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The Reach of Imperialism

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  • Q1
    Western nations wanted to gain colonies in the late 1800s to improve their own
  • Q2
    Who was Great Britain's rival in taking over nations in Southeast Asia?
    United States
  • Q3
    France's motives for invading Vietnam included
    gaining access to china
    winning Burma
    saving vietnam
    competing with Great Britain
  • Q4
    What was direct rule of colonies?
    resisting the foreign country's rule
    taxing the peasants of the conquered nation
    governing a conquest by working with existing political elites
    replacing local rulers with officials from the foreign conqueror
  • Q5
    Why were later attempts at resistance by the conquered nations focused on the idea of national independence?
    More of their citizens had been educated in Western ideas.
    Their local religious and economic freedoms were more important.
    The idea of independence was not in their experience.
    The foreign conquerors kept the idea of freedom away from them.
  • Q6
    Nationalism is best defined as
    the loyalty of a people to their values, traditions, and a geographic region.
    the achieving of world peace and global understanding.
    the desire to take over other societies by force.
    a method of solving basic economic problems of the society.
  • Q7
    European political thinkers who supported the Enlightenment believed that
    religious tolerance is a dangerous concept
    an absolute monarchy is the most effective government.
    governments should protect the rights of people.
    civil liberties should be given as rewards for political loyalty.
  • Q8
    What aspects of colonial rule were oppressive?
    peasants working for high wages and low taxes
    peasants working in good working conditions for low wages and no taxes
    The british seized land in Northern China
    peasants working in unhealthy working conditions for low wages and high taxes
  • Q9
    Colonial powers profited from their colonies by instituting
    a balance of import and export to keep the economy healthy.
    plantation agriculture owned by the foreign power.
    regular wage increases for workers to keep them motivated
    peasant-owned small farms.
  • Q10
    How did the Burmese resist subjection?
    Using help from the United States
    The Burmese fought Western domination with the help of their king
    Haitian Revolution and Cortes’ march on Mexico City
    They fought back with machine guns
  • Q11
    What benefits did colonial rule bring to Southeast Asia?
    An infrastructure and export markets
    New Laws
    a building structure and import markets.
    New Jobs
  • Q12
    What area’s did great Britain control during the colonial takeover?
    Burma and china
    Singapore and China
    Singapore and Burma
    Florida and California
  • Q13
    Why did nineteenth-century Europeans seek control of Asian and African societies??”
    They were a source of raw materials and a market for manufactured goods.
    They wanted to open up the market for trade of raw materials and goods
    They were a source of expensive labor and low resources
    They wanted to use their traditions and customs.
  • Q14
    Which of the following statements shows how imperialist nations justified racism toward nations they wanted to control?
    Western nations improved the lives of the non-Western nations.
    Non-Western nations had weaker economies than the Western nations did.
    Western nations would increase their advantage over other nations.
    Non-Western nations followed different religions than those of the Western nations.
  • Q15
    Base your answer on the speakers’ statements below and on your knowledge of social studies. Speaker A: All power derives from God to his earthly representative the king. Speaker B: Governments are instituted by people to protect life, liberty, and property. People have the right to replace a government that fails to protect their rights. Speaker C: History is a struggle between the “Haves and have-nots.” Workers of the world will overthrow the bourgeoisie. Speaker D: Self-interest drives people to action. Government should allow each individual to pursue his or her own goals. Which speaker is expressing views derived from the laissez-faire theory?
    speaker B
    speaker D
    speaker A
    speaker C

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