Chapter 3 - Forging A World Economy

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  • 1. 
    The ‘Rise of the West’ debate is between
    • A. 

      a cultural view and a global historical view of development

    • B. 

      Those who see the poor as responsible for their poverty and those who do not

    • C. 

      Those who believe the poor can solve their own problems and those who believe the relationship between rich and poor is key

    • D. 

      Those who see Europe as the centre of modern progress and those who stress the contributions of other parts of the world

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    In 1400 the largest and most powerful civilization was to be found in:
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Middle East

    • D. 

      Europe

    • E. 

      The Americas

  • 3. 
    Financial problems in Europe in the 15th Century included:
    • A. 

      Lack of credit

    • B. 

      Uncertainty about the exchange value of coins

    • C. 

      Outflow of currency to the East

    • D. 

      Primitive banking institutions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The first wave of European Imperialism in Africa and the Americas was led by
    • A. 

      Italians and Portuguese

    • B. 

      Spanish and Portuguese

    • C. 

      Spanish and English

    • D. 

      English and French

  • 5. 
    The European political economy strategy during its expansion was characterized by 
    • A. 

      Imperialism

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      Liberalism

    • D. 

      Imperialism and mercantilism

  • 6. 
    The defeat of Native American civilizations by Spanish forces in the Americas was primarily due to 
    • A. 

      Superior Spanish military technology

    • B. 

      Lack of indigenous American resistance

    • C. 

      Ecological imperialism

    • D. 

      Catholicism

  • 7. 
    Europeans sailed to the Americas and Africa to
    • A. 

      Circumvent rival trade routes in the Sahara and the Middle East

    • B. 

      Find adventure and knowledge

    • C. 

      Bring the benefits of Western civilization to Americans and Africans

    • D. 

      Spread Christianity

  • 8. 
    The transatlantic slave trade
    • A. 

      Resulted in misery and death for millions Africans

    • B. 

      Was essential for the plantation economies of the Americas and the Caribbean

    • C. 

      Destroyed many African communities

    • D. 

      Relied upon Africans to deliver slaves to European slavers

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    European merchants in Asia in the 1500s:
    • A. 

      Enjoyed easy access to Asian markets

    • B. 

      Had products superior to their Asian competitors

    • C. 

      Were confined to a small number of port cities

    • D. 

      Relied on land routes to transport goods

  • 10. 
    Initial British success in dominating India was due to the initiative of:
    • A. 

      British East India Company

    • B. 

      The British army

    • C. 

      The British state

    • D. 

      British legal customs

  • 11. 
    Britain’s most successful export to China was
    • A. 

      Tea

    • B. 

      Weapons

    • C. 

      Opium

    • D. 

      Manufactured goods

  • 12. 
    Eurocentricism is:
    • A. 

      An appreciation for European art and culture

    • B. 

      The belief the Europe should keep out non-Europeans

    • C. 

      An approach that puts Europe and its settler colonies at the centre of world history

    • D. 

      A desire to mimic the habits and culture of Europe