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Quiz on Imperialism in the late 1800s

The following questions are based on the article: Imperialism in the late 1800s.
1. What is it called when a country seeks to expand beyond its national borders?
Socialism
Nationalism
Imperialism
Federalism

2. At about what year did the modern Age of Imperialism begin?
1492
1789
1870
1914

3. What was NOT a reason for imperial expansion?
Spread religion and civilization
To save money
Expand military power
To revitalize the country

4. Who was the British industrialist and adventurer who attempted to unify all of East Africa under British rule?
Cecil Rhodes
Benjamin Disraeli
William Pitt
Dr. Livingston

5. What Belgian king made himself ruler of the Congo and enslaved much of the population?
Maximilian I
Victor Emmanuel II
Ludwig II
Leopold II

6. What essential ingredient made the Dutch Empire so powerful?
Spices grown on their island possessions
Chocolate from the Congo
All the tea in China
Kiwi from New Zealand

7. Which of these places was not a colony of Britain?
New Zealand
India
Algeria
Rhodesia

8. What country in Asia modernized after 1850 to become a leading colonial power?
China
Korea
Thailand
Japan


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