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The White Man's Burden (5-1)

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  • Q1
    Who wrote the poem 'The White Man's Burden'?
    William Shakespeare
    S. Eliot
    Rudyard Kipling
    Emily Dickinson
  • Q2
    What was the purpose of 'The White Man's Burden'?
    To protest against war
    To promote diversity and equality
    To celebrate human rights
    To justify imperialism and colonization
  • Q3
    What does the term 'white man's burden' refer to?
    The burden of white guilt
    The burden of white privilege
    The financial burden of white people
    The supposed responsibility of white people to civilize 'uncivilized' non-white people
  • Q4
    In what year was 'The White Man's Burden' published?
  • Q5
    Which country did the United States acquire as a result of the Spanish-American War?
    The Philippines
    Puerto Rico
  • Q6
    What was the main argument of the poem?
    That war was always wrong
    That it was the duty of white people to civilize and educate non-white people
    That non-white people were superior to white people
    That all races were equal
  • Q7
    What was the response to 'The White Man's Burden'?
    It was both praised and criticized
    It was largely ignored
    It was universally praised
    It was universally criticized
  • Q8
    What was the impact of 'The White Man's Burden'?
    It sparked a global peace movement
    It helped to justify European and American imperialism
    It led to increased racial integration
    It had no impact
  • Q9
    What was the attitude toward non-white people in 'The White Man's Burden'?
    Respectful and egalitarian
    Patronizing and condescending
    Indifferent and apathetic
    Fearful and hostile

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