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Which nation adopted and then largely abandoned the policy of assimilation in Africa?
a) Borg
b) France
c) Great Britain
d) Ethiopia

What was the main reason for the Crimean War?
a) Russia wanted land on the Black Sea to gain access to the Mediterranean Sea.
b) Russia wanted oil and other raw materials found in Ottoman lands.
c) The British insisted on using cartridges containing animal fats in its new Enfield rifle.
d) Russia was upset that the Ottomans violated international laws.

What was the main purpose of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885?
a) to ensure that Africa borders would be based on culture and language
b) to establish German dominance in east Africa.
c) to prevent fighting of European nations over the division of Africa
d) to give African leaders a chance to be heard by colonial interests

What was the main cause of inadequate food supplies in Africa during European colonization?
a) Most of the land suitable for agriculture was used for mining.
b) Native farmers were drafted into the colonial armies.
c) Europeans used too much of the farmland as building sites.
d) Europeans insisted on the growth of cash crops, such as jute and tea.

What set the stage for Vietnamese resistance against the French?
a) The French levied heavy taxes on local industry.
b) The French only hired Vietnamese Christians for high government positions.
c) Despite increased production, peasants had less rice to eat because the French exported most of it.
d) The French importation of rubber trees destroyed most major rice fields.

What happened as a result of the Sepoy Mutiny?
a) The British East India Company was allowed to have its own military.
b) Rights for native Indians increased under British rule in teh Raj period.
c) The British government took direct command of India.
d) Indians gained complete independence from Britain.

What happened as a result of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885?
a) France and Britain agreed to govern their African colonies jointly.
b) France and Britain agreed to govern their African colonies jointly.
c) African leaders voiced their suggestions for better relations with European powers.
d) Europeans divided Africa into colonies without consulting African leaders.

What event BEST illustrates geopolitics - an interest in taking land for strategic purposes?
a) Boer War
b) Crimean War
c) Sepoy Mutiny
d) Maji Maji rebellion

The Suez Canal was built through the combined efforts of the
a) French and British.
b) French and Egyptians.
c) Russians and British.
d) Egyptians and Persians.

The term Raj is used to refer to the period of Indian history during which India was
a) independent of Europe and under Mughal rule.
b) dominated by the British government.
c) ruled loosely by the British East India Company.
d) in the midst of a great civil war.

The main reason for British colonization of Singapore was to obtain use of its
a) protected harbor.
b) tin mines.
c) rubber trees.
d) suger plantations.

The sepoys were
a) Indian soldiers of any religion.
b) Bengal Hindus.
c) Muslim Mughal princes.
d) Sikh civil servants.

The main difference between European colonies and protectorates in Africa had to do with their
a) economies.
b) governments.
c) social organizations.
d) levels of technology.

The European policy of paternalism reflected the belief that Africans should be
a) separated into traditional ethnic groups.
b) trained to function as European-style leaders.
c) watched over and taken care of.
d) granted the same rights and freedoms as Europeans.

Which of the following best describes the national boundaries that existed in Africa at the end of the 19th century?
a) ancient and outdated
b) unnaturally imposed from outside
c) geographically and culturally logical
d) traditionally established

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