Imperialism And The Spanish-american War

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Imperialism Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz designed to check for understanding on imperialism and the Spanish-American War.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which definition below best describes imperialism?
    • A. 

      A policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining control over other areas of the world.

    • B. 

      A way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property.

    • C. 

      The official name of the Spanish government during the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a reason why a country would practice imperialism?
    • A. 

      To expand their territory and influence.

    • B. 

      To gain natural resources and wealth.

    • C. 

      To help fight global hunger.

  • 3. 
    Which area was American Imperialism MOST focused on?
    • A. 

      Economics/Gaining Wealth.

    • B. 

      Spreading Culture and Values.

    • C. 

      Policing the World.

  • 4. 
    What was the name given to the sensational style of writing that many newspapers used during the Spanish-American War?
    • A. 

      Rough Riders

    • B. 


    • C. 

      Yellow Journalism

  • 5. 
    What was a main reason for the United States intervention in Cuba?
    • A. 

      To make Cuba a U.S. state.

    • B. 

      To keep Spain from attacking the United States.

    • C. 

      To protect its investments, mainly sugar crops.

  • 6. 
    True or false? A "pro" to imperialism is that the country conquering another country/territory usually brings advancements in technology.
    • A. 


    • B. 


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