Opium War Quiz: How Much You Know?

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Opium War Quiz: How Much You Know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who led China in the First Opium War?
    • A. 

      Lin Zexu

    • B. 

      Emperor Daguang

    • C. 

      Charles Elliot

  • 2. 
    Why did the British continue smuggling opium despite China's law against it?
    • A. 

      Before opium, the British believed there was unfavorable trade between the two countries.

    • B. 

      For the profits in which they gained from opium.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 3. 
    Which Treaty was signed ending the war?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Nanjing

    • B. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • C. 

      Treaty of Waitangi

  • 4. 
    Who fired the first shots igniting a war?
    • A. 

      British

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      American's

  • 5. 
    What year was the opium trade banned from China?
    • A. 

      1729

    • B. 

      1739

    • C. 

      1720

  • 6. 
    Out of the following, which was not stated in the Treaty of Nanjing?
    • A. 

      Hong Kong was to be ceded to Great Britain.

    • B. 

      China owed 21 million dollars for confiscated opium and cost of war.

    • C. 

      China's officials were to be chosen by the British.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was not a consequence for the Chinese due to the war?
    • A. 

      The Treaty of Nanjing

    • B. 

      Lin Zexu sent into exile

    • C. 

      China sent into chaos

    • D. 

      All were consequences

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was not a reason the British defeated China?
    • A. 

      British had superior technology

    • B. 

      British had better war plans

    • C. 

      The British had spies within China

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