The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose


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Which explorer sparked Europe's late 19th century scramble for African colonization?

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1. Which of these organizations was set up under the auspices of researching and civilizing Africa?

2. The Principle of Effectivity in the colonization of Africa was adopted in the _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many of the issues currently facing countries in Africa, including the borders of the countries themselves, can be traced to the colonization of that continent by Europeans in the 19th century. To learn more about this subject, go over this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment questions will test you on points such as notable explorers of Africa and the politics of colonization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Explorations of Africa
  • Organizations related to colonization
  • Historical conferences on colonization
  • Guidelines on colonization

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the historical context of European colonization of Africa discussed in the attached lesson
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you can comprehend some historical events and figures surrounding 19th century colonization of Africa
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on some of the major events, people, and organizations that led to colonization of Africa

Additional Learning

To learn more about African colonization, review this lesson called The Colonization of Africa & The Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Early explorations of Africa
  • The Berlin Conference
  • Guidelines of colonization
  • Dividing up Africa