The Invention of Tradition Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Africans saw the importance and power of European monarchical and ______ traditions and attempted to use them.
(a) Religious.
(b) Economic.
(c) Military.
(d) Agricultural.

2. During the third period, ceremonies became symbols of national hope and pride. Large ______ ceremonies for royal children helped to convey this aspect.
(a) Marriage.
(b) Rites of passage.
(c) Baptism.
(d) Golden jubilee.

3. The author, Bernard Cohn, asserts that India was originally ruled by Britain for _______ reasons, through supporting the British East India Company.
(a) Religious.
(b) Land acquisition.
(c) Political.
(d) Economic.

4. There were several ideas for merging the two cultures ritually. One of the experiments had to do with using the anthem "God Save the _____".
(a) Emperor.
(b) Queen.
(c) King.
(d) Empress.

5. During the ceremony, the British authority in India was said to have been created by ________ to do what native authorities could not.
(a) The queen.
(b) Providence.
(c) The emperor.
(d) The king.

6. All of the following people except ______ were extensively involved in the assemblage.
(a) Victoria Brown.
(b) Lord Lytton.
(c) Thomas Thornton.
(d) O.T. Burne.

7. One process the Europeans used was to spread the norms of _______ and attach them to various occupations.
(a) Tradecraft.
(b) Aggression.
(c) Gentility.
(d) Hostility.

8. During the third period, the monarchy came to represent all of the following qualities except _______.
(a) Obsequiousness.
(b) Community.
(c) Consensus.
(d) Stability.

9. According to the book, even ______ resistance movement could not initially dislodge the British.
(a) Mother Teresa's.
(b) Mandela's.
(c) Ghandi's.
(d) The Pope's.

10. According to the book, the committee also intended to impose a British ideal of aristocracy and _______ on the people.
(a) Democracy.
(b) Religion.
(c) Communism.
(d) Citizenship.

11. Cannadine asserts that during the first period, monarchs could dissolve _______ and vote on membership in the House of Lords.
(a) The United Nations.
(b) Congress.
(c) The House of Representatives.
(d) Parliament.

12. In theory, India was supposed to be maintained as a ______ order, and many saw the integration as a cultural statement.
(a) Communist.
(b) Democratic.
(c) Feudal.
(d) Monastic.

13. According to the book, the _______ was responsible for the naming of the queen as the new empress.
(a) British assemblage.
(b) Imperial assemblage.
(c) Royal assemblage.
(d) Noble assemblage.

14. During the second period, royal ritual became more splendid and the _______ became a symbol of the nation.
(a) President.
(b) Monarch.
(c) Merchant class.
(d) Prime minister.

15. According to the book, the fourth period is characterized by romantic glamor, partly due to ________ advances.
(a) Religious.
(b) Ethical.
(c) Moral.
(d) Technological.

Short Answer Questions

1. The invention of ______ has made it easy for coronations to be seen all over the world.

2. One of the strategies of the colonialists was to invest _______ and make European activity in Africa respectable.

3. According to the author, the British ruled through the ______ emperor, but due to differences in culture, British prestige was difficult to maintain.

4. The author claims that ______ was not well suited for royal ceremonies because many buildings were symbols of the wealth and power of the merchant class.

5. Unlike India, Africa did not have an organized form of state rule and thus the Europeans had to use _______ ideology.

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