Territorial Developments in France: Losses & Acquisitions


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How did the French ruler Napoleon III impact the creation of Italy?

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1. How did France gain control over Savoy and Nice?

2. Why did France lose control over Alsace-Lorraine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of French territorial losses and acquisitions. You'll need to know about the 19th-century French Empire as well as the Franco-Prussian War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources test your knowledge of:

  • A French leader who entered into an agreement with the leaders of Sardinia-Piedmont
  • Two principalities France gained for helping Italy against Austria
  • The event which the rest of Europe used to harness France's power

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what territory France lost after its defeat in the Franco-Prussian War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the downfall of the 19th-century French Empire

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled French Territorial Losses and Acquisitions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the instability in France during the 18th century
  • Identify Napoleon's successes and failures in expanding France's dominance
  • Understand France's relationship with Italy and Germany in the 19th century