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Grade 9 New Imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following were reasons for imperialism?
  1. "White man's burden"
  2. Economic motive
  3. Nationalism
  4. All of the above are correct
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following was NOT an economic motive for imperialism?
  1. Cheap raw materials from overseas colonies were needed to sustain industrialization
  2. Overseas colonies offered markets for manufactured goods
  3. Overseas colonies offered a haven for the settlement of surplus populations
  4. European and American industry needed more sources of coal
  5. All were economic motives for imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following was a new Western motive for overseas territorial expansion in the industrial era?
  1. missionary drive to convert non-Western peoples to Christianity
  2. Seizure of land to be put to use raising cash crops
  3. Drive to dominate sources of precious metals and minerals
  4. Need for raw materials for factory production
  5. Access to new markets for sale of Western manufactured goods
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Under British imperial rule, India was governed
  1. As a private colony of Queen Victoria
  2. As an independent sovereign state, but subject to British authority in foreign affairs
  3. As the private domain of the East India Company
  4. By a viceroy working in collaboration with the Indian princes
  5. With the British bureaucrats and officers overseeing Indian civil servants
Grade 9 New Imperialism
The "white man's burden" refers to
  1. The cost of creating and supporting an empire
  2. The moral duty of the west to civilize the rest of the world
  3. The cost of abolishing slavery in Africa
  4. The need for Christian missionaries to undermine Islam in Africa and Asia
  5. All of the above
Grade 9 New Imperialism
During the era of British colonialism in India, why were the British content, in general, to leave the Indian social hierarchies intact?
  1. Over time, exposure to Hindu doctrine on casted won British elites over
  2. British officials were able to, in essence, graft themselves onto an existing social pyramid at its apex while incurring a minimum of social disruption
  3. British notions of proper gender roles, such as a wife's duty to commit sati, were the same as Indian ones
  4. Superior Mughal political and military authority prevented British interference in Indian social relations
  5. Commonplace social mobility between the caste stratifications prevalent in the subcontinent impressed colonial administrators
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following best explains why the British turned to trading opium in China?
  1. Firsthand experience supplying mass opium addiction in the thirteen colonies proved the profitability of the trade
  2. British merchants could find no other commodity the Chinese needed
  3. Successful expansion of the opium trade in India provided a model for replication
  4. Imperialist designs for direct rule in China would be more easily attainable over a population pacified by narcotics
  5. British monarchs wanted to share the benefits of widespread medical and recreational use of opium they had experienced in British society with the Chinese
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which answer choice contains nations/regions that were nominally independent but nonetheless endured significant Western informal political and social economic influence by 1914?
  1. West Africa, China, South Asia, Latin America
  2. China, Persia, Middle East, Latin America
  3. Persia, West Africa, South Asia, Latin America
  4. South Asia, the Middle East, China, Latin America
  5. West Africa, Persia, the Middle East, Latin America
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following made Egypt an attractive target for Western imperialist expansion in the late nineteenth century?
  1. Gold deposits
  2. Control of the Nile River
  3. Lucrative tourism prospects
  4. Construction and control of the Suez Canal
  5. Fertile land of the Nile River delta
Grade 9 New Imperialism
In which area did Westernization of Japan have the least impact?
  1. Politics
  2. Religion
  3. Economy
  4. Fashion
  5. Science
Grade 9 New Imperialism
Which of the following best characterizes the difference between educational systems set up by imperialists in Africa and India?
  1. African colonies contained comparatively more schools administered by colonial governments than India
  2. African schools tended to be set up by Christian missionaries while Indian ones were set up by the colonial state
  3. Indian education mainly consisted of trade schools for training industrial workers, while African schools did not
  4. African education mainly consisted of trade schools for training industrial workers, while Indian schools did not
  5. White supremacist notions dissuaded imperialists from setting up education in either colony
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