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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.
Iceland
Greenland
Rhodes
Newfoundland

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.
Portugal
Spain
Italy
Russia

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
12
3
4

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 Orleans
New Mexico
New York
New Jersey

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Chris Patten
Donald Tsang
Henry Tang

Question 9:


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

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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