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The Scramble for Africa
European Overseas Empires
"At the close of the 19th century the countries of Europe engaged in a power struggle for control of "the Dark Continent" which later became known as "The Scramble for Africa". How much do you know about it?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In which European city was a conference held in 1884-5 that essentially set out the (new) rules of acquisition in Africa?
Prior to 1880 just over 25% of the land area of Africa was already occupied by European powers.
By 1900 there were only three independent African nations. Two of these were Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) and Morocco. Which was the third?
Union of South Africa
In 1884 the European powers granted a large tract of land in central Africa directly to a European monarch rather than to a nation-state. Which monarch?
King Umberto I of Italy
Emperor William I of Germany
King Leopold II of Belgium
Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland
Which nation attempted a conquest of Abyssinia but was badly defeated by the Abyssinians at the Battle of Adowa in 1896?
The Fashoda Incident in 1898 almost led to war betweeen which two powers?
France and Germany
France and Italy
Germany and Britain
Britain and France
Spain was a minor colonial power in Africa. What name did Spanish Guinea take on independence in 1968?
Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles which ended the First World War, Germany was stripped of it colonies. Which country did not gain control of any of these colonies?
Who was the colonial power in Madagascar?
What was not a major motivating factor for the European powers in their Scramble for Africa?
To gain prestige
To gain economic advantage
To bring Christianity and civilisation to Africa
To gain strategic advantage
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Compiled Jun 28 12