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History of colonialism: Quiz


Question 1: The Conference, which gathered 29 countries representing over half the world's population, led to the creation of the ________ in 1961.
Fidel CastroNATONon-Aligned MovementAfghanistan

Question 2: Africans and people of African ancestry freed themselves from slavery and colonization by taking advantage of the conflict among whites over how to implement the reforms of the ________ in this slave society.
National Constituent AssemblyFrench DirectoryNational ConventionFrench Revolution

Question 3: By finding the source of the lucrative ________, the Portuguese could reap its profits for themselves.
CloveBlack pepperNutmegSpice trade

Question 4: In 1960, after several wars of national liberation, the UN had reached 99 members states: the ________ was almost complete.
Decolonization of AfricaEconomy of AfricaScramble for AfricaAfrican Union

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Dates of independence of African countries.
  Lord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar at the Battle of Plassey in 1757, painted by Francis Hayman
  Elmina Castle, Ghana, one in a chain of about 50 fortified factories to enforce Portuguese trade rule along the coast. View from the sea in 1668.
  The combined Spanish and Portuguese empires during the Iberian Union (1580-1640)

Question 6: The bulk of the Arabian peninsula became the independent Kingdom of ________ in 1922.
CyprusPapua New GuineaPakistanSaudi Arabia

Question 7: When Columbus eventually made landfall in what are now called the ________ he believed he had reached the coast of Japan, but had in fact "discovered" the peripheral islands of a new continent, the Americas.
The BahamasAntigua and BarbudaBelizeBarbados

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Independent republics in the Americas, c. 1830.
  The British Indian Empire and surrounding countries in 1909
  The British Indian Empire and surrounding countries in 1909
  European territories in Africa, 1914, following the Scramble for Africa.

Question 9: A series of disputes with Parliament over taxation led first to informal ________ among the colonies, then to coordinated protest and resistance.
American RevolutionFirst Continental CongressSamuel AdamsCommittee of correspondence

Question 10: The first foothold outside of Europe was gained with the conquest of ________ in 1415.
CeutaMelillaMascarene IslandsPortugal

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