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Imperialism

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  • Q1
    (#1) In the late 1800s, interest in Imperialism was revived. The term Imperialism refers to a system in which
    dictators overthrow democratically elected governments.
    one nation uses its strength to exert economic, political, and military control over less powerful nations.
    most goods are created by machine instead of by hand.
    absolute monarchs are restored to the throne by military force.
    60s
  • Q2
    (#2) What policy did many European colonizers adopt concerning African languages and cultures?
    A policy in which African languages and cultures were brought back to Europe to be adopted by European society.
    They had no policy concerning African languages and cultures.
    A policy called "assimilation," in which local African languages and cultures were preserved.
    A policy called "assimilation,"  in which local populations were forced to adopt European languages and culture.
    60s
  • Q3
    (#3) What was the primary economic motivation for European imperialism in Africa and Asia in the late 19th century?
    Europeans felt that cultural and linguistic differences between themselves and Africans could be easily overcome.
    Europeans felt African labor and natural resources could be exploited for the benefit of European industries.
    Europeans felt their solemn duty was to spread Christianity throughout Asia and Africa.
    Europeans felt Africa could be conquered and subdued by superior European military technology.
    60s
  • Q4
    (#4) In the late 19th century, many Chinese people were frustrated with corruption and inefficiency in the Chinese government and resented European influence in their country. Why did many Chinese people oppose European influence?
    Europeans' attempts to assimilate the Chinese into European culture did not go far enough.
    Europeans had done little to help suppress the Boxer Rebellion.
    The development of European "Spheres of Influence" in Chinese markets hurt China‘s economy.
    Europeans seemed uninterested in utilizing China's vast labor force and natural resources to their full potential.
    60s
  • Q5

    (#5) Which of the images reflects how the belief in Social Darwinism contributed to European Imperialism in Africa and Asia?

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    120s
  • Q6

    (#6) It is [the Africans] who carry the 'Black man's burden'. They have not withered away before the white man's occupation. Indeed ... Africa has ultimately absorbed within itself every Caucasian and, for that matter, every Semitic invader, too. In hewing out for himself a fixed abode in Africa, the white man has massacred the Africans in heaps. The African has survived, and it is well for the white settlers that he has... -Edward Morel, "The Black Man's Burden"

    This statement could be described as:

    A biased criticism of European Imperialism.
    A biased statement in support of European imperialism,
    A biased criticism of the Enlightenment.
    An objective source of factual information.
    120s
  • Q7
    (#7) Which statement listed below reflects an anti-imperialist perspective?
    Speak softly and carry a big stick.
    It is not necessary to own a people to trade with them.
    Fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours.
    Take up the white man's burden.
    120s
  • Q8
    (#8)In an attempt to modernize Japan in the late 19th century, the leaders of the Meiji government decided to
    Establish a close relationship with China.
    Study western institutions and technology.
    Maintain a policy of isolationism.
    End the power of the Buddhists.
    120s
  • Q9
    (#9) Cite a major technological advantage of European nations that helped them gain control of Africa through Imperialism.

    Advances in transportation, specifically the use of Steamships.

    Advances in weaponry, specifically the AK47.
    Advances in weaponry, specifically the use of Grenades.
    Advances in transportation, specifically the use of Sailboats.
    30s
  • Q10
    (#9) Cite a major technological advantage of European Nations that helped them gain control of Africa through Imperialism.
    New advances in the communication field, specifically the Cell Phone.

    New advances in the communication field, specifically the use of Computers. 

    The introduction of the Postal Service could quickly connect soldiers with their loved ones at home.

    New advances in the communication field, specifically the Telegraph.
    60s
  • Q11
    (#9) Cite a major technological advantage of European Nations that helped them gain control of Africa through Imperialism.

    New weapons technology, specifically the use of Radar.

    New weapons technology, specifically the Maxim Machine Gun.

    New weapons technology, specifically the Submarine.

    New weapons technology, specifically the Pistol.
    60s
  • Q12

    (#10) Which of the following is a positive effect of European Imperialism on Africa?

    African run buisnesses flourished with the increased production of cotton.

    Africans were now living in apartment buildings in cities.

    African tribes now were able to travel to Europe without passports.

    Infrastructure in form of railroads damns, and bridges were built by Europeans. 

    120s
  • Q13

    (#10) Which of the following is a positive effect of European Imperialism on Africa?

    European exploited Africans for cheap labor.

    Many African languages were lost.

    Many rituals performed in Africa were now appreciated by Europeans.

    Improvements in sanitation and medical care in the colonies/

    120s
  • Q14

    (#10) Which of the following is a positive effect of European Imperialism on Africa?

    Nothing was positive about European Imperialism in Africa.

    Africans now had cheap markets that the Europeans exploited.

    African religions spread to European countries.

    New educational systems were brought by Europeans to many areas.

    120s
  • Q15

    (#10) Which of the following is a negative effect of European Imperialism on Africa?

    Africans were able to become immune to new diseases with the new medications brought by Europeans during their colonization.

    African hospitals closed though there was a great demand for their services.

    African doctors were unable to practice medicine without a degree from a European institute. 

    Many Africans died as a result of the introduction of European diseases such as cholera and smallpox.

    120s

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