Imperialism Post Test

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  • 1. 
    A primary purpose for building the Suez Canal was to
    • A. 

      Encourage Jewish settlement in nearby Palestine

    • B. 

      Increase trade between the Middle East, Europe, and Asia

    • C. 

      Reduce the time needed for travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea

    • D. 

      Allow Indian merchants to reach the east coast of Africa

  • 2. 
    Which is an accurate statement about the partitioning of Africa by European imperialist nations during the 1800's?
    • A. 

      New nations were based on old tribal boundaries

    • B. 

      The cultural and ethnic diversity of the African people was disregarded

    • C. 

      The continent was divided equally among the colonial powers

    • D. 

      African unity was encouraged

  • 3. 
    After 1880, European nations sought colonies in Africa primarily because the Europeans were
    • A. 

      Competeing for raw materials and markets

    • B. 

      In need of land for their surplus populations

    • C. 

      Determined to bring Christianity to the Muslem world

    • D. 

      Interested in completing their geographic knowledgeof the world

  • 4. 
    The 19th century term "White Man's Burden" reflects the idea that
    • A. 

      Asians and Africans were equal to Europeans

    • B. 

      Asians and Africans would be grateful for European help

    • C. 

      Imperialism was opposed by most Europeans

    • D. 

      Europeans had a responsibility to improve the lives of colonial peoples

  • 5. 
    The Sepoy Mutiny in India, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Islamic Revolution in Iran were similar in that they
    • A. 

      Restored powere to the hereditary monarchies

    • B. 

      Attempted to reject the traditional cultures in those countries

    • C. 

      Resisted foreign influence in those countries

    • D. 

      Reestablished the power of religious leaders

  • 6. 
    During the 19th century, Europeans were able to divide China in Spheres of Influence mainly because the
    • A. 

      Chinese were eager to adopt western culture

    • B. 

      Europeans had technologically superior military forces

    • C. 

      Europeans were willing to adopt Chinese customs

    • D. 

      Chinese lacked raw materials and resources

  • 7. 
    The Boxer Rebellion of the early 20th century was an attempt to
    • A. 

      Eliminate poverty among the Chinese peasents

    • B. 

      Bring western-style democracy to China

    • C. 

      Restore trade between China and European nations

    • D. 

      Remove foreign influences from China

  • 8. 
    British control over South Africa, French control over Indochina, and Spanish control over Mexico are examples of
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Appeasement

    • C. 

      Nonalignment

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 9. 
    In the past, European nations have conquered other lands, made them into colonies, and controlled their economies. Which term refers to this statement?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Monotheism

  • 10. 
    In the past, European nations have conquered other lands, made them into colonies, and controlled their economies. This statement describes a situation that resulted from the
    • A. 

      Industrialization of Europe and the need for raw materials

    • B. 

      Desire of Europeans to spread communism throughout the world

    • C. 

      European belief in human rights for all people

    • D. 

      Requests of developing nations for modern machines and technology

  • 11. 
    • During the 1840's, China signed "unequal treaties" with Western nations mainly because
    • A. 

      China had won the Opium War

    • B. 

      Western nations had superior military technology

    • C. 

      Leaders in China favored expansion

    • D. 

      China had requested economic assistance from the West

  • 12. 
    Throughout the 1800's, an increased need for both raw materials and new markets for manufactured goods led various European nations to pursue policies of
    • A. 

      Imperialism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Isolationism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 13. 
    During the 18th and 19th centuries, increased contact between European and the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America resulted in
    • A. 

      Closer cultural cooperation between these groups

    • B. 

      The exploitation of the labor and resources of these continents

    • C. 

      A return to the politcal and economic systems of feudal Europe

    • D. 

      Preservation of the rights of indigenous peoples

  • 14. 
    Both the French and the British were interested in controlling Egypt in the mid-19th century because Egypt had
    • A. 

      Control of the spice trade

    • B. 

      An industrial based economy

    • C. 

      Vital mineral resources

    • D. 

      A strategic location

  • 15. 
    The results of the Opium War indicate that China was
    • A. 

      Still a major military power

    • B. 

      Not strong enough to resist Western demands

    • C. 

      Rapidly building a modern industrial economy

    • D. 

      Accepting Western nations as eqaul trading partners

  • 16. 
    During the 18th and 19th centuries, Europeans improved roads and bridges and built railroads in their colonies primarily to
    • A. 

      Provide jobs for colonists

    • B. 

      Impress the colonists

    • C. 

      Obtain raw materials needed for indutrialization

    • D. 

      Help missionaries spread Christianity

  • 17. 
    One result of British colonization in India was that India
    • A. 

      Adopted a parliamentary system of government

    • B. 

      Developed religious unity

    • C. 

      Supported western foreign policies

    • D. 

      Created programs to increase its population

  • 18. 
    In 19th century China, the Opium War resulted in
    • A. 

      The control of Hong Kong being returned to China

    • B. 

      The removal of all British naval forces from China

    • C. 

      An increase in European spheres of influence in China

    • D. 

      The rejection of Buddhism by the Chinese people

  • 19. 
    The borders that were established for many African nations during the late 1800's were based primarily on
    • A. 

      Natural geograhic barriers

    • B. 

      Esay access to natural resources

    • C. 

      Territorial claims of colonial rulers

    • D. 

      Cultural differences between ethnic groups

  • 20. 
    Which of these BEST describes the scramble for Africa?
    • A. 

      Imperialist powers sliced Africa amongst themselves by drawing borders on a map.

    • B. 

      Diplomats worked with tribal leaders to set up colonial borders.

    • C. 

      European countries helped African nations by loaning money to them.

    • D. 

      The US used the Roosevelt Corollary to prevent nations from colonizing Africa

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