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WHAP Chapter 29 Pre-Test Directions: Each of the questions or incomplete statements is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the one that best answers the question or completes the statement. 1. Opened in 1869, the Suez Canal triggered: a. a wave of European domination over Asia and Africa b. the independent growth of Egypt c. a trend of canal building throughout the world d. all of the above 2. Historians use the term Imperialism to refer to the West’s: a. isolationism and parochialism in the late nineteenth century b. use of industrial technology to impose its will on the nonindustrial world c. policies of preservation of the natural environment d. all of the above 3. Although Imperialism was not new to Europeans, this period was uniquely characterized by: a. retarded growth and slow development b. use of Chinese technology to inspire European innovation c. being a land grab of unprecedented speed d. all of the above 4. Besides conquering large amounts of territory, the New Imperialism was most significant for: a. creating a global economy of suppliers and consumers b. recognizing international cultural diversity c. spawning racism within Western society d. allowing dependent areas to develop governments 5. The French government’s political motive for participating in the New Imperialism was to: a. eliminate a rival political party b. reestablish national prestige through territory overseas c. subvert British control in India d. keep the French treasury from bankruptcy 6. Often colonial territory was seized without the consent of the home government by: a. ex-slave traders motivated to make money on the colony b. journalists trying to gather news information in the tropics c. scientists doing research in remote regions of Africa and Asia d. colonial officers deciding on their claim to a piece of territory 7. Among the cultural motives was a desire to: a. spread Christianity b. abolish slavery c. “civilize” people of the colonies by bringing them Western education, medicine, and customs d. all of the above 8. The colonies offered women opportunities as an alternative to their lives in Europe as: a. wives for indigenous men b. missionaries, teachers, nurses, and social reformers c. miners and industrial workers in the colonies d. colonial officers and administrators 9. The power of Western technology convinced many Euro-Americans that: a. western ideas, customs, and culture were superior to non-Western lifestyles b. non-Western ideas, customs, and culture were superior to Western lifestyles c. neither culture was superior but could co-exist peacefully d. the West had a lot to learn from non-Western societies 10. The most harmful aspect of the Western sense of cultural superiority was/were: a. the racist ideas that deemed non-Europeans inferior b. the use of biological warfare against the colonies c. that it created a society of poverty and desperation in Asia d. all of the above 11. The economic motive for imperialism was/were: a. European merchants needed to secure new markets for their goods b. European businesses were motivated to look for new opportunities in Asia and Africa c. high demand for raw materials for industrialization d. all of the above 12. Technological innovations of the Industrial Revolution: a. made Europe completely self-sufficient b. created enormous wealth for Europeans that they willingly shared with the world c. made the colonization of distant regions cost-effective d. made colonization unnecessary 13. One of the greatest barriers to the European invasion of inland African territories was: a. the lack of knowledge of the geography b. Falciparum malaria c. the great African rivers d. all of the above 14. A technological advance of the late nineteenth century was: a. the breechloading rifle b. the machine gun c. smokeless powder d. all of the above 15. The better the European weapons became, the more the __________ widened: a. “gun breech” b. “Maxim gap” c. “firepower gap” d. “colonial gap” 16. The 1898 battle at Omdurman resulted in 11,000 Sudanese deaths, with British deaths totaling: a. 48 b. 480 c. 1480 d. 4480 17. The system of administering and exploiting the colonies for the benefit of the home country is: a. the system of “benevolent neglect” b. considered “splendid isolation” c. considered “reluctant imperialism” d. considered “colonialism” 18. Colonies that were called protectorates: a. were administered directly by a European governor b. retained their traditional governments c. were reorganized and given European-style governments d. were merged directly into European governments 19. New Zealand elected its own parliament and ruled itself in large part because: a. European settlers there were in the majority b. indigenous peoples were strong enough to demand it c. no other system of government had succeeded d. of the defeat of the British army 20. Indigenous elites within European colonies: a. were almost universally opposed to European power b. had to cooperate for colonialism to succeed c. tried desperately to ignore the European presence d. lost the respect of their followers 21. When Western women arrived in the colonies it created: a. a more relaxed and “homey” atmosphere b. a more “civilized” atmosphere as these women insisted on Western daily customs c. a more racist and segregated environment d. all of the above 22. Until the 1870s, African history was largely shaped by: a. European colonial practices b. internal forces and local initiatives c. Islamic fundamentalists groups d. the oppression of the slave trade 23. Egyptian moderni
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