African Resistance to European Imperialism: Conflicts & Impact


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What was the purpose of the Berlin Conference in 1884-1885?

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1. Which of these African regions managed to fend off European colonialism for the entire Scramble for Africa?

2. What can generally be attributed to the military success of European empires over African kingdoms like the Mandika or Ndebele?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To see what you understand about the African resistance to European Imperialism, go through the quiz/worksheet combo. The purpose of the Berlin Conference and how specific kingdoms and groups resisted colonialism are among the quiz topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be quizzed on the following topics:

  • How the Igbo women of Nigeria resisted colonialism
  • Ways Ethiopia managed to secure its continual independence
  • Why the Berlin Conference was held
  • An African region that completely fended off European colonialism
  • Why the European military was able to conquer African kingdoms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the Igbo women's tactics against colonialism
  • Making connections - use understanding of European nations at this time to recognize why their military succeeded over some of the African kingdoms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of the Berlin Conference and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson titled African Resistance to European Imperialism: Conflicts & Impact. Some other topics you can look at include:

  • What the Scramble for Africa refers to
  • Resistance in Zimbabwe
  • African military disputes
  • Important figures, like Menelik II