26 - CHAPTER 26 The West and the World SELF-TEST MULTIPLE...

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CHAPTER 26 The West and the World SELF-TEST MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS Do not assume that these questions will appear on any examination. It is recommended that you not memorize these questions, but use them only as a self - test. Answers are at the end of this book. 1. The Treaty of Nanking ( 1842 ) ended a war between Great Britain and China that had started over a. the activities of British missionaries. b. Chinese expulsion of British diplomats from Canton. c. disagreement over shipping rights in Chinese ports. d. opium smuggled into China from British India. e. the British annexation of Manchuria. 2. The great European migration of the nineteenth century was caused by all of the following except a. population pressure. b. renewed outbreaks of plague. c. desire for political and social rights. d. the desire of wealthy Europeans to emigrate and settle in non - European lands. e. lack of employment. 3. The most persuasive Western argument against European imperialism was that a. it was not economically profitable. b. European control of nonwhites was immoral and hypocritical. c. not enough investment was made in colonies. d. it was unworthy of great nations. e. it created too much income disparity between nations. 4. Western influence on Japan resulted in a. a Westernized country that began to practice its own form of imperialism. b. a country subject to Britain in the same way that India was. c. a country subject to the United States in the same way that India was subject to Britain. d. an almost complete rejection of all things Western. e. no effect at all. 5. After the wars over the opium trade, China a. enjoyed several decades of stability. b. began to industrialize rapidly. c. recovered for a number of years under the dowager empress. d. defeated Japan in the Sino - Japanese war of 1894 - 1895. e. established a communist dictatorship to crush the Boxer Rebellion. 6. After 1840, world trade
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a. grew slowly as prices increased. b. grew rapidly as prices decreased. c. grew rapidly as prices increased. d. remained about the same as during the early decades of the century. e. declined because of the rise of protective barriers. 7. Which of the following promoted the growth of world trade after 1840? a. The British policy of high tariffs and trade barriers b. The increase in transportation costs c. The opening of the Suez and Panama canals d. The rise in price of raw materials and food e. The rise of trade unions in Europe 8. Which of the following characterizes the traditional attitude of Chinese society toward Western society? a. Great interest in European products b. Great interest in European ideas and values c. A desire to open trade ports to European capitalists d. A need for Europe as a source of capital and market for Chinese tea e. Considerable disinterest in Europe 9. The war between Britain and China, which ended in 1842, was caused by a. Chinese penetration of southeast Asia. b. Political intrigue within the Chinese government.
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