Otto von Bismarck: Accomplishments & Facts


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The many German-speaking regions and states in Europe that Bismarck would unite were known as _____.

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1. In what capacity did Bismarck serve that armed him with the skills needed to unify Germany and make it a world power?

2. Which of the following of Bismarck's accomplishments can be classified as social reform?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When Bismarck began his political career, Germany was not a nation in the modern sense. Instead, it was a loose collection of states or kingdoms, each with its own politics and agenda. This worksheet/quiz combination will test you on the key role he played in German and European politics, his accomplishments and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Name of the group of German states Bismark united
  • Diplomatic office Bismarck held that enabled him to observe powerful nations
  • Bismarck's social reforms
  • Bismarck's important political achievement

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of pre-World War I Germany to understand Bismarck's role in uniting the German states
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can correctly interpret information about Bismarck's economic reforms.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how Bismarck's diplomatic position provided him with the skill to make Germany a world power

Additional Learning

For more information about the Iron Chancellor, read or view the lesson titled Otto von Bismarck: Accomplishments & Facts. The lesson covers the objectives listed below:

  • Understand Bismarck's early life, education and beginnings of his political career
  • Discuss the political alliances Bismarck made with Austria-Hungary and Italy
  • Evaluate Bismarck's relationships with William I, Frederick III and William II
  • Define 'chancellor' and explain why Bismarck was called the Iron Chancellor