Opium War Quiz

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Opium War Quizzes & Trivia

The Opium War was a combination of two wars in the 19th century between china and Britain over trade. This is part of the global history that led us to where we are today in terms of business. Enjoy!


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 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. 
    Whichof 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