The Boer War Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts - Quiz & Worksheet


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The first Europeans to create colonies in South Africa were from where?

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1. Why did Great Britain want to take control of the Boer colonies?

2. What Boer nations allied together to fight Britain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these quiz and worksheet questions to make sure you know what happened during the Boer War. You will be quizzed on the different sides and major events of this war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • The reason Britain wanted this area of the world
  • Events during the Black Week of December 1899
  • The country that the first European colonists in South Africa were from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as what happened during the Black Week of December 1899
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how the Boers fought after losing their major cities
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about where the original Boer colonists came from and what nations allied together against the British

Additional Learning

Learn more about this 19th-century war by viewing the lesson titled The Boer War Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts. You will explore:

  • What 'annex' means
  • Strengths and weaknesses on both sides of this war
  • The year this war ended