Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact


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Defeat at the hands of _____ forced Austria to look elsewhere for political power.

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1. How was the dual monarchy created by the Hungarian Magyar rulers and the Austrian emperor?

2. What powers did Hungary gain at the creation of the dual monarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess what you know about the history of the Austrian-Hungarian dual monarchy. The practice questions will focus on the creation of the dual monarchy.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will ask about the following:

  • What German state defeated the Austrians and forced them to look for new sources of political power
  • What agreement created the dual monarchy
  • What powers Hungary gained from the alliance
  • What Austrian king signed the agreement into law
  • What famous ruling family of Austria created the dual monarchy

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Austro-Hungarian empire in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation of the Austro-Hungarian empire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the creation of the dual monarchy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical merger, review the corresponding lesson on the History of the Austrian-Hungarian Dual Monarchy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the creation of Austria-Hungary
  • Explore the background that led to the political alliance
  • Discuss the details of the Ausgleich
  • Review the impact of the agreement