Chapter 26 Test - Chapter 26 1 For the British East India...

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Chapter 26 1. For the British East India Company, the evolution of a shadow government in the area around Calcutta in Bengal on the Northeast Coast would be strategically advantageous in the wake of the collapse of the Mughal Empire as regional leaders could _________in the interest of securing British supremacy in the area. a. The correct answer was: c. now be enlisted as allies. 2. After the failure in 1815 of Napoleon's imperial schemes in both Egypt and Europe, _________became the undisputed leading empire in the world and the chief European power intervening overseas to protect Ottoman interests. a. The correct answer was: a. Great Britain. 3. Which of the following nations was not a an autonomous Ottoman province ruled by its own dynasty of beys , or lords ? a. The correct answer was: d. Malta. 4. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution and as Britain's share of India's economy grew, the British increasingly sought to create markets for their own goods there and shunt Indian exports toward _________. a. The correct answer was: d. the exclusive use of the British domestic market. 5. _________teamed up successfully against Russia during the Crimean War, a conflict which demonstrated the superiority of new industrially produced rifles and breech-loading artillery. a. The correct answer was: c. Great Britain and France. 6. At the onset of direct British rule, the British government conducted sweeping reforms to avoid a repeat of the events of 1857, among which were all but one of the following? a. The correct answer was: b. Queen Victoria announced that British policy would intensify efforts to impose British convictions on all British subjects. 7. British interventionism in Egypt after that country was unable to repay the enormous debt incurred from the French-led construction of the _________in 1869, a debt-collection effort which Britain had taken over from France, ultimately resulted in the British occupation of Egypt in 1882. a. The correct answer was: c. Suez Canal.
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8. A system in which people from one country settle in another, maintaining connections to the mother country, most often used in the context of the exploitation of weaker countries by imperial powers is referred to as _________. a. The correct answer was: a. colonialism. 9. In the wake of rapid agricultural growth, a thriving wool and gold export business and textile industry growth, large-scale immigration and urbanization encouraged far-reaching social legislation, making New Zealand the first country in the world to _________. a. The correct answer was: b. grant voting rights to women. 10. The international political system that dominated Europe from 1815 to 1914 and which advocated a balance of power among states is referred to as the _________ and was aimed at preventing any renewed European imperialist goals of the kind Napoleon had pursued.
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