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5 Matching questions

  1. sepoys
  2. white racial supremacy
  3. princely states
  4. Great Trek
  5. Isandhlwana (1879)
  1. a Troops that served the British East India Company; recruited from various warlike peoples of India
  2. b Zulu defeat of a British army; one of the few indigenous victories over 19th-century European armies
  3. c Ruled by Indian princes allied with the raj; agents of the east India company were stationed at their courts to ensure loyalty
  4. d Belief in the inherent superiority of whites over the rest of humanity; peaked in the period before world war I
  5. e Movement 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. Independent states- orange free state and Transvaal- established during the 1850s in the south african interior by Afrikaners
  2. Fought between the British and Afrikaners; British victory and postwar policies left the African population of south Africa under Afrikaner control
  3. 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
  4. 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. 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. Lord Charles Cornwallisthe British general who commanded troops from Charleston, South Carolina. He surrendered his entire army to George Washington after the battle of Yorktown


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


  3. NatalName given to British representatives of the East India Company who went briefly to India to make fortunes through graft and exploitation


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


  5. Captain James CookKingdom 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