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British Empire

written by: DieZel
 
The British Empire was history's largest empire, ruling over a population of about 470–570 million by 1921. Learn something more about its territories and colonies by taking this quiz. Enjoy!

Question 1:


This island was England's first overseas colony.
Newfoundland
Rhodes
Greenland
Iceland

Question 2:


In 1962 Jamaica gained full independence from the United Kingdom, but before even becoming a British colony, Jamaica was possession of this country.
Russia
Italy
Spain
Portugal

Question 3:


Barbados has never been a British colony.
False
True

Question 4:


Australia was officially settled in 1788 as the penal colony of New South Wales. Over the course of the 19th century this many new self-governing Crown Colonies were established on the continent.
5
4
12
3

Question 5:


One of the results of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, between England and the United Netherlands, was that the city of New Amsterdam was renamed to this.
New Jersey
New York
New Mexico
New Orleans

Question 6:


Sri Lanka was not considered part of the British Raj.
True
False

Question 7:


Slavery was outlawed in all British colonies in this year.
1912
1738
1812
1834

Question 8:


On July 1, 1997, the former British colony of Hong Kong reunified with the People's Republic of China. This man was the last governor of Hong Kong.
Tung Chee Hwa
Donald Tsang
Henry Tang
Chris Patten

Question 9:


Britain was not interested in African territories and thus has never controlled any.
True
False

Question 10:


This small rocky isle was the last territorial extension of the British empire.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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