Ch. 25 & 26 New Imperialism : Question Preview (ID: 9179)

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Which historical development showed the desire of a group to gain independence from a colonial power?
a) Rise of the Nazi Party in Germany
b) Solidarity movement in Poland
c) Tianamen Square uprising in China
d) Sepoy Mutiny in India

The theory of Social Darwinism was sometimes used to justify
a) The establishment of communist governments in Asia
b) Latin American revolutions in the early 19th century
c) The independence movement in India
d) European imperialism in the late 19th century

One result of the Opium War was that China
a) Adopted democratic reforms
b) Gained control of Hong Kong
c) Regained control of Manchuria
d) Was divided into spheres of influence

The Panama Canal and Suez Canal are similar in that both
a) Shortened shipping routes between major bodies of water
b) Were built by the British to expand their empire
c) Replaced the Silk Road as the world’s main trade route
d) Directly connected the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans

The stanza from Kipling’s poem is most closely associated with the belief that it was duty of Western colonial powers to
a) Learn from the people they conquered
b) Teach their colonies how to produce manufactured goods
c) Civilize the people they controlled
d) Welcome less developed countries as equals

One of the most important motives for the European “Scramble for Africa” in the late 1800s was that Africa provided a source of
a) Free labor for the Americas
b) Religious inspiration
c) Technologically innovative practices
d) Raw materials used in industry

The Sepoy Mutiny in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China were responses to
a) Mongol invasions
b) Japanese aggression
c) European imperialism
d) African slave trading

Which statement best expresses the Western perspective regarding Rudyard Kipling’s “white man’s burden”?
a) Europeans should preserve traditional cultures in Africa and Asia
b) Europeans must protect existing African and Asian economies
c) Europeans suffered great hardships in exploring new trade routes to Asia
d) Europeans had a duty to introduce the benefits of their civilization to non- European peoples

The British government took control of the Suez Canal and Singapore during the
a) sell petroleum to these territories
b) gain more converts to Christianity
c) ensure safe passage on strategic waterways
d) transport laborers directly to the Americas

A major goal of both the Sepoy Mutiny in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China
a) receive international military support
b) rid their countries of foreigners
c) expand their respective territories
d) restore an absolute monarch to the throne

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