Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About The Age Of Imperialism?

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Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About The Age Of Imperialism?

What Do You Know About The Age Of Imperialism? Imperialism is the policy of power and influence, and it's used for military force. This period in history was marked by most of the European counties getting a stake of the less developed countries, most especially in Africa and thereby controlling their resources in the process. You can learn more about by taking this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations [but] to have with them as little political connection as possible." Trade with other nations would benefit America,s but "entangling alliances" would draw the United States into undesirable conflicts." In the statement above, President George Washington encouraged Americans to
    • A. 

      Form a military alliance with Britain

    • B. 

      Stay out of foreign conflicts

    • C. 

      Stop all trade with France and Britain

    • D. 

      Launch a naval attack Britain and France.

  • 2. 
    What was referred to as "Seward's Folly?"
    • A. 

      The purchase of Alaska

    • B. 

      The conquest of Samoa

    • C. 

      The sending of a U.S. fleet to Japan

    • D. 

      The annexation of Hawaii

  • 3. 
    How did the Hawaiian Islands become a part of the US?
    • A. 

      Hawaii was purchased from Russia

    • B. 

      Hawaii was ceded by Spain

    • C. 

      Hawaiians voted to become Americans

    • D. 

      American planters overthrew the queen, and it was later annexed by the U.S.

  • 4. 
    The time when powerful nations created large empires by exercising economic and political control over weaker regions was called an age of
    • A. 

      Expansionism

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Civilization

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 5. 
    What was the immediate spark of the Spanish-American War
    • A. 

      The Boxer rebellion in China

    • B. 

      The explosion of the battleship Maine

    • C. 

      The opening of the Panama Canal

    • D. 

      The cruelty of General Weyler

  • 6. 
    Which event did NOT feed the fever for war against Spain? 
    • A. 

      William McKinley became President in 1897

    • B. 

      Americans were sympathetic to the Cuban revolution against Spain

    • C. 

      An explosion sank the battleship ' Maine '

    • D. 

      Sensational news coverage in the New York World and New York Journal aroused American anger.

  • 7. 
    As a result of the peace treaty with Spain, the US gained
    • A. 

      Honduras, Columbia, and Australia

    • B. 

      Mexico, Venezuela, and Canada

    • C. 

      The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      Samoa, the Philippines, and South Africa

  • 8. 
    "It is not necessary to own people in order to trade with them. We carry on trade today with every part of the world, and our commerce (trade) has expanded more rapidly than the commerce of any European empire. We do not own Japan or China but we trade with their people." The statement above most reflects the beliefs of a(n)
    • A. 

      Supporter of expansion and imperialism

    • B. 

      Anti-imperialist

    • C. 

      Nativist

    • D. 

      Yellow journalist

  • 9. 
    The Industrialization of the US influenced America's foreign policy and contributed to the rise of US imperialism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Open Door Policy created spheres of influence in China during the late 1800s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Chinese welcomed foreign influence into their country because they believed they were in need of help. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The primary goal of the US in issuing the Open Door Policy was to protect China's resources and interest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    President responsible for building the Panama Canal & intervening in the affairs of many countries using his "Big Stick" policy
  • 14. 
    The country accused of treating Cubans harshly & blowing up the U.S.S. Maine
  • 15. 
    The act of a larger, more industrialized nation, taking over a weaker, less industrialized nation.
  • 16. 
    Newspapers exaggeration of stories to sell more copies / biased & untrue. 
  • 17. 
    The explosion of this vessel sparked the Spanish-American War
  • 18. 
    Also known as the "Big Stick Policy" it was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine where the U.S. would use force if necessary and intervene in Latin America to preserve law and order.
  • 19. 
    Created a shorter trade route and method of travel from the east to west.
  • 20. 
    Remain neutral: Stay out of foreign affairs as a foreign policy.
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