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25 quizzes and 290 trivia questions.
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  The Last Colonial Powers of Africa great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
As Phoenix Rising's Red Crew toured Africa, we learned about the colonization or rather, the decolonization of a few African countries. The answers you match will be the LAST colonial power prior to the African country's independence.
Easier, 10 Qns, jaknginger, Oct 06 22
Easier
jaknginger gold member
Oct 06 22
271 plays
2.
  Circles 'Round the Sun - 10 questions - 4 mins
We owe a lot to the world explorers of the past. Traveling around Earth as it made circles 'round the sun, they opened up the world to us as we know it. How much do you know about these intrepid travelers?
Easier, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Oct 26 22
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9,10
Easier
lordprescott
Oct 26 22
189 plays
3.
  Tales of New France Tales of New France top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1534, France began building its overseas empire in North America. What do you know about their explorations in the New World?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 11 16
Average
ponycargirl editor
612 plays
4.
  Tales of the Portuguese Empire Tales of the Portuguese Empire great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In the early 1400s, Portugal launched its overseas empire, an empire that possessed colonies that are today part of sixty different sovereign states. What do you known about this bold venture?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 18 16
Average
ponycargirl editor
264 plays
5.
  More Tales of New France More Tales of New France top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1534, France began building its overseas empire in North America, however, by 1763, most was lost to England. What happened?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 12 16
Average
ponycargirl editor
526 plays
6.
  The Empire on Which the Sun Never Set The Empire on Which the Sun Never Set popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
By the 1920s, more than one fifth of the world's population lived within the British Empire, which covered more than a quarter of the world's land surface. It was the largest empire ever seen...
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jan 13 16
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
722 plays
7.
  My Colonial Name Was - 10 questions - 3 mins
Isn't it interesting how Europeans just assumed they could take over other lands and rename them in their own language? Match these nations with the colonial name or vice versa.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Nov 16 18
Very Easy
Nealzineatser gold member
Nov 16 18
597 plays
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  Claimed best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
While Britain has many things to be proud of, it also has a darker side to its history. This quiz looks at some of the atrocities committed during the era of the British Empire, which claimed land for itself all over the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 19 18
Average
Kankurette gold member
Nov 19 18
274 plays
9.
  Tales of British Colonies top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Francis Duggan wrote: "The British Empire once was Worldwide/And the proud monarchs glowed with monarchy pride/Of their great Empire where the sun never set..." Can you match the clues to the correct 17th century British colony in North America?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 04 17
Average
ponycargirl editor
Aug 04 17
556 plays
10.
  The Scramble for Africa great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, alan03, Oct 01 17
Average
alan03
Oct 01 17
2284 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What country colonized the Philippines?

From Quiz "Countries and Their Colonization"




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Some stories and facts The Internationals have picked up about colonialism.
Average, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Oct 19 15
Average
Upstart3 gold member
608 plays
12.
  Begin Again popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
For centuries, parts of Asia, Africa and the Americas lived under European colonial rule. From the 19th century onwards, many of these countries become independent, often at the cost of thousands of lives.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 27 19
Average
Kankurette gold member
Apr 27 19
350 plays
13.
  Early European Exploration - 15 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz on the first European explorations after the Middle Ages. If you're a history buff like me you'll love it. It's not that difficult, so enjoy.
Tough, 15 Qns, GeniusBoy, Aug 05 10
Tough
GeniusBoy
2720 plays
14.
  We Claimed It - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will cover colonial claims made by European powers during the colonial period beginning around the 15th century and ending in the early to mid 20th century. It will include claims made by European explorers, royalty and their allies in Africa.
Average, 10 Qns, schudacris, Mar 16 21
Average
schudacris
Mar 16 21
277 plays
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  Colonial Conquerers - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match the colonial power with the modern country that it controlled immediately before independence.
Average, 10 Qns, biscuit_girl, Sep 15 20
Average
biscuit_girl
Sep 15 20
3941 plays
16.
  Countries and Their Colonization - 15 questions - 4 mins
Just tell me what country colonized the country in question. Easy enough.
Average, 15 Qns, berbs, Feb 26 14
Average
berbs
3840 plays
17.
  European Colonial Empires (1560-1835) - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz tests your knowledge of World Empires spanning the Discovery, Enlightenment, and Victorian Eras, which span from about 1560, during the Age of Discovery, to 1835, when the Victorian Era began.
Average, 10 Qns, MrHistory1776, Jul 07 12
Average
MrHistory1776
619 plays
18.
  Independence Day popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Not the film but a short history of the British Commonwealth and countries that have gained independence from British rule such as Australia in 1901 and Canada in 1867. I will give you the year of independence and a general geographical location.
Tough, 10 Qns, mochyn, Jul 16 17
Tough
mochyn
Jul 16 17
1623 plays
19.
  An Empire in the Sun: I popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
No other continent has had control of so much of the world as Europe. This quiz explores the many powerful European colonial empires whose influence can still be found today in their former colonies.
Average, 10 Qns, Avalice, May 09 15
Average
Avalice
450 plays
20.
  Colonies of the Dutch Empire - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Netherlands had a large colonial empire. Many people don't know how large it was. Do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Dcape5, May 31 12
Tough
Dcape5
354 plays
21.
  History of Colonialism - 15 questions - 5 mins
Forgotten facts about colonialism.
Tough, 15 Qns, nappynapoleon, Jan 02 15
Tough
nappynapoleon
1761 plays
22.
  Former Colonial Territories in India - 15 questions - 6 mins
This is a quiz about former colonial territories in India. Britain, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark and even Austria, had colonies here.
Tough, 15 Qns, author, Mar 30 20
Tough
author
Mar 30 20
852 plays
23.
  British Territorial Acquisitions 1600-1920 - 20 questions - 9 mins
This quiz is about territories gained by Britain from 1600 to 1920.
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, author, Jan 29 11
Very Difficult
author
1627 plays
24.
  German Colonial History - 15 questions - 8 mins
This is a quiz about the German colonies overseas. They were short-lived, German colonial history lasted only from ca. 1880 to 1914. To make it more challenging many of the questions are fill in blanks.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Jun 30 06
Difficult
author
615 plays
25.
  Colonial Forts - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is about forts known from American, Asian and African history. All were built by Europeans during colonial times.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Feb 17 14
Difficult
author
600 plays
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