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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of degree did Williams claim to have?
(a) An advanced collegiate degree.
(b) A law degree.
(c) No degree.
(d) A basic literature degree.

2. What were the two major exports from the Congo under Leopold's reign?
(a) Gold and diamonds.
(b) Ivory and diamonds.
(c) Ivory and rubber.
(d) Rubber and gold.

3. What kind of ivory did Stanley transport out of the Congo?
(a) Balls of ivory.
(b) Processed ivory.
(c) Ivory rocks.
(d) Elephant tusks.

4. When Stanley got to America, what did he do?
(a) Snuck off the ship.
(b) Became captain of the ship.
(c) Paid for his passage.
(d) Deserted the ship.

5. What American state was Senator John Tyler Morgan from?
(a) Texas.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Alabama.

6. Where did Leopold send Arthur Stevens?
(a) Russia.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) China.

7. In what country was Williams commissioned a lieutenant?
(a) Puerto Rico.
(b) Guatemala.
(c) Peru.
(d) Mexico.

8. Where was Stanley born?
(a) Edinburough.
(b) London.
(c) Wales.
(d) Scotland.

9. How long was the road that Stanley built from the coast to the top of Congo River falls?
(a) 225 miles.
(b) 220 miles.
(c) 235 miles.
(d) 230 miles.

10. What is the name of the fanatical madman in "Heart of Darkness"?
(a) Kelvin.
(b) Kallon.
(c) Kensington.
(d) Kurtz.

11. At what age did Stanley get on board the ship to America?
(a) 15.
(b) 16.
(c) 18.
(d) 17.

12. How many Africans attended the Berlin Conference?
(a) None.
(b) As many as could get there.
(c) A few.
(d) A lot.

13. When was Henry Morton Stanley born?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1841.
(c) 1843.
(d) 1842.

14. Modern schools traditionally interpret "Heart of Darkness" as being allegorical of what?
(a) Original sin.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Human development.

15. Where did Joseph Conrad spend his youth?
(a) Spain.
(b) Africa.
(c) France.
(d) England.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the publisher that Stanley became involved with?

2. Over what route did the Portuguese African slave trade flourish?

3. How many black soldiers were in each garrison of Force Publique?

4. Leopold was described as pencil thin and possessing a large what?

5. Who was the chancellor of Germany when Leopold wanted the foreign powers to recognize his colony?

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