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Topic 25: South Asia: Making of the British Raj
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Which of the following was NOT an aspect of imperialism in the period following European industrialization?
the search for raw materials to feed the machines of Europe
the absence of Christian missions
the establishment of European colonies in the interior of Africa and Asia
the search for markets for European manufactured products
Which of the following groups were MOST responsible for the early stages of colonization in Java?
the government of Britain
the Directors of the Dutch East India Company
the government of Holland
In what way was the intrusion of the British East India Company in India similar to the Dutch entry into Java?
the direct intervention of the British government
the intervention into local squabbles among indigenous princes in return for authority over land
the British removal of all local rulers in the eighteenth century
the conversion of the Indian elite to Christianity
In what year did the British East India Company win the critical Battle of Plassey?
The bulk of the territories that the British East India Company ruled directly were administered through the three
Which of the following statements concerning the Indian resistance to British colonialism is MOST accurate?
Following Plassey, there was no resistance to British control of India.
The greatest opponent of British colonialism in India was the resurgent Mughal Empire.
Indian princes continued to fear and fight with each other despite the ever growing power of the British Raj.
Following the defeat at Plassey, the Princely States were unified into a single opposition force under Siraj-ud-daula.
The intrusion of Europeans into early colonial society
left the old ruling families in charge of day-to-day administration.
totally disrupted the indigenous social systems of Java and India.
led to the creation of large middle classes in India and Java.
displaced the ruling classes within indigenous social hierarchies.
peasants in the Javanese social hierarchy.
local rulers in India.
representatives of the British East India Company who went out to secure sudden wealth, often through corruption.
administrative districts within the three Presidencies.
served in the war against Napoleon, then as the first Governor General of India in the 1850s.
was the British commander at the Battle of Plassey.
introduced sweeping reforms to reduce the power of local administrators in India in the 1790s.
was the leader of the evangelical religious movement in India.
What was the MOST critical issue for reformers in the 1830s?
the ritual immolation of Hindu wives on the funeral pyres of their deceased husbands
the prohibition against eating sacred cows
the practice of infant marriages
the practice of multiple marriages
What nation dominated overseas trade and imperial advance in the first half of the nineteenth century?
the United States
Which of the following nations did not enter the competitive race for colonial empire and industrial supremacy after 1870?
the United States
Which of the following statements is MOST accurate?
Faced with the advanced military technology of the Europeans, indigenous peoples ceased resisting the imperial advance.
African and Asian peoples often fiercely resisted colonial rule, although without realistic chances of permanent success.
Despite advances in military technology, the Europeans remained unable to overcome the Asian advantages in population.
No African or Asian military forces won set piece battles.
By 1914, the only independent nation in Southeast Asia was
Which of the following definitions most accurately defines the term White Dominions?
colonies with substantial majorities of white, European immigrants
colonies in which small numbers of Europeans ruled large numbers of non-Western peoples
colonies that were largely unpopulated prior to the coming of the Europeans
imperial possessions in which the numbers of European settlers and indigenous peoples were approximately equal
Which of the following is an example of a contested settler colony?
What was one of the greatest changes in relationships between European colonizers and indigenous populations after 1870?
Fewer European women migrated to the colonies.
Laws were passed forbidding sexual relations between Europeans and the indigenous population.
Europeans ceased to live in separate compounds.
Europeans began to adopt indigenous customs, dress, and cuisine more freely.
Which of the following statements concerning the internal economies of the European colonies is MOST accurate?
Colonial economies were steadily reduced to dependence on the European-dominated global market.
Slowly, the industrial system of the West, including factories and the production of manufactured goods, was introduced into Africa and Asia.
By 1914 Asian and African colonies had won economic independence from the European colonizers.
The introduction of European technology such as railways and telegraphs was intended to improve the internal economies of the colonies.
French influence in India terminated by the end of the eighteenth century because of
Britains naval supremacy.
Britains base, established at the Battle of Plassey.
Britains superior armies.
All of the answers are correct.
The serious rebellion against British domination in India that broke out in 1857 was called the __________ Rebellion.
After 1857, the British official ruling in India was called the
The British East India Company, besides making economic gains,
spread the Anglican faith through all levels of society.
opposed the binding of the feet of baby girls.
put an end to the anarchy and chaos that characterized Mughal rule.
encouraged the teaching of English to the Untouchables.
Ultimately, the control of India in the nineteenth century was vested in
the British East India Company.
the Mughul emperors.
the British government.
an international task force.
The British introduced all of the following reforms in India during the nineteenth century EXCEPT the
prohibition of infanticide.
abolition of suttee.
elimination of castes.
As a result of the Indian Mutiny in 1857,
the rule of the East India Company came to an end.
India lost its emperor.
the British government assumed authority.
All of the answers occurred.
After 1857, the administrative language of India became
Which statement best characterizes government in India after 1857?
British civil servants governed the country at all levels.
The country was turned into an American-style federal system.
Indians were trained to govern in the provincial and subordinate systems.
A system of sultans and sheiks was instituted.
One of the prime factors serving to bring unity to the subcontinent was
the building of railroads.
the imposition of the Anglican Church.
the spread of mass literacy.
All of the answers are correct.
In India, under British rule,
many Englishmen went native.
the contrasts between European and Asiatic ways of life remained extreme.
the differences between European and Asiatic life disappeared.
a cultural synthesis not unlike that sought by Alexander the Great appeared.
India gave Britain all but which one of the following?
substantial cultural contributions
a strategic military location
In terms of British influences on India, it is an ironic fact that
India saw how difficult self-government was and decided that it preferred to be ruled from abroad.
India was infiltrated by English revolutionaries.
India learned the lessons of self-government from the British and wanted self-rule.
India never mastered Western political trends.
Which of the following countries was NOT active in Southeast Asia from 1800-1914?
Which of the following Indochinese nations maintained its independence in the face of the French advance?
One of the most important forces drawing France back into Indochina in the mid-nineteenth century was
The Dutch culture system
set aside one-fifth of all lands for the government.
encouraged natives to adopt Dutch culture.
gave Asians self-determination.
broke up native rebellions.
During their activities in Southeast Asia before 1914 the Dutch
specialized in making fine tools.
cooperated with the Portuguese in exploiting the region.
neglected higher education for the local population.
prepared the local people for self-government.
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