Mass Politics in Europe and Imperialism in Africa and Asia Review Questions for AP European History

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Updated on Mar 4, 2011

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Mass Politics in Europe and Imperialism in Africa and Asia for AP European History


  1. Which of the following was NOT a possible cause of the New Imperialism?
    1. the need for new markets to sell European manufactured goods and to invest newly created capital
    2. the rampant nationalism of the nineteenth century that unified European nations and gave them a sense of historical destiny
    3. the ability of European political elites to act without worrying about public opinion
    4. the technological innovations in weaponry and transportation that encouraged European military adventurism
    5. the need for competing European political elites to win the support of the newly politicized and enfranchised masses
  2. In Britain, the call for a completely democratic House of Commons was put forward in
    1. the Great Reform Bill of 1832
    2. the Reform Bill of 1867
    3. the Reform Bill of 1884
    4. the People's Charter
    5. the Midlothian Campaign
  3. The nation in which the development of mass politics was vigorously resisted by political elites was
    1. Britain
    2. Russia
    3. Austria–Hungary
    4. France
    5. Germany
  4. The term Kulturkampf describes
    1. Gladstone's political campaign of 1879
    2. the attempt by a French general to overthrow the Third Republic of France
    3. Bismarck's campaign against Catholicism in Germany
    4. the restoration of the Japanese Emperor and modernization of Japan
    5. the war between France and Prussia in 1871
  5. The Suez Canal is significant in the history of the New Imperialism because
    1. it connected the Mediterranean Sea through Egypt to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, making control of it vital to European trade
    2. the need to control it led the British to occupy Egypt in the summer of 1882
    3. the need to protect British interests in it led Britain to expand its African holdings south from Egypt
    4. the need for French acceptance of their control of the canal in Egypt led Britain to support French expansion in northwest Africa
    5. all of the above
  6. The most direct cause of the Berlin Conference of 1885 was
    1. the unification of Germany following the Franco-Prussian War
    2. the occupation of Egypt by British troops
    3. the setting up of criteria for European claims on African territory
    4. the establishment of the principle that European powers claiming African territory must treat the African population humanely
    5. the rapid expansion of Belgian interests in the Congo
  7. The long-term result of Western imperialism in China was
    1. the fall of the Manchu dynasty
    2. the Opium War
    3. the Treaty of Nanking
    4. the Taiping Rebellion
    5. the Boxer Rebellion
  8. The event which caused the British government to take direct control of India was
    1. the Indian National Congress
    2. the Sepoy Rebellion
    3. the Berlin Conference of 1885
    4. the passage of the Reform Bill of 1884
    5. the Boxer Rebellion
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