SAT World History Practice Test 6: Industrialization and Imperialism

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1. The beginning of the Industrial Revolution in England primarily resulted from

A. widespread overpopulation
B. increased trade
C. national prosperity
D. agricultural innovation
E. abundance of resources

2. The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 was a meeting of European imperialist powers designed to peacefully negotiate

A. terms of trade with China
B. control over the African continent
C. disputes over ports in Southeast Asia
D. rights to former Ottoman territories
E. international trading policies in Europe

3. The Boxer Rebellion of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a response to the

A. forced opening of Japanese ports
B. oppressive rule of the British in India
C. foreign intrusion into China
D. economic distress caused by the French in Vietnam
E. dominance of the Dutch in Indonesia

4. Economist Adam Smith's laissez-faire theory supported the notion that governments should

A. refrain from interfering with private business
B. exercise direct control over private business
C. regulate private business only in times of crisis
D. maintain a set of minimal business regulations
E. regulate only domestic businesses

5. Economic imperialism was different from other forms of colonial dominance in that the

A. colonial territory was entirely dependent on the imperial power
B. imperialist power directly controlled the government of the colonial territory
C. region under imperialist influence was controlled by private businesses
D. imperialist power held exclusive trading rights over a region
E. colonial territory was allowed to operate its own independent government