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World History: Connections to Today, Grade 10

Unit 6: Industrialism and a New Global Age

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1. After independence, the economic dependency of former colonies in Latin America shifted from Spain and Portugal to
A France and Germany.
B China and Japan.
C Nigeria and Ghana.
D Britain and the United States.


2. In the 1800s, two new art forms that showed life as it really was were
A romanticism and impressionism.
B realism and photography.
C Gothic and Romanesque.
D oil and water color painting.


3. The change in ownership of businesses from individuals to corporations
A was a major development of the Industrial Revolution.
B began in Russia.
C was outlawed in Britain and the United States.
D was developed by Thomas Edison.


4. As nationalism spread across Europe, it
A brought peace to the continent.
B led to the unification of Germany and Italy.
C caused the Protestants to wage a crusade against the Catholics.
D increased trans-Atlantic trade and shipping.


5. The public's acceptance of the scientific discovery of the relationship between germs and disease caused
A the spread of the bubonic plague.
B many families to purchase microscopes.
C more doctors and families to practice better hygiene.
D governments to outlaw antiseptics.


6. Use the map and your social studies skills to answer the following question.

Map of the Russian empire

Based on the map, which of the following seems more likely?
A The Ukrainians and Belorussians may try to establish their own separate states.
B There are more Balts, Finno-Ugric, and Caucasian people than Russian people.
C The Turkic people may try to establish their own separate state.
D Russia is landlocked and has no access to large bodies of water.


7. Study the political cartoon below. Then answer the question that follows.

Cartoon of a woman in a rocking chair holding a bundle like a baby. The bundle reads: The Ballot. The caption reads: Hugging a Delusion.

What is "the ballot" in the cartoon meant to bring to the viewer's mind?
A a rolled-up rug
B the fight for equal rights
C a baby
D women choosing to stay home


8. Mazzini, Cavour, and Garibaldi were part of which of the following political groups?
A German socialists
B Russian communists
C Italian nationalists
D Turkish separatists


9. When the United States extended its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean,
A the economic, political and cultural life of Native Americans changed greatly.
B the South became industrialized and the North became more agricultural.
C Asian immigrants became the largest ethnic group in the western territories.
D The new settlers had to learn Spanish and French.


10. Political changes in Russia caused thousands of Jews to immigrate to other countries because they
A did not want to convert to Christianity.
B lost their right to vote.
C did not want to pay high taxes.
D were fleeing the pogroms.


11. Which of the following statements is true?
A Indian Muslims fought against Hindus over control of newly discovered gold mines.
B The discovery of oil began a new struggle over control of Iran and the Middle East.
C The Boxer Rebellion broke out over control of newly discovered diamond mines.
D The discovery of coal caused the British East India Company to merge with the Dutch East India Company.


12. Between 1815 and 1914, Britain passed laws to
A abolish child labor and give women the right to vote.
B give independence to Ireland and India.
C change public schools into private church schools.
D abolish slavery and extend voting rights to most men.


13. One major economic cause of imperialism in the late 1800s was the need for
A land on which to build more factories.
B countries where freed slaves could be sent.
C sources of raw materials for factories.
D places to test new inventions and technology.


14. The effect of British colonization on native people in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand was similar to the
A Japanese takeover of Korea.
B American takeover of the Philippines.
C European takeover of the Americas.
D French takeover of Indochina.


15. As a result of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865,
A the United States was permanently divided in two.
B slavery was abolished and the United States was reunited.
C southern Indians were removed and traveled along the Trail of Tears.
D women joined the gold rush and won the right to vote.


16. The Dreyfus Affair in France and the pogroms in Russia are examples of
A social reform.
B labor union organizing.
C antisemitism.
D constitutional reform.


17. The Age of Imperialism resulted in
A massive immigration of European and American populations to their countries' colonies.
B foreign powers imposing economic and social control on their countries' colonies.
C a movement of factories from Europe and America to their countries' colonies.
D increased self-sufficiency for the people of Africa and Asia.


18. At the Berlin Conference of 1884,
A African leaders voted on which European countries they wanted to rule their homelands.
B Germany decided how to divide Africa among the Europeans.
C Asian leaders urged Europeans to colonize Africa.
D Europeans decided to colonize Africa and divide it among themselves.


19. The fall of the Qing dynasty resulted in
A China attacking Japan.
B the rise of the Shang empire.
C the strengthening of the Chinese navy.
D civil war.


20. Which Asian countries used modern technological and industrial innovations to successfully prevent takeover by foreign imperialists?
A Japan and Siam
B Vietnam and Korea
C The Philippines and Burma
D Hawaii and Cambodia