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Imperialism in South Asia Powerpoint Notes
Use the powerpoint on your teacher’s website to answer these questions.
1. What is the definition of “imperialism?”
2. Picture 1: What are the two ways Britain benefited from having India as a colony.
3. Picture 2: What is happening in this picture? Who is the man who is standing? How
does he feel about what is happening?
4. Picture #3: Explain this picture. Who is the man in uniform? Who is the man he is
carrying? Where is the man being taken? What does this imply about how the
Westerners felt about the people in countries they took over and the role they were
playing there?
5. Who were the two biggest European imperialist powers?
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6. List the European’s motives for imperialism.
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7. What is the idea of “Social Darwinism?”
8. Explain how the picture describes non-Westerners?
9. What is the “The White Man’s Burden?”
10. What are three good things that the poem says that Westerners are doing to help the people
they have colonized?
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11. How does the poem describe the way the colonized people respond to the “help” they’ve
been given by the Westerners? Cite a specific quote from the poem and explain it’s meaning.
12. How do the Westerners feel about the people they’ve colonized? Cite a specific quote from
the poem and explain it’s meaning.
13. What was Pax Britannica?
14. What is the literal meaning of the expression: “The sun never sets on the British Empire?”
15. What do you think is the figurative meaning of the expression: “The sun never sets on the
British Empire?”
16. Why do you think India was referred to as the “jewel in the crown” of Britain?
17. What company did the British set up to control British trade in India?
18. What two methods did the East India Company and later the British government use to
administer India?
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19. What was “sati?”
20. What aspect of the reading about Sati did you find most interesting or disturbing and why?
21. What was the name and date of the major rebellion against British rule?
22. What were the causes of the rebellion?
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23. How did the British respond to the rebellion?
24. What were the effects of rebellion?
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