Indirect Rule Test

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Indirect Rule Test - Quiz

This is a system of government by foreign, strong, independent nations on a group of people habitating in a geographical location. The controlled states are referred to as part of the controlling nation. However, their traditional rulers are allowed to exercise authority but under supervision.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     In indirect rule, the dependent states are referred to as

    • A.

      Affiliate states

    • B.

      Territories

    • C.

      Trucial states

    • D.

      Regions

    Correct Answer
    C. Trucial states
    Explanation
    In the context of indirect rule, the term "Trucial states" refers to a group of sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf region, including present-day United Arab Emirates, that had a treaty relationship with the British government. These states were considered dependent on British protection and guidance, but were allowed to maintain their internal autonomy and local rulers. The term "affiliate states" is not commonly used in this context, and "territories" and "regions" are more general terms that do not specifically refer to the dependent states under indirect rule.

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  • 2. 

    Indirect rule was adopted to control colonial empires by the 

    • A.

      French and British

    • B.

      Spanish and Danish

    • C.

      Portuguesse and Koreans

    • D.

      Japanese and Russians

    Correct Answer
    A. French and British
    Explanation
    Indirect rule was adopted by the French and British to control their colonial empires. This approach involved utilizing local indigenous rulers and institutions to govern the colonies on behalf of the colonial powers. It allowed the French and British to maintain control over their colonies while minimizing their direct involvement and administration. By relying on local leaders, the colonial powers aimed to maintain stability and exploit the resources of the colonies more efficiently. This strategy was commonly used during the height of European imperialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • 3. 

    In 1890, zanzibar became a colony of 

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      America

    • D.

      Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. France
  • 4. 

    The pioneer of indirect rule in colonial Africa  is

    • A.

      Lord Lugard

    • B.

      Mark Wyatt

    • C.

      Matthew Robins

    • D.

      Jack Stober

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Lugard
    Explanation
    Lord Lugard is known as the pioneer of indirect rule in colonial Africa. He was a British colonial administrator who developed the concept of indirect rule, which involved governing through local indigenous leaders rather than direct control by the colonial power. Lugard believed that this method would be more efficient and cost-effective in administering the vast territories of Africa. His policies were influential in shaping colonial governance in various African countries, particularly in Nigeria and Uganda. Lugard's approach of indirect rule had a lasting impact on the political and administrative systems in many African nations.

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  • 5. 

    The largest application of indirect rule was in

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      British Asia

    • C.

      America

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    A. Africa
    Explanation
    The largest application of indirect rule was in Africa. Indirect rule refers to a system of governance where local traditional leaders are given authority and allowed to maintain their power structures under the supervision of colonial authorities. This system was extensively implemented by the British in their African colonies, such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. It allowed the colonial powers to control and exploit the territories while minimizing direct administrative involvement and costs. Indirect rule aimed to maintain stability and extract resources from the colonies while also preserving local customs and traditions to some extent.

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  • 6. 

    Fredrick Lord Lugard practiced indirect rule in

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Stockholm

    • C.

      Panama

    • D.

      Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    D. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Fredrick Lord Lugard practiced indirect rule in Nigeria. Indirect rule was a system of governance used by the British in their colonies, where local traditional leaders were appointed as intermediaries between the colonial administration and the local population. Lugard, as the Governor-General of Nigeria from 1914 to 1919, implemented this system in Nigeria. It allowed the British to maintain control and influence while minimizing direct involvement in local affairs. This approach aimed to preserve existing power structures and traditions, which made it easier for the British to administer the colony.

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  • 7. 

    In indirect rule, Europeans usually choose local leaders called 

    • A.

      High chiefs

    • B.

      Supreme leaders

    • C.

      Warrant chiefs

    • D.

      Local administrators

    Correct Answer
    C. Warrant chiefs
    Explanation
    In indirect rule, Europeans usually choose local leaders called "Warrant chiefs". Warrant chiefs were appointed by the colonial powers to act as intermediaries between the Europeans and the local population. They were given authority and power by the Europeans to govern and administer local affairs. This system allowed the Europeans to maintain control and influence over the local population while minimizing direct involvement. Warrant chiefs were often seen as collaborators by the local population, as they were seen as serving the interests of the colonial powers rather than the interests of the people they governed.

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  • 8. 

    In India, the states where indirect rule was practised became known as 

    • A.

      Indian protectorates

    • B.

      Indian allied states

    • C.

      Indian princely states

    • D.

      Indian local states

    Correct Answer
    C. Indian princely states
    Explanation
    During the British colonial rule in India, the states where indirect rule was practiced were referred to as Indian princely states. These states were allowed to maintain their internal autonomy and were ruled by local Indian rulers known as princes or maharajas. Although they had to acknowledge British suzerainty and accept a British Resident as a representative, they were given a certain degree of self-governance. The British exercised control over matters of defense, foreign affairs, and communications. These princely states played a significant role in the political landscape of India during the colonial period and even after independence.

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  • 9. 

    According to history, the Sokoto Caliphate was conquered and ruled indirectly by the  

    • A.

      British empire

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      German administrators

    Correct Answer
    A. British empire
    Explanation
    The Sokoto Caliphate was conquered and ruled indirectly by the British empire. This is supported by historical records which show that the British had significant influence over the region during the colonial period. The British empire established control over various territories in Africa, including Nigeria where the Sokoto Caliphate was located. They implemented indirect rule, allowing local leaders to maintain some authority while ultimately being under British control. This led to the British empire effectively ruling over the Sokoto Caliphate during this time.

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  • 10. 

     In British colonies, the laws were made by the British governor and 

    • A.

      British council

    • B.

      Legislative council

    • C.

      Indigenes

    • D.

      Local administrators

    Correct Answer
    B. Legislative council
    Explanation
    During the time of British colonies, the laws were made by the British governor and the Legislative Council. The Legislative Council was a governing body that consisted of both British officials and local representatives. They were responsible for creating and passing laws that governed the colony. This system allowed for some level of local representation and involvement in the law-making process, while still maintaining British control and influence.

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