Topic 15 Assessment

  1. Identify Influences on Political Revolutions Using the map below and information from the lessons, write a paragraph that describes how the idea of nationalism led to political revolts in the Ottoman empire. Consider the decline of the Ottoman empire, the results of increased contact with Western Europe, territories under Ottoman control, and revolutions in Egypt, Lebanon, and Greece, among other places.

    As shown in the map, the Ottoman Empire included the Aegean Peninsula and the region north of the Black Sea, as well as Asia Minor, former Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean coast of Africa, and the west and east coasts of the Red Sea.

  2. Identify the Influence of Ideas Write a paragraph that describes how the policy of educating wealthy Indians in Western-style schools led to nationalism and efforts to return India to self-rule. Consider Western attitudes toward Indian culture, the ideals taught in Western schools, and the Indian National Congress, organized in 1885.
  3. Identify Causes of European Imperialism Write a paragraph that describes how King Leopold of Belgium's actions in the African Congo caused a dramatic change in Africa. Consider Leopold's public and private motivations for arranging treaties with Africans in the Congo, Europe's need for raw materials and new markets, and the political prestige of owning colonies.
  4. Describe the Major Effects of European Imperialism Write a paragraph that describes how the actions of the British East India Company led to India being governed directly by the British government. Consider the British East India Company's goals and practices in India, its policies imposed on the sepoys (Indian soldiers), and the results of the Sepoy Rebellion.
  5. Identify Influences on European Imperialism Read the passage below. Then, write a paragraph that describes the factors influencing European imperialism of Africa. Consider the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the West, the role of explorers in Africa, European reactions to Belgian exploration of the Congo, and the Berlin Conference of 1884.

    “The Portuguese carved out large colonies in Angola and Mozambique. Italy reached across the Mediterranean to occupy Libya and then pushed into the ‘horn' of Africa, at the southern end of the Red Sea. The newly united German empire took lands in eastern and southwestern Africa, including Cameroon and Togo.”

  6. Identify Influences on European Imperialism Write a paragraph that describes the role that Christian missionaries played in European imperialism. Consider the West's “paternalistic” view of Africans, Dr. David Livingstone's opposition to the slave trade, and his plan for ending human trafficking.
  7. Explain Characteristics of European Imperialism Write a paragraph that explains how European imperialism affected the African people. Consider Western attitudes toward African culture, the spread of Christianity throughout the continent, the benefits of westernization, and the rise of nationalism in arious colonies.
  8. Explain Major Characteristics Write a paragraph that compares the types of imperial rule used by France and Britain in their colonies. Which country allowed self-government by local officlals? Why would British imperialism be more conducive to building a longerlasting empire than French imperialism?
  9. Explain Impact Write a paragraph explaining the effects of European imperialism on native peoples. Consider the political, social, and cultural changes in European colonies. How did imperialism threaten cultural heritages and native industries when Westerners took control of African lands?

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments