18th Century Powers: Poland & the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth


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How did the structure of the government in 18th Century Poland make the country susceptible to foreign influence?

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1. How did the election of August II lead to Russian control of Poland?

2. Which three countries formed the Alliance of the Three Black Eagles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many factors and events that led to the division and dissolution of Poland in the 18th century, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this time in Poland's history.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Details about the Polish legislature
  • Facts about Polish kings
  • Identifying which three countries formed an alliance to keep Poland weak
  • The first partition of Poland
  • The status of Poland in 1797

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing the early struggles of Poland to remain its own territory
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding 18th century Poland
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about conflicts and events that led to Poland being partitioned

Additional Learning

To learn more about Poland during this era, review the accompanying lesson called 18th Century Powers: Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The duties of early Polish legislature
  • Rulers of Poland in the 18th century
  • Confrontations with Russia and Prussia
  • The result of Poland's civil war in 1717
  • Poland's effort to resist partition in 1794
  • Poland's existence in 1797