The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 Quiz

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When did the Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 conclude?

26 February 1885

What was the purpose of the General Act signed at the Berlin Conference?

Regulating European colonisation and trade in Africa

Who organized the Berlin Conference of 1884–1885?

Otto von Bismarck

What did the Berlin Conference contribute to?

A period of heightened colonial activity by European powers

What do some historians warn against regarding the Berlin Conference?

Overemphasis of its role in the colonial partitioning of Africa

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The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885

  • The Berlin Conference concluded in February 1885.
  • The purpose of the General Act signed at the Berlin Conference was to regulate European colonization and trade in Africa.
  • The Berlin Conference was organized by Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany.
  • The Berlin Conference contributed to the "Scramble for Africa", a period of rapid colonization of Africa by European powers.
  • Some historians warn against oversimplifying the Berlin Conference's role in the Scramble for Africa, as it was a complex process with multiple factors.

Test your knowledge of the Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 with this quiz. Explore the historical background, key decisions, and impacts of this pivotal event in the Scramble for Africa.

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