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Who was the key player during the period of Imperialism who had conquered territories throughout the world, most notable in India and China?
a) Great Britain
b) France
c) Spain
d) America

How did religion play a large role in the expansion of Imperialism throughout the world?
a) Many nations requested the various empires to help bring new aspects of culture such as religion to help their civilizations
b) Empires felt it was their duty to “Christianize” other smaller, weaker nations of the world whether they liked it or not
c) The Pope requested that smaller nations be willing to allow Christian nations to conquer and develop them
d) Many felt the Bible explained the need to expand into new territories and convert any natives they found

A country or region governed internally by a foreign power, is known as what?
a) Colony
b) Protectorate
c) Sphere of Influence
d) Direct Management

Which of the following canals was important in controlling the flow of goods to places like the Middle East, which the British came to control?
a) Suez Canal
b) Panama Canal
c) Eerie Canal
d) Strait of Gibraltar

The process in which a minority group that adopts the customs of a prevailing culture is the definition of what vocabulary term?
a) Paternalism
b) Assimilation
c) Geopolitics
d) Imperialism

How did the Industrial Revolution become a major factor in the origins of Imperialism?
a) It caused an increase in shipbuilding due to the efficiency of factories
b) It caused a large influx of new economic sectors and encouraged Europeans to seek out new sources of profit
c) It caused a major need for resources to fuel the increase in industrial production
d) It caused competition between the major nations of Europe which pushed them into new territories

Choose the term that best fits the following definition: The idea that those who were fittest for survival and success were superior to others in the World.
a) Social Darwinism
b) Inferiority Complex
c) Ethnocentrism
d) Seinfeldian Complex

Which of the following is NOT a motive for imperialism?
a) Political (power)
b) Economic (to make money)
c) Jango (to teach their ways)
d) Religious (to convert them)

Which of these rebellions can BEST be described as being started by the resentment Chinese citizens had towards the special treatment foreigners were receiving and the influence foreigners had on the government?
a) Taiping Rebellion
b) Sepoy Rebellion
c) Boxer Rebellion
d) Opium Rebellion

Indian soldiers that fought under British command were known as
a) Boers
b) Sepoys
c) Raj
d) Sultans

The cause of the Sepoy Mutiny was mainly due to
a) The British conquering India
b) The Great Game
c) The rumor that the British had greased the ammunition with beef and pork fat
d) The Russians had defeated the British in the Crimean War

The Sepoy Mutiny was a failure mainly due to the fact that
a) they were not good fighters.
b) The Muslim and Hindu sepoys could not unite against the British, causing weak leadership.
c) the people of India fought against them to re-unite British control.
d) they did not have access to modern weapons.

These were the Dutch settlers who had colonized Capetown, South Africa prior to the British taking control in the 1800’s. The word translates to mean “farmers.”
a) Boers
b) Zulus
c) Sepoys
d) Rajput

The event where European nations met to divide Africa, where no African rulers were invited, was known as what?
a) African Conference
b) Congress of Vienna
c) Scramble for Africa
d) Berlin Conference

The Opium War was the result of what event
a) The British smuggling opium into China
b) The Chinese becoming addicted to opium
c) The Chinese destroying a great amount of opium
d) All of the above

China was forced to open up to trading with the British and the west through what treaty?
a) Treaty of the Borgue
b) Treaty of Nantuket
c) Treaty of Nanjing
d) Treaty of Griswald

Which of the following is NOT true about the Chinese economy PRIOR to the Opium War?
a) They were self-sufficient
b) They were agricultural based
c) The Chinese exported more than they imported
d) The Chinese were open to trade with the west

In class we looked at all of the following regions impacted by the British through imperialism, EXCEPT:
a) India
b) China
c) Brazil
d) Hawaii

Which of the following is NOT a reason for Europeans being able to colonize Africa in the 19th century?
a) Technological superiority in weapons.
b) Improvements in medicines, like quinine, that combated diseases like malaria.
c) Disunity among African tribes.
d) African leaders signing over areas to the Europeans at the Berlin Conference.

Which of the following definitions best describes a protectorate?
a) A country or region governed internally by a foreign power
b) A country with its own internal government but under the control of an outside power
c) An area in which an outside power claims exclusive trading privileges
d) Independent but less developed nations controlled by private business interests rather than by other government

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