Imperialism Quizzes & Trivia

Imperialism is defined as a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It is also defined as an unequal territorial relationship (usually an empire), based on the notion of the dominant country’s superiority and involves that country enacting authority over another country or people. Imperialism can take two forms - one that is pure conquest and exploitation or extermination of native peoples, or one that is more progressive and involves the spread of “civilization” to “backward” societies. Want to test your knowledge of imperialism and imperialist history and show off your own power and influence?

Take our quizzes on the topic! What imperialist-minded conqueror wreaked havoc on behalf of the Mongol Empire? What pre-Columbian peoples in the Americas had empires? What is the modern notion of “cultural imperialism?” What is the relationship between colonialism and imperialism? What six countries were active players in the Age of Imperialism that started in 1700? Take our quizzes and see what you know!

A quiz to practice for your Chapter 21 Test.

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    If a colony was run by ____, local elites were removed from power and replaced with a new set of officials from the mother country.



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    1. Mercantilism developed wealth among the people in Europe. 


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    A primary purpose for building the Suez Canal was to

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    What is colonization?




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What was the purpose of the Berlin Conference?
The Berlin conference took place in 1884-1885 and was also known as the Congo conference and the West Africa conference. The purpose was to regulate European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period. Coincidentally this per
What is imperialism?
Imperialism is a policy that involves a ration extending its power by the acquisition of lands by purchase, diplomacy or military force. It is the policy of increasing the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries. Imperialism c
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