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British Territorial Acquisitions 1600-1920
European Overseas Empires
"This quiz is about territories gained by Britain from 1600 to 1920."
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In addidition to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the Hudson Bay territories in North America, Britain obtained two European territories according to the Peace of Utrecht (1713) after the War of the Spanish Succession. One was Gibraltar, and what was the other?
According to the Peace of Paris (1763) after the British/French colonial war (1745/55-1763) Britain obtained Canada, Louisiana (east of the Mississippi except for the New Orleans area) and Cape Breton from France, in addition to this African colony.
According to the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) after the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1814) Britain received Ceylon (in Asia) and Cape Colony (Africa) in addition to two European territories. One of them was Malta, and what was the other?
According to the Congress of Berlin (1878) after the Balkan Wars, Britain received this territory.
According to the Peace Treaty of SÚvres (1920) after WW1, this Middle East territory became a British mandate along with Palestine, Transjordan and Hejaz.
British troops invaded this territory in 1941. It was governed by the British after WW2 until it became a UN trust territory administered by Italy in 1950.
This territory was captured by the British 1914-16 and became a British mandate in 1920. Part of the territory became a Belgian colony the same year.
According to the Congress of Vienna (1815), after decades of colonial rivalry, the British acquired several Caribbean islands (Dominica, Grenada, St.Lucia, St.Vincent, Tobago) from France and one island from Spain. Which?
France lost two possessions in India to the British after the battle at Plassey (1757). One was Carnatic and what was the other?
This territory was ceded to Britain by the Dutch in 1824 in exchange for Bengkulu.
Two Caribbean territories were formally ceded to Britain from Spain by the Treaty of Madrid (1670). One was Jamaica and what was the other?
This territory came under British administration after the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. It became part of Greece in 1864.
This territory was ceded to the British by the Chinese according to the Treaty of Nanking (1842).
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France lost two island territories in the Indian Ocean according to the Congress of Vienna (1814-15). One was Mauritius and what was the other?
Britian acquired this south-east Asian territory in 1819. It was included in the British colony of Straits Settlements in 1826.
Britain acquired this territory in 1843 and annexed it to the Cape Colony in 1844.
This territory was ceded to the British by the Sultan of Brunei in 1846.
This African territory was ceded to Britain in 1861 and governed from Sierra Leone 1866-74 and as a part of the Gold Coast to 1886.
This territory became a British protectorate in 1888 and was governed for three generations by Sir James Brooke and his family.
This territory was held by the British and governed as a part of India 1839-1907. In 1937 it was separated from India and made a crown colony.
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