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6.2 State Expansion Quiz

Quiz by Hannah Thomas

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  • Q1

    Which of the following facilitated the creation of European empires in Africa during the late nineteenth century? 

    Europeans’ use of both warfare and diplomacy

    Africans’ unified resistance to European intervention 

    Europeans’ desire to develop industry in Africa 

    Africans’ widespread acceptance of European laws 

  • Q2

    “Extraterritoriality” can best be described as which of the following?

    Exemption of foreigners from the laws of the country in which they live 

    Expansion of a country’s international borders to natural boundaries

    Extension of dual citizenship to immigrants 

    Acquisition of new colonies or territories 

    Establishment of a government in exile 

  • Q3

    Which of the following facilitated European expansion in Asia in the nineteenth century?

    The popularity of democratic values among Asians 

    A general easing of tensions and cooperative expeditions among European powers 

    Europe’s development of new military technologies

    Asians’ lack of resistance to European diseases 

    Europe’s ability to send numerically superior armies to Asia

  • Q4

    In the late nineteenth century, European imperialism in both Africa and China was characterized by 

    widespread trade in opium

    the encouragement of slavery

    extensive conquest of territory

    small military enclaves along coastlines

    competition among imperialist powers

  • Q5

    Based on an analysis of the Japanese currency used during the Meiji period (1868—1912) shown above, which of the following is the primary message conveyed by the engraving?

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    The Japanese government considered its geographical proximity to China to be of primary importance. 

    The Japanese government focused its expansionist policy on Australia and New Zealand. 

    The Japanese government saw itself as a major Pacific power. 

    The Japanese government was eager to develop trade ties with the United States. 

  • Q6

    Between 1750 and 1900, which of the following industrializing states created an empire?





  • Q7

    Which of the following best characterizes Western imperialist expansion in the late nineteenth century?

    Western fears of the spread of Japanese influence 

    Western investment to create self-sufficient economies in the new colonies 

    An unprecedented amount of territory colonized in a short period of time

    The establishment of political institutions to resolve ethnic and religious conflicts within colonies 

    The decline of British and United States influence in international affairs 

  • Q8

    Which of the following was exempt from European imperialism? 

    Sierra Leone

    the Asante Empire

    South Africa

    Abyssinia (Ethiopia)


  • Q9

    Which of the following was originally established as a penal colony? 

    Sierra Leone



    French Indochina


  • Q10

    Which of the following stated that Europeans should not interfere in the Western Hemisphere? 

    Treaty of Waitangi

    Treaty of Paris

    Roosevelt Corollary 

    Monroe Doctrine

    Manifest Destiny


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