Imperialism Vocab Quiz #1

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Imperialism Vocab Quiz #1


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  • 1. 

    What is Imperialism?

    • A.

      Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.

    • B.

      The European attitude that Europeans had an obligation to teach the “lesser developed” countries how to live and run their countries.

    • C.

      Ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economic, and cultural affairs of another nation or region.

    • D.

      A nationalist movement that advance the economies of Europe through the inclusion of the factory system.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economic, and cultural affairs of another nation or region.
    Explanation
    Imperialism refers to the ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economic, and cultural affairs of another nation or region. This involves exerting control over the government, economy, and culture of the target nation or region, often through military force or economic manipulation. Imperialist powers seek to expand their influence and territories, often exploiting the resources and labor of the conquered territories for their own benefit. This form of domination is characterized by a power imbalance and the imposition of the imperialist nation's values and interests onto the subject nation or region.

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  • 2. 

    What are Settlement Colonies?

    • A.

      Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.

    • B.

      Colonies in which a few officials from one country (usually European) rule (non-European) people of another country.

    • C.

      Areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest.

    • D.

      A colony with large groups of people from one country living together in a new country.

    Correct Answer
    D. A colony with large groups of people from one country living together in a new country.
    Explanation
    Settlement colonies refer to colonies where large groups of people from one country live together in a new country. This type of colony is characterized by the establishment of permanent communities of settlers who aim to create a society similar to their home country. These settlers often maintain their own cultural practices and institutions while living in the new territory. This form of colonization is different from other types, such as colonies ruled by foreign officials or colonies where native rulers retain their titles but are governed by foreign powers.

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  • 3. 

    What are Dependent Colonies?

    • A.

      A colony with large groups of people from one country living together in a new country.

    • B.

      Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.

    • C.

      Areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest.

    • D.

      Colonies in which a few officials from one country (usually European) rule (non-European) people of another country.

    Correct Answer
    D. Colonies in which a few officials from one country (usually European) rule (non-European) people of another country.
    Explanation
    Dependent colonies refer to colonies in which a few officials from one country, typically European, govern the non-European population of another country. In these colonies, the ruling power exercises control over the local inhabitants and makes decisions on their behalf. This type of colonial arrangement often involves an imbalance of power and authority, with the ruling officials representing the interests of their home country rather than the indigenous population.

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  • 4. 

    What are Protectorates?

    • A.

      Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.

    • B.

      A colony with large groups of people from one country living together in a new country.

    • C.

      Colonies in which a few officials from one country (usually European) rule (non-European) people of another country.

    • D.

      Areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest.

    Correct Answer
    A. Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.
    Explanation
    Protectorates are colonies in which the native rulers retain their titles, but the actual governance of the nation/region is carried out by officials from a foreign power. This means that although the native rulers may still have some authority, the ultimate control lies with the officials appointed by the foreign power. This arrangement allows the foreign power to exert influence and maintain control over the colony while giving the appearance of local autonomy.

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  • 5. 

    What are Spheres of Influence?

    • A.

      A colony with large groups of people from one country living together in a new country.

    • B.

      Areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest.

    • C.

      Colonies in which a few officials from one country (usually European) rule (non-European) people of another country.

    • D.

      Colonies in which the native rulers keep their titles, but officials of the foreign power actually rule the nation/region.

    Correct Answer
    B. Areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest.
    Explanation
    Spheres of Influence refer to areas in which one country has a special interest, and other nations agree to respect that interest. This means that the country with the sphere of influence has a significant influence and control over the political, economic, and military affairs of that particular region. Other nations recognize and acknowledge this influence, and refrain from interfering in the affairs of that region. It is a way for powerful countries to assert their dominance and protect their interests in specific parts of the world.

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  • 6. 

    What is The White Man’s Burden?

    • A.

      Ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economic, and cultural affairs of another nation or region.

    • B.

      The European attitude that Europeans had an obligation to teach the “lesser developed” countries how to live and run their countries.

    • C.

      The cultural practice to study humanity and its diversity of political, social , and economic practices.

    • D.

      A policy aimed at stopping the spread of imperialist behavior throughout the world.

    Correct Answer
    B. The European attitude that Europeans had an obligation to teach the “lesser developed” countries how to live and run their countries.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the European attitude that Europeans had an obligation to teach the "lesser developed" countries how to live and run their countries. This refers to the belief held by some Europeans during the era of imperialism that it was their duty to civilize and educate people in other parts of the world, often through colonization and the imposition of European values and systems of governance. This attitude was based on a sense of racial and cultural superiority and played a significant role in justifying colonialism and the exploitation of indigenous peoples.

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  • 7. 

    What is the Suez Canal?

    • A.

      A canal that goes through the isthmus of Suez to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is very important to international shipping and trade.

    • B.

      A canal in Panama that helps to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans together.

    • C.

      A contest canal that Egypt built and 100 years later the French took over.

    Correct Answer
    A. A canal that goes through the isthmus of Suez to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is very important to international shipping and trade.
    Explanation
    The Suez Canal is a canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea by passing through the isthmus of Suez. It plays a crucial role in international shipping and trade, providing a shorter and more efficient route between Europe and Asia. By avoiding the need to sail around the African continent, the canal significantly reduces travel time and costs for vessels. Its strategic location has made it a vital waterway for global maritime transportation, facilitating the movement of goods and fostering economic growth.

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  • 8. 

    Who was Al-Mahdi?

    • A.

      A journalist hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, who was a missionary who disappeared. Stanley’s writings inspired a sense of adventure amongst Europeans and Americans, adding to the mysteriousness and allure of imperialism.

    • B.

      An African revolt leader from Senegal. He fought back against France taking over Senegal.

    • C.

      A leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. This motivated Britain and France to try to attempt to gain control of Sudan, which led to warfare between the two countries.

    • D.

      The king of Ethiopia who successfully fought off the Italian attempts of imperialism.

    Correct Answer
    C. A leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. This motivated Britain and France to try to attempt to gain control of Sudan, which led to warfare between the two countries.
    Explanation
    Al-Mahdi was a leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. His rebellion motivated Britain and France to attempt to gain control of Sudan, resulting in warfare between the two countries. This demonstrates the impact of Al-Mahdi's actions on the geopolitical landscape of the time, as well as the desire of European powers to expand their influence in Africa.

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  • 9. 

    Who was Samouri Toure?

    • A.

      A journalist hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, who was a missionary who disappeared. Stanley’s writings inspired a sense of adventure amongst Europeans and Americans, adding to the mysteriousness and allure of imperialism.

    • B.

      An African revolt leader from Senegal. He fought back against France taking over Senegal.

    • C.

      A leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. This motivated Britain and France to try to attempt to gain control of Sudan, which led to warfare between the two countries.

    • D.

      The king of Ethiopia who successfully fought off the Italian attempts of imperialism.

    Correct Answer
    B. An African revolt leader from Senegal. He fought back against France taking over Senegal.
    Explanation
    Samouri Toure was an African revolt leader from Senegal who resisted France's attempts to colonize Senegal. He played a significant role in fighting against French imperialism and defending the independence of Senegal. His resistance inspired other African leaders and contributed to the broader anti-colonial movement in Africa.

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  • 10. 

    Who was King Leopold?

    • A.

      The king of Germany who hosted the Conference of Berlin.

    • B.

      A journalist hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, who was a missionary who disappeared. Stanley’s writings inspired a sense of adventure amongst Europeans and Americans, adding to the mysteriousness and allure of imperialism.

    • C.

      A leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. This motivated Britain and France to try to attempt to gain control of Sudan, which led to warfare between the two countries.

    • D.

      A Belgian king who created the Congo (in the center of Africa) as a colony to gain raw materials. He had purely economic motivations, trying to gain access to raw materials, such as rubber.

    Correct Answer
    D. A Belgian king who created the Congo (in the center of Africa) as a colony to gain raw materials. He had purely economic motivations, trying to gain access to raw materials, such as rubber.
    Explanation
    King Leopold was a Belgian king who created the Congo as a colony in order to gain access to raw materials, particularly rubber. His motivations were purely economic, as he sought to exploit the resources of the Congo for his own gain. This colonization of the Congo had devastating consequences for the Congolese people, as they were subjected to forced labor, violence, and exploitation under Leopold's rule.

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  • 11. 

    Who was Henry Stanley?

    • A.

      The missionary who got lost in the rainforests of Central Africa. Journalists were sent out to retrieve him.

    • B.

      The prime minister of England who encouraged British imperialism in Egypt and the Sudan.

    • C.

      A journalist hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, who was a missionary who disappeared. Stanley’s writings inspired a sense of adventure amongst Europeans and Americans, adding to the mysteriousness and allure of imperialism.

    • D.

      A leader of a Sudanese revolution against Egyptian rule of Sudan. This motivated Britain and France to try to attempt to gain control of Sudan, which led to warfare between the two countries.

    Correct Answer
    C. A journalist hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, who was a missionary who disappeared. Stanley’s writings inspired a sense of adventure amongst Europeans and Americans, adding to the mysteriousness and allure of imperialism.
    Explanation
    Henry Stanley was a journalist who was hired to find Dr. David Livingstone, a missionary who had gone missing. Stanley's writings about his journey inspired a sense of adventure among Europeans and Americans, making imperialism seem more mysterious and enticing.

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