18th Century Powers: Prussia and Austria


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1. How did the War of the Austrian Succession begin?

2. How did the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle impact Prussia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the 18th century, Prussia and Austria were entangled in bitter conflicts over the ownership of land territories. This quiz/worksheet combo will use multiple choice questions to test your understanding of the historical facts of these events, including wars and major treaties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • King Frederick II's characteristics
  • What incited the War of Austrian Succession
  • The outcome of the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
  • What incited the Seven Years' War
  • The results of the wars

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can understand information in the video regarding both Austria and Prussia in the 18th century and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conflicts between Prussia and Austria in the 18th century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War

Additional Learning

To learn more about the conflicts between these two countries, review the accompanying lesson on 18th Century Prussia and Austria. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the actions of Frederick II and Maria Theresa
  • Explains how Austria and Prussia fought bitterly over land
  • Details the War of Austrian Succession, the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, and the Seven Years' War
  • Explains the results of these conflicts
  • Covers the roles of other nations in the conflict, such as Britain and France