British Colonies in Africa: History & Map


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What part of Africa was first colonized by Great Britain?

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1. What were the three C's that David Livingstone believed that Great Britain needed to bring to Africa?

2. British colonies Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia were named for _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz help you gauge your understanding of British colonies in Africa. The history of these colonies and why they were established are some topics you need to be familiar with for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of:

  • Area of Africa that Great Britain first colonized
  • When most of Britain's colonies in Africa gained their independence
  • Time when Great Britain acquired most of its African colonies
  • Where the name for the British colonies Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia came from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on British colonies in Africa
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about David Livingstone's three c's describing what Great Britain needed to bring to Africa
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the timeline of British colonies in Africa

Additional Learning

Review more topics any time by using the lesson called British Colonies in Africa: History & Map. This lesson helps you:

  • Determine why the British wanted a few outposts in West Africa
  • Review colonial South Africa
  • Identify imperial figures