Block 4 Revision Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which of these was an importnat factor in the shift to modernity ?

    • A.

      Industrialisation

    • B.

      Urbanisation

    • C.

      Enlightenment

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Industrialization, urbanization, and the Enlightenment were all important factors in the shift to modernity. Industrialization brought about significant technological advancements and economic changes, leading to the transformation of societies and the rise of modern industries. Urbanization, on the other hand, involved the migration of people from rural areas to cities, resulting in the growth of urban centers and the development of new social structures. Lastly, the Enlightenment was a philosophical and intellectual movement that emphasized reason, science, and individualism, challenging traditional beliefs and paving the way for modern thinking and societal changes. All three factors played crucial roles in shaping the modern world.

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  • 2. 

    What was the principal impetus behing the Atlantic Slave Trade ?

    • A.

      Territorial Expansion

    • B.

      Economics and profit

    • C.

      Beliefs & Ideologies

    • D.

      Exploration

    Correct Answer
    B. Economics and profit
    Explanation
    The principal impetus behind the Atlantic Slave Trade was economics and profit. The European powers engaged in the slave trade in order to meet the labor demands of their colonies in the Americas, particularly for the production of cash crops such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton. Slavery provided a cheap and abundant workforce, which allowed for the maximization of profits. The slave trade was driven by the economic motives of European merchants and planters, who sought to exploit the labor of enslaved Africans for their own financial gain.

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  • 3. 

    What year did the Jamacian slave rebellion take place ?

    • A.

      1830

    • B.

      1825

    • C.

      1831

    • D.

      1833

    Correct Answer
    C. 1831
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1831. The Jamaican slave rebellion took place in 1831. This rebellion, also known as the Baptist War or the Christmas Rebellion, was led by Baptist deacon Samuel Sharpe. It was one of the largest slave rebellions in the history of the British West Indies and played a significant role in the abolition of slavery in Jamaica.

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  • 4. 

    British emancipation to colonia slavery came int force in what year ?

    • A.

      1831

    • B.

      1832

    • C.

      1833

    • D.

      1834

    Correct Answer
    D. 1834
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1834. British emancipation of colonial slavery came into force in this year. This means that in 1834, the British government passed laws that abolished slavery in its colonies, granting freedom to enslaved individuals.

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  • 5. 

    What is Mercantilism?

    • A.

      Economic system to ensure positive balance of payments

    • B.

      A historian frequently referenced in Block 4

    • C.

      Process of using mechanical loom

    • D.

      Statistic system used to count fatalities

    Correct Answer
    A. Economic system to ensure positive balance of payments
    Explanation
    Mercantilism refers to an economic system that aims to ensure a positive balance of payments for a country. This system emphasizes the accumulation of wealth through trade, particularly by exporting more goods than importing. It promotes protectionist policies such as tariffs and subsidies to boost domestic industries and restrict foreign competition. The goal is to maintain a favorable trade balance and accumulate precious metals, such as gold and silver, which were considered as measures of wealth during that time. Mercantilism was prevalent during the 16th to 18th centuries and played a significant role in shaping colonialism and trade policies of various nations.

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  • 6. 

    Thomas Clarkson gathered testomony from men who had served on slavinf ships which he published as................in 1789?

    Correct Answer
    Essay on the Efficiency of Regulation of Abolition
    Explanation
    Thomas Clarkson gathered testimony from men who had served on slave ships and published it as an essay in 1789. The essay focused on the efficiency of regulation in the abolition of slavery. It likely discussed the effectiveness of laws and regulations in curbing the slave trade and the potential impact of stricter regulations on the abolitionist movement. The essay may have also explored the role of government intervention and the need for stronger regulations to achieve the goal of abolishing slavery.

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  • 7. 

    What triggered the most momentous demographic upheavil in history 

    • A.

      Industrial Revolution

    • B.

      Conquest of the Americas

    • C.

      Enlightenment

    • D.

      "Scramble from Africa"

    Correct Answer
    B. Conquest of the Americas
    Explanation
    The conquest of the Americas triggered the most momentous demographic upheaval in history. When Europeans arrived in the Americas, they brought with them diseases that the indigenous populations had no immunity to, resulting in the decimation of millions of Native Americans. This led to a massive population decline and a significant reshaping of the demographics of the Americas. Additionally, the conquest led to the forced migration and enslavement of millions of Africans, further contributing to the demographic changes in the Americas. The Industrial Revolution, Enlightenment, and "Scramble from Africa" were important historical events, but they did not have the same level of impact on demographics as the conquest of the Americas.

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  • 8. 

    In the 1790's Britian's poorer classes spent more on tea and sugar than on rent ?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the 1790s in Britain, tea and sugar were considered essential commodities and were heavily consumed by the poorer classes. These items were relatively affordable and provided a sense of comfort and pleasure in their daily lives. On the other hand, rent prices were often high and unaffordable for many in the lower classes. Therefore, it is plausible that the poorer classes spent more of their limited income on tea and sugar compared to their expenditure on rent.

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  • 9. 

    St Domingues Rebellion started when? 

    • A.

      1791

    • B.

      1793

    • C.

      1795

    • D.

      1797

    Correct Answer
    A. 1791
    Explanation
    St Domingues Rebellion started in 1791.

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  • 10. 

    Adam Smith argued against slavery on which grounds?

    • A.

      Humanitarian

    • B.

      Religious

    • C.

      Economic

    • D.

      Common scene

    Correct Answer
    C. Economic
    Explanation
    Adam Smith argued against slavery on economic grounds. He believed that slavery was inefficient and economically detrimental. Smith argued that free labor was more productive and profitable than slave labor, as free individuals had the incentive to work harder and innovate. He also believed that slavery hindered economic growth and development, as it discouraged investment and entrepreneurship. Therefore, Smith advocated for the abolition of slavery in order to promote economic prosperity and progress.

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  • 11. 

    Who is/was Olaudah Equiano

    • A.

      A former slave

    • B.

      He wrote Block 4

    • C.

      A prominent slave trader

    • D.

      A historian frequently referenced in Block 4

    Correct Answer
    A. A former slave
    Explanation
    Olaudah Equiano was a former slave. This is evident from the statement that he was a slave, which implies that he was once held in bondage. The other options, such as writing Block 4, being a prominent slave trader, or being a historian frequently referenced in Block 4, do not provide any information about his status as a former slave.

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  • 12. 

    What was the first state to outlaw teh slave trade 

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Britain

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    D. Denmark
    Explanation
    Denmark was the first state to outlaw the slave trade. This decision was made in 1792 when Denmark passed a law that prohibited the transportation of enslaved Africans. This action was significant as it marked the first time a country took a legal stand against the slave trade. The law was later followed by other countries, including Britain and the United States, who also outlawed the slave trade in the early 19th century.

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  • 13. 

    Whicj European country shipped the lagest number of slaves ?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Portugal

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Britain

    Correct Answer
    B. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal is the correct answer because during the period of the Atlantic slave trade, Portugal was one of the leading European countries involved in the transportation of slaves. Portuguese explorers and traders established a vast network of slave forts and trading posts along the West African coast, from where they captured and transported a significant number of slaves to their colonies in the Americas. Portugal's involvement in the slave trade was particularly prominent during the 15th and 16th centuries, making it the European country that shipped the largest number of slaves.

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  • 14. 

    Which nonconformest religious group is associated with being a major influence in the abolition/emancipation movements?

    • A.

      Hare krishna

    • B.

      Quakers

    • C.

      Shakers

    • D.

      Buddhist

    Correct Answer
    B. Quakers
    Explanation
    Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, were a nonconformist religious group that played a significant role in the abolition and emancipation movements. They believed in the equality and dignity of all individuals, including enslaved people, and actively worked towards their liberation. Quakers were known for their strong opposition to slavery and their efforts in organizing anti-slavery societies, providing education to freed slaves, and advocating for legal reforms. Their commitment to social justice and equality made them a major influence in the abolition and emancipation movements.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the principal investigator and publicist for: A society for  Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade?

    • A.

      William Wiberforce

    • B.

      Thomas Clarkson

    • C.

      Adam Smith

    • D.

      PM Pitt

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Clarkson
    Explanation
    Thomas Clarkson was the principal investigator and publicist for the society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade. He was a prominent abolitionist and played a significant role in the movement to end the slave trade in the United Kingdom. Clarkson conducted extensive research, gathered evidence, and campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about the inhumanity of the slave trade. His efforts were instrumental in bringing about the eventual abolition of the slave trade in 1807.

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