This included a Philippine Constitution that limited the president to a single term of how many years?

Answer: 6

Aquino defied the odds and much speculation and was able to remain in power as president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. Following her term of service Aquino supported Fidel Ramos as the next president and he was elected.
6. In addition to the development of a new constitution and law reform, what other major cause did President Corazon Aquino champion, during her term of service as the president of the Philippines?

Answer: agrarian reform

Aquino worked to break up the monopoly in the sugar industry. She passed laws that redistributed lands to tenant farmers from large landowners and corporations. These large landowners were compensated for their land, but it was still a controversial issue on many fronts.
7. Corazon Aquino's administration faced seven coups and coup attempts as well as various natural disasters. There was an extremely strong volcanic eruption in 1991 that caused great devestation to agricultural production in the area. What was the name of the mountain that erupted?

Answer: Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, killing three hundred people, and the devestation to agriculture in the area was severe. In 1990 a strong earthquake in Luzon left 1600 dead. Tropical Storm Thelma or Typhoon Uring struck the Philippines in November 1991 and left 6000 dead. These were all disasters with which the Aquino administration had to deal.
8. President Aquino of the Philippines initiated which of the following actions that changed the balance of power in Asia?

Answer: closing the US military bases in the Philippines

The US miliatry presence in the Philippines dated back to the early 1900s so the closure of the major military bases had long-ranging effects even though it was done in a peaceful and orderly way. Almost 80,000 Filipinos had been employed by these bases so this was just one of the challenges facing the country following the closure of the bases.
9. Corazon Aquino received many honors and awards during her lifetime. Which of the following did she *not* receive?

Answer: Nobel Peace Prize (1986)

Aquion was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, but she did not win. She was widely recognized for the contribution that she made to freedom and democracy as well as her continuing service following her presidency.
10. Corazon Aquino is quoted in a CNN internet article as saying, "I'd like to be known as a woman of faith, somebody who believed in God and who believed in ____________."

Answer: her people

Aquino went from housewife to world leader because she accepted the opportunity to lead in a time of need. She was a woman of great faith, courage and dedication to her ideals.
Source: Author SP44000

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