Scramble for Africa

A quiz for events during the "Scramble of Africa" period of British edexcel breadth history for AS.

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1. Who was the first European to cross Equatorial Africa?

  • John Cameron
  • Dudley Cameron
  • Verney Cameron
  • Peter Cameron
  • David Cameron
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2. Which theory claimed an economic crisis in the capitalist system led to expansion?

  • Hobsbawn
  • Schumpeter
  • Cain & Hopkins
  • Lenin
  • Hobson

3. Robinson & Gallagher's theory was:

  • The British reluctantly colonized after they felt forced to protect their investments.
  • Technological advances allowed the British to colonize so they did.
  • Other European powers began colonizing to achieve the same power and status as Britain, so Britain had to in order to keep dominance.
  • Gentlemanly capitalists were investing in colonies, hoping to make more profit than they would investing in Britain.
  • Old aristocrats were trying to gain power and glory to stay in the public eye.

4. When was Cape Town annexed to Britain?

  • 1810
  • 1806
  • 1812
  • 1808
  • 1804

5. How many Zulus did a few hundred Boers repel at the Battle of Blood River.

  • 20,000
  • 5,000
  • 1,000
  • 10,000
  • 2,500




A great multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge on the Scramble for Africa.

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