4 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- In 1819 a British official named Thomas Stamford Raffles founded a colony on a small island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. Known as the "city of the lion", it became an important port for ships going to and from China.
- area in which an imperial or foreign power has exclusive rights and privileges
- settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties with its homeland
- Indian soldier hired by the British East India Company to protect the company's interests in the region
4 True/False Questions
Cuba → The trip around South America took a long time. It also slowed down trade between the coasts. As a result, U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt decided to build a canal across this area to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
William McKinley → U.S. president who sent the U.S. battleship Maine to protect Americans who lived and worked in Cuba
Philippines → country in Asia that became an American territory after the U.S. defeated Spain in 1898
Leopold II → Indian soldier hired by the British East India Company to protect the company's interests in the region