Empire Building In Africa

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Africa Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to help you with your Chapter 21 Section 2 Quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following European powers controlled the most territory in West Africa?  
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 2. 
    Which European power established the colony of the Gold Coast?        
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Belgium

  • 3. 
    Which leader freed Egypt from the control of the Ottoman Empire?  
    • A. 

      David Livingstone

    • B. 

      Henry Stanley

    • C. 

      Muhammad Ali

    • D. 

      Ferdinand de Lesseps

  • 4. 
    Who took the lead in colonizing Central Africa?
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was built to connect the Mediterranean and Red Seas?     
    • A. 

      The Panama Canal

    • B. 

      The Suez Canal

    • C. 

      The Chunnel

    • D. 

      The Augusta Canal

  • 6. 
    When David Livingstone went missing, Henry Stanley was sent to by which paper to search for him?
    • A. 

      The New York Herald

    • B. 

      The New York Times

    • C. 

      The London Herald

    • D. 

      The Boston Globe

  • 7. 
    Henry Stanley encouraged the settlement of which area?     
    • A. 

      West Africa

    • B. 

      North Africa

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      The Congo River Valley

  • 8. 
    Which two powers were the chief rivals for control of East Africa?
    • A. 

      Germany and France

    • B. 

      France and Britain

    • C. 

      Germany and Britain

    • D. 

      Germany and Belgium

  • 9. 
    What was Otto von Bismarck's view on colonization?     
    • A. 

      It was crucial to German power

    • B. 

      It was a necessary evil for the economy of Germany

    • C. 

      It was a "sham, but needed for elections"

    • D. 

      It was not moral

  • 10. 
    Which of the following indigenous people battled both the Boers and the British?     
    • A. 

      The Tutsie

    • B. 

      The Zulu

    • C. 

      The Hutu

    • D. 

      The Shakas

  • 11. 
    What action led to the Boer War?
    • A. 

      Cecil Rhodes was elected President of Rhodesia

    • B. 

      The Zulu attacked a Boer village

    • C. 

      Cecil Rhodes was caught planning an overthrow of the Boer government of the South African Republic

    • D. 

      The British declared an independent union of South Africa in 1910

  • 12. 
    What unintended consequence did Indirect rule have in Africa?
    • A. 

      The standard of living rose for the African people

    • B. 

      Germany declared war on Spain

    • C. 

      African art flourished

    • D. 

      The best and brightest Africans were provided few opportunities

  • 13. 
    Which European power most often used indirect rule?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Belgium

  • 14. 
    Most European powers used which of the following in Africa?
    • A. 

      Indirect Rule

    • B. 

      Direct Rule

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is evidence of racism?
    • A. 

      Segregated clubs, schools, and churches

    • B. 

      Use of the term "boy"

    • C. 

      Exclusion of African delegates at the Berlin Conference in 1884

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    How was the new class of African leaders that emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century unique?
    • A. 

      They were uneducated leaders

    • B. 

      The favored westernization, but at the same time hated foreign control

    • C. 

      They were not very knowledgeable about the west

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The first quarter of the 20th century was marked by
    • A. 

      No resistance to European domination of Africa

    • B. 

      The rise of African Nationalism

    • C. 

      Cooperation between Africa and the European powers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What was the goal of French colonial policy in Africa?
    • A. 

      Segregation via reservations

    • B. 

      African removal and relocation

    • C. 

      Assimilation of Africans into French culture

    • D. 

      Total domination of South Africa

  • 19. 
    Which of the following European powers allowed Africans to run for office?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      France

  • 20. 
    What led to the decline of the slave trade?
    • A. 

      The Treaty of Tordesillas

    • B. 

      The Berlin Conference

    • C. 

      The gradual abolition of slavery in most of the world

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Descendants of the original Dutch settlers in South Africa were called
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