Lesson 4: Imperialism Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which term means  - the application of science to efforts to achieve goals?

    • A.

      Technology

    • B.

      Colony

    • C.

      Protectorate

    • D.

      Aggression

    Correct Answer
    A. Technology
    Explanation
    Technology refers to the application of scientific knowledge and methods to achieve practical goals or solve problems. It involves using scientific principles and techniques to develop new tools, machines, processes, and systems that can improve efficiency, productivity, and overall quality of life. Therefore, technology is the term that best describes the application of science to efforts to achieve goals.

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  • 2. 

    Which term means  - lands under control of and settled by a more powerful nation?  

    • A.

      Nationalism

    • B.

      Colonies

    • C.

      Protectorate

    • D.

      Imperialism

    Correct Answer
    B. Colonies
    Explanation
    The term "colonies" refers to lands that are under the control and settlement of a more powerful nation. This means that the more powerful nation has established colonies in these lands, exerting control over them and often exploiting their resources for their own benefit. The concept of colonies is closely related to imperialism, which involves the domination and control of other territories by a powerful nation. Protectorate refers to a relationship where a stronger nation offers protection and guidance to a weaker nation, while nationalism refers to a sense of pride and loyalty towards one's own nation.

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  • 3. 

    Which term means  - the policy of conquering foreign lands?  

    • A.

      Sphere of influence

    • B.

      Imperialism

    • C.

      Aggression

    • D.

      Alliance

    Correct Answer
    B. Imperialism
    Explanation
    Imperialism refers to the policy of conquering foreign lands. It involves a nation extending its power and influence over other territories through colonization, military force, or economic dominance. This term describes the actions of a country seeking to establish control and exploit resources in foreign lands, often with the aim of expanding its empire or sphere of influence.

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  • 4. 

    What caused imperialism before World War I?    

    • A.

      Lands being discovered

    • B.

      Small European nations

    • C.

      Resources and markets

    • D.

      The Berlin Conference

    Correct Answer
    C. Resources and markets
    Explanation
    Imperialism before World War I was primarily driven by the desire for resources and markets. European nations were seeking new territories to exploit for their valuable resources and to establish new markets for their goods. This economic motivation led to the colonization and domination of many regions around the world. The acquisition of colonies provided access to raw materials and cheap labor, while also creating new markets for manufactured goods. This economic competition among European powers eventually contributed to the tensions that led to the outbreak of World War I.

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  • 5. 

    How did the land grab contribute to the tensions in Europe before World War I?

    • A.

      Competition for lands in Africa led to strong rivalries and aggressive actions between European countries

    • B.

      Every time native Africans revolted against the European country that was controlling them, another European country would come to the aid of the Africans who were revolting

    • C.

      Rebellions and revolts by native Africans severely damaged the European countries' economy which led to European countries turning on each other and fighting

    • D.

      European colonies in Africa angered the United States, so the United States began to attack European countries who had colonies in Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Competition for lands in Africa led to strong rivalries and aggressive actions between European countries
    Explanation
    The competition for lands in Africa led to strong rivalries and aggressive actions between European countries. This is because European powers sought to expand their empires and secure valuable resources in Africa. As they competed for territory, tensions escalated, leading to conflicts and rivalries between these countries. This ultimately contributed to the overall tensions in Europe before World War I.

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  • 6. 

    Why was there so much competition between the European powers over colonies in Africa?

    • A.

      The colonies were valuable in resources and markets

    • B.

      The more colonies a European power had, the more prestigious and wealthy they appeared

    • C.

      European countries wanted to spread their ideas and ways of doing things to other places

    • D.

      All of the answer choices are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answer choices are correct
    Explanation
    The competition between European powers over colonies in Africa was driven by multiple factors. Firstly, the colonies were valuable in terms of resources and markets, providing access to raw materials and potential customers. Secondly, having more colonies increased a European power's prestige and wealth, as it demonstrated their dominance and influence. Lastly, European countries sought to spread their ideas and ways of doing things to other places, including Africa. Therefore, all of the answer choices are correct in explaining the competition between European powers over colonies in Africa.

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  • 7. 

    How did the clashes in European powers make it more likely that war would break out?

    • A.

      Imperialism led to tense feelings over land and this tension made small problems between countries seem much worse.  Tension led to fear of other countries attacking.  Fear made countries build up their armies and form alliances for protection.  

    • B.

      Imperialism led to extreme feelings of  nationalism or pride in one's own country.   The feeling of nationalism made European countries very aggressive towards each other.  The aggressive behavior made non-European nations nervous and in an effort to protect themselves, these other nations formed an alliance and threatened to declare war on European nations with empires. 

    • C.

      Native African people finally got fed up with Europeans trying to take their land, so they threatened to declared war on all European nations who had empires in Africa if they did not leave Africa alone.

    • D.

      When clashes in European powers began to impact the world economy, each European nation quickly scrambled to make sure they were not blamed and tried to divert the world's attention onto another European country.  

    Correct Answer
    A. Imperialism led to tense feelings over land and this tension made small problems between countries seem much worse.  Tension led to fear of other countries attacking.  Fear made countries build up their armies and form alliances for protection.  
    Explanation
    The tensions caused by imperialism heightened the likelihood of war by exacerbating small conflicts between countries. This tension created a fear of potential attacks from other countries, leading to an arms race and the formation of alliances for protection.

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  • 8. 

    Why did confrontations in Morocco strengthen the relationship between France and Britain, instead of driving a wedge like Germany had hoped for?

    • A.

      France and Britain were both shocked by Germany's show of force and aggression in the Moroccan Crisis and recognized the need to stick together in the face of a common enemy.

    • B.

      France and Britain were afraid that Morocco would declare war on one or both of them because Morocco had been ruled by both Britain and France at one time.  So they decided to help each other out.

    • C.

      Great Britain and France had always been allies so they where always willing to negotiate between each other no matter the circumstances.

    • D.

      Because British and French troops both rough and died trying to win Morocco from Germany, they felt a brotherly feelings towards each other.

    Correct Answer
    A. France and Britain were both shocked by Germany's show of force and aggression in the Moroccan Crisis and recognized the need to stick together in the face of a common enemy.
    Explanation
    France and Britain were both shocked by Germany's show of force and aggression in the Moroccan Crisis. This event made them realize the importance of unity and cooperation in the face of a common enemy. They understood that if they were divided, Germany could easily exploit the situation and weaken their positions. Therefore, instead of allowing the confrontations to drive a wedge between them, France and Britain strengthened their relationship and worked together to counter Germany's aggression.

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  • 9. 

    In the past 4 lessons, what have you learned were the main causes of World War I?

    • A.

      Militarism, alliances, nationalism, and imperialism

    • B.

      Colonies, competition, markets, and power

    • C.

      Gold, God, glory, and greed

    • D.

      Disarmament, negotiations, rebellion, and culture

    Correct Answer
    A. Militarism, alliances, nationalism, and imperialism
    Explanation
    The main causes of World War I were militarism, alliances, nationalism, and imperialism. Militarism refers to the buildup of military forces and the glorification of war. Alliances were formed between different countries, creating a complex web of obligations and potential conflicts. Nationalism, the strong belief in one's own country, led to rivalries and competition between nations. Imperialism, the desire for colonies and resources, fueled tensions and rivalries among European powers. These factors combined to create a volatile environment that eventually led to the outbreak of World War I.

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  • 10. 

    Which term means  - an area influenced by an imperialist nation with special privileges?   

    • A.

      Alliance

    • B.

      Sphere of influence

    • C.

      Nationalism

    • D.

      Militarism

    Correct Answer
    B. Sphere of influence
    Explanation
    The term "sphere of influence" refers to an area that is under the control or influence of a powerful nation, usually an imperialist one, which grants them special privileges and rights. This can include economic, political, or military control over the region. In a sphere of influence, the dominant nation often dictates the policies and decisions of the weaker nations within that area. This term is commonly used in the context of colonialism and imperialism, where powerful nations exert their control over weaker ones for their own benefit.

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  • 11. 

    Which term means  - a country that rules itself but has important matters decided by a more powerful nation?  

    • A.

      Alliance

    • B.

      Protectorate

    • C.

      Nationalism

    • D.

      Imperialism

    Correct Answer
    B. Protectorate
    Explanation
    A protectorate is a term that refers to a country that governs itself but has significant matters determined by a more dominant nation. In this arrangement, the dominant nation provides protection and assistance to the protectorate in exchange for certain controls over its affairs. This allows the protectorate to maintain a level of autonomy while still relying on the more powerful nation for support and guidance in important matters.

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  • 12. 

    Which term means  - hostile actions or an attack?  

    • A.

      Protectorate

    • B.

      Aggression

    • C.

      Sphere of influence

    • D.

      Treaty

    Correct Answer
    B. Aggression
    Explanation
    Aggression refers to hostile actions or an attack. It is the act of initiating force or violence against someone or something. It can be physical, verbal, or psychological in nature. Aggression is often driven by anger, frustration, or a desire to dominate or control others. It can result in harm, injury, or damage to the target of the aggression.

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