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New Imperialism

Quiz by Maria Mahoney

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  • Q1

    In the 19th century, a major reason the British wanted to control the Suez Canal region was to

    ensure easier access to India

    improve farming in the Middle East

    promote nationalism in Egypt

    facilitate the slave trade in eastern Africa

  • Q2

    Social Darwinism and the ideas expressed in the "White Man's Burden" were used by Europeans to justify their policies of





  • Q3

    One major reason European countries engaged in imperialism in the late 19th century was to

    develop treatments for diseases

    ease tensions with their rivals

    obtain markets for their manufactured goods

    gain a better understanding of unknown territories

  • Q4

    Which statement best expresses the Western perspective regarding Rudyard Kipling’s “white man’s burden”?

    Europeans suffered great hardships in exploring new trade routes to Asia.

    Europeans had a duty to introduce the benefits of their civilization to non-European

    Europeans should preserve traditional cultures in Africa and Asia

    Europeans must protect existing African and Asian economies

  • Q5

    The terms spheres of influenceextra-territoriality, and mandates are most closely associated with



    collective security



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