Impact of World War I on European Colonies


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The King's African Rifles was a colonial military belonging to which nation?

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1. During World War I, which nation controlled most of North Africa, including Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia?

2. Which nation lost all of its colonies under the Treaty of Versailles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

European colonialism reached its height during the time period immediately prior to the First World War. If you would like to see how much you know about events that occurred in European colonies during and after World War I, you can answer the helpful online questions found in this quiz and worksheet. Go over these questions to test your knowledge of the histories of major colonies during this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you study topics like:

  • The King's African Rifles
  • Colonialism in North Africa
  • The effects of the Treaty of Versailles
  • New Imperialism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these quiz and worksheet questions to see how much you can remember about European colonies in the time period following World War I
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the period during which New Imperialism took place
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to identify the nation that lost its colonies under the Treaty of Versailles

Additional Learning

Learn even more about this subject by reading the associated lesson called, Impact of World War I on European Colonies. You can read through this lesson to learn about:

  • The Scramble for Africa
  • The French Foreign Legion
  • The League of Nations