The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)


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What famous French leader invaded Egypt in 1798?

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1. Which of the following BEST describes European influence in the Middle East during the 19th century?

2. In which country was the Suez Canal built?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

European countries used their economic clout and military strength to build influence and establish control over much of the Middle East during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This quiz and lesson review examples of that foreign involvement, and its effects on the region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment quiz on the Middle East, you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Characteristics of 19th century foreign involvement in the Middle East
  • Major infrastructure improvement
  • The late 18th century Invasion of Egypt
  • The Mandate of Palestine
  • The invasion of Iran

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the modern history of the Middle East
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of the era of modernization and understand factors that influenced the development of the Middle East
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain some of the conflicts that arose in the Middle East during the 20th century

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson, The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014). The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Understand Europe's interest and involvement in the Middle East
  • Explain the conflict that followed the creation of the state of Israel
  • Describe Turkey's involvement in World War II
  • List the major events involved in the modernization of Iran