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One result of British colonialism in India was that India
a) adopted a new system of government similar to Britain
b) developed religious unity
c) created programs to increase its population

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Europeans improved roads and bridges and built railroads in their colonies primarily to
a) provide jobs for the colonists
b) obtain raw materials needed for industrialization
c) help missionaries spread Christianity

The results of the Opium War (1839-1842) indicate that China was
a) still a major military power
b) not strong enough to resist Western demands
c) accepting Western nations as equal trading partners

During the 18th and 19th centuries, increased contact between European and the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America resulted in
a) closer cultural cooperation between Europe and these continents
b) the abuse of the natives and taking the resources of these continents
c) a return to the political and economic systems of feudal Europe

Throughout the 1800’s, an increased need for both raw materials and new markets for manufactured goods led various European nations to pursue policies of
a) imperialism
b) socialism
c) communism

During the 1840’s, China signed “unequal treaties” with Western nations mainly because
a) China had won the Opium War
b) Western nations had superior military technology
c) China had requested economic assistance from the West

British control over South Africa, India, and parts of China are examples of
a) Imperialism
b) Nonalignment
c) isolationism

In the past, European nations have conquered other lands, made them into colonies, and controlled their economies. Which term refers to the situation described in this statement?
a) socialism
b) monotheism
c) imperialism

The Boxer Rebellion of the early 20th century was an attempt to
a) eliminate poverty among the Chinese peasants
b) bring western-style democracy to China
c) remove foreign influences from China

The Sepoy Mutiny in India, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Opium War in China were similar in that they
a) restored power to the monarchies
b) attempted to reject the traditional cultures in these countries
c) resisted foreign influence in these countries

During the 19th century, Europeans were able to divide China in Spheres of Influence mainly because the
a) Chinese were eager to adopt western culture
b) Europeans had technologically superior military forces
c) Chinese lacked raw materials and resources

The 19th century term “White Man’s Burden” reflects the idea that
a) Asians and Africans were equal to Europeans
b) Asians and Africans would be grateful for European help
c) Europeans had a responsibility to improve the lives of the colonial peoples

After 1880, European nations sought colonies in Africa primarily because the Europeans were
a) in need of land for their surplus populations
b) competing of raw materials and markets
c) interested in completing their geographic knowledge of the world

Which is an accurate statement about the Scramble for Africa by European imperialist nations during the 1800’s?
a) new nations were based on old tribal boundaries
b) the cultural and ethnic diversity of the African people was ignored
c) the continent was divided equally among the colonial powers

The borders that were established for many African nations during the late 1800’s were based primarily on
a) territorial claims of colonial rulers
b) easy access to natural resources
c) natural geographic barriers

What were the economic causes of imperialism?
a) raw materials for industrial revolution, trade, cheap labor, new markets
b) military bases
c) to teach natives how to be civilized

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