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  1. Lord Charles Cornwallis
  2. white racial supremacy
  3. Isandhlwana (1879)
  4. White dominions
  5. Natal
  1. a Colonies 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
  2. b Zulu defeat of a British army; one of the few indigenous victories over 19th-century European armies
  3. c the British general who commanded troops from Charleston, South Carolina. He surrendered his entire army to George Washington after the battle of Yorktown
  4. d a port city in northeastern Brazil
  5. e Belief in the inherent superiority of whites over the rest of humanity; peaked in the period before world war I

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
  2. Fought between the British and Afrikaners; British victory and postwar policies left the African population of south Africa under Afrikaner control
  3. Hawaiian prince; with British backing he created a unified kingdom by 1810; promoted the entry of Western ideas in commerce and social relations
  4. Permanent colonies established through exploration or conquest for the purpose of occupying land and controlling labor
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Cecil RhodesThree districts that made up the bulk of the directly ruled British territories in India; capitals at Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay


  2. princely statesThree districts that made up the bulk of the directly ruled British territories in India; capitals at Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay


  3. Boer RepublicsIndependent states- orange free state and Transvaal- established during the 1850s in the south african interior by Afrikaners


  4. Robert CliveMovement of Boer settlers in Cape Colony of southern Africa to escape influence of British colonial government in 1834; led to settlement of regions north of Orange River and Natal


  5. 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