The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact


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All of the following contributed to the rise of the global economy EXCEPT _____.

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1. All of the following European countries established colonies in Africa and/or Asia in the 19th century EXCEPT _____.

2. Which of the following was a significant cause of the increase in colonization during the late 19th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the major events in the 19th-century world economy. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include catalysts for a country to colonize new territories and a term that refers to the world economy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to determine your knowledge of:

  • An alternate term for world economy
  • Causes for late 19th-century colonization increases
  • Conflicts resulting from British imperialism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on major events in the 19th-century world economy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason that countries would colonize an area
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about industrial production in the late 19th century

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify changes in industry in the latter half of the 1800s
  • Understand the causes of imperialism and colonization
  • Recognize the main conflict in a certain war
  • Know religion's effect on imperialism