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  1. Cecil Rhodes
  2. settlement colonies
  3. nabobs
  4. presidencies
  5. Lord Charles Cornwallis
  1. a Name given to British representatives of the East India Company who went briefly to India to make fortunes through graft and exploitation
  2. b Three districts that made up the bulk of the directly ruled British territories in India; capitals at Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay
  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 Permanent colonies established through exploration or conquest for the purpose of occupying land and controlling labor
  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. Western-educated Indian leader, early 19th century; cooperated with British to outlaw sati
  2. Kingdom 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
  3. The rule over much of South Asia between 1765 and 1947 by the East India Company and then by a British government.
  4. a port city in northeastern Brazil
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Captain James CookEnglish navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

          

  2. Robert CliveBritish general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)

          

  3. KamehamehaHawaiian prince; with British backing he created a unified kingdom by 1810; promoted the entry of Western ideas in commerce and social relations

          

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

          

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

          

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