Name:     ID: 
 
    Email: 

Imperialism

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

How long did it take for the United States to dig the Panama Canal?
A.
three and one-half years
C.
five years
B.
17 years
D.
nine years
 

 2. 

The McKinley Tariff of 1890
A.
required ships to unload their cargo at mainland ports.
B.
ended Hawaii’s favored position in the sugar trade.
C.
built island schools and hospitals.
D.
collected revenue for the Hawaiian royal family.
 

 3. 

When Queen Liliuokalani announced plans to publish a new Hawaiian constitution, which would give more power to native Hawaiians,
A.
Secretary of State John Hay called for an open door policy.
B.
mobs bent on revolution roamed the streets.
C.
supporters of annexation set up a separate government.
D.
elections were held to determine the will of the people.
 

 4. 

Commodore Dewey’s flagship was the
A.
Olympia.
C.
Yokohama.
B.
USS Maine.
D.
Empress of China.
 

 5. 

The annexation of a country involves
A.
establishing a sphere of influence.
B.
ruling a foreign government and its people.
C.
negotiating a treaty.
D.
investing in a foreign economy.
 

 6. 

A group calling itself the Fists of Righteous Harmony attacked foreign missionaries and traders in 1900 in the
A.
Mexican Revolution.
C.
Spanish-held Philippine Islands.
B.
Panama Canal opening.
D.
Boxer Rebellion.
 

 7. 

Roosevelt sent the Great White Fleet around the world in order to
A.
open markets to U.S. business.
B.
measure the circumference of the globe.
C.
prepare new navigational maps.
D.
remind the world of U.S. military might.
 

 8. 

William Randolph Hearst
A.
was a senator from Massachusetts.
B.
was a newspaper publisher.
C.
was appointed president of Hawaii.
D.
was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
 

 9. 

The eight major Hawaiian Islands were united in about 1800 by
A.
Captain James Cook.
C.
King Kamehameha.
B.
sugar planters.
D.
missionaries and settlers.
 

 10. 

The poet and writer José Martí
A.
was exiled twice from Cuba.
B.
plotted to overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy.
C.
sailed on the Empress of China into the port of Guangzhou.
D.
supported President Madero of Mexico.
 

 11. 

Emilio Aguinaldo was
A.
the leader of Spanish forces in Cuba.
B.
the special Panamanian envoy negotiating for the canal.
C.
the corrupt, eight-term president of Mexico.
D.
the leader of the Philippine rebel army.
 

 12. 

One outcome of the Spanish-American War was that
A.
the United States occupied the city of Veracruz.
B.
the United States gained control of Western Somoa.
C.
Spain ceded Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States.
D.
Grover Cleveland withdrew the treaty and ordered an investigation.
 

 13. 

The United States became an imperial power
A.
when the United States built the Panama Canal.
B.
when the United States gained overseas territory.
C.
when U.S. marines invaded the Dominican Republic.
D.
when U.S. bankers made loans of $1.5 million to Nicaragua.
 

 14. 

The traders, settlers, and missionaries who came to Hawaii in the 1800s
A.
brought diseases that reduced the population by one half.
B.
came looking for a good place for a U.S. colony.
C.
wanted to protect the land against development.
D.
stopped for rest on their way to Guam.
 

 15. 

When Roosevelt told the world that he would support the Monroe Doctrine, he meant
A.
he would not allow European trade with Latin America.
B.
he would substitute economic assistance for force in dealing with Latin America.
C.
he would use U.S. forces to protect American interests in the Western Hemisphere.
D.
he would allow all nations to use the Panama Canal.
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
A.
dollar diplomacy
N.
Platt Amendment
B.
Liliuokalani
O.
Hawaiian League
C.
Boxer Rebellion
P.
William Randolph Hearst
D.
Puerto Rico
Q.
imperialism
E.
Woodrow Wilson
R.
Philippe Bunau-Varilla
F.
John Hay
S.
Rough Riders
G.
Philippine Government Act
T.
Panama
H.
Emilio Aguinaldo
U.
Teller Amendment
I.
Spanish-American War
V.
General Valeriano Weyler
J.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
W.
Captain James Cook
K.
China
X.
yellow fever
L.
spheres of influence
Y.
José Martí
M.
Commodore George Dewey
Z.
Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty
 

 16. 

gave the United States control of the Panama Canal Zone
 

 17. 

took the position that the United States should establish naval bases outside of the country
 

 18. 

stated that the United States would “leave the (Cuban) government and control of the Island to its people”
 

 19. 

regions where a particular country has exclusive rights over the mines, railroads, and trade in another country’s territory
 

 20. 

renamed the Hawaiian Islands the Sandwich Islands
 

 21. 

the cavalry unit led by Theodore Roosevelt during the fighting in Cuba
 

 22. 

engineer in charge of building the canal through Panama for the French
 

 23. 

called for an Open Door Policy in China
 

 24. 

said, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley”
 

 25. 

Japan and Russia fought over this territory during the Russo-Japanese War
 

 26. 

the name of the policy that replaced European loans with U.S. loans in Latin America
 

 27. 

conflict in which “Remember the Maine” was a rallying cry
 

 28. 

sought to overthrow the monarch and persuade the United States to annex Hawaii
 

 29. 

published tales of Spanish atrocities in Cuba in an effort to inflame American war sentiments
 

 30. 

the Hawaiian queen who wanted to restore Hawaii’s independence
 

 31. 

made Cuba a U.S. protectorate
 

 32. 

the attack on Western missionaries and traders in northern China
 

 33. 

an outbreak of this stalled the building of the Panama Canal
 

 34. 

the quest for colonial empires
 

 35. 

poet who fought for Cuban independence
 



 
Submit          Reset Help