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5 Matching questions

  1. Plassey (1757)
  2. nabobs
  3. settlement colonies
  4. Isandhlwana (1879)
  5. Cecil Rhodes
  1. a Permanent colonies established through exploration or conquest for the purpose of occupying land and controlling labor
  2. b Zulu defeat of a British army; one of the few indigenous victories over 19th-century European armies
  3. c Name given to British representatives of the East India Company who went briefly to India to make fortunes through graft and exploitation
  4. d Battle between the troops of the British east India company and an Indian army under siraj-ud-daula, ruler of Bengal; British victory gave them control of northeast India
  5. e Born in 1853, played a major political and economic role in colonial South Africa. He was a financier, statesman, and empire builder with a philosophy of mystical imperialism

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Fought between the British and Afrikaners; British victory and postwar policies left the African population of south Africa under Afrikaner control
  2. Ruled by Indian princes allied with the raj; agents of the east India company were stationed at their courts to ensure loyalty
  3. British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
  4. Western-educated Indian leader, early 19th century; cooperated with British to outlaw sati
  5. a port city in northeastern Brazil

5 True/False questions

  1. sepoysTroops that served the British East India Company; recruited from various warlike peoples of India


  2. white racial supremacyBelief in the inherent superiority of whites over the rest of humanity; peaked in the period before world war I


  3. British rajThe rule over much of South Asia between 1765 and 1947 by the East India Company and then by a British government.


  4. MataramKingdom that controlled interior regions of Java in 17th century; Dutch East India Company paid tribute to the kingdom for rights of trade at Batavia; weakness of kingdom after 1670's allowed Dutch to exert control over all of Java


  5. White dominionsColonies in which European settlers made up the overwhelming majority of the population; small numbers of native inhabitants were typically reduced by disease and wars of conquest; typical of British holdings in North America and Australia with growing independence in the 19th century


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