Basil Davidson: The Magnificent African Cake – Flashcards

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Name two agricultural crops (items of trade) that replaced the European slave trade from West and West-Central Africa
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1) Cocoa 2) Cotton 3) peanut (ground nuts) 4) rubber 5) Rice 6) bananas 7) Palm oil
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Who uttered the above phrase, re: "The Maginificent African cake"?
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King Leopold
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Which European power got the biggest slice of the African cake?
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France and Britain
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What was the purpose of the Berlin conference of 1884-1885?
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To divide the continent
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Which were the main countries involved in colonization of the continent?
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1) Britain 2) France 3) Belgium 4) Portugal 5) Spain 6) Italy 7) Dutch 8) Germans
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Which two countries escaped colonization?
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Liberia -free slaves established by Americans 1800's Ethiopia -one of the 1st christian nations since 3rd century
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Who 'owned' the Congo free state?
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King Leopold
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Why does "The Gambia" have the political boundaries it has?
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British wanted to take over the Gambian river Didn't want to give it to the French
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How big is the Gambia?
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300 miles long and 30 miles wide
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What did the British call the process of bringing the Kenya Nandi (and other groups that mounted resistance to colonization under colonial authority?)
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Pacification/hammering
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What were the European officers put in charge of the Africans called?
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District officers
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What were the responsibilities of the chiefs?
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Collect taxes
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By what name was the british administration in Africa known?
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Indirect Rule
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How did indirect rule work?
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Rule through chiefs
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What is the name of the person who came up with indirect rule
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Frederick Lugard
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In which country (among which people) was Indirect Rule first used?
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Northern Nigeria/Fulani People
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How did Europeans resolve the problem of communications (transport)?
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Train/railways
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Name two agricultural crops (items of trade) that replaced the European slave trade from West and West-Central Africa
answer
1) Cocoa 2) Cotton 3) peanut (ground nuts) 4) rubber 5) Rice 6) bananas 7) Palm oil
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Who uttered the above phrase, re: "The Maginificent African cake"?
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King Leopold
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Which European power got the biggest slice of the African cake?
answer
France and Britain
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What was the purpose of the Berlin conference of 1884-1885?
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To divide the continent
question
Which were the main countries involved in colonization of the continent?
answer
1) Britain 2) France 3) Belgium 4) Portugal 5) Spain 6) Italy 7) Dutch 8) Germans
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Which two countries escaped colonization?
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Liberia -free slaves established by Americans 1800's Ethiopia -one of the 1st christian nations since 3rd century
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Who 'owned' the Congo free state?
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King Leopold
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Why does "The Gambia" have the political boundaries it has?
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British wanted to take over the Gambian river Didn't want to give it to the French
question
How big is the Gambia?
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300 miles long and 30 miles wide
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What did the British call the process of bringing the Kenya Nandi (and other groups that mounted resistance to colonization under colonial authority?)
answer
Pacification/hammering
question
What were the European officers put in charge of the Africans called?
answer
District officers
question
What were the responsibilities of the chiefs?
answer
Collect taxes
question
By what name was the british administration in Africa known?
answer
Indirect Rule
question
How did indirect rule work?
answer
Rule through chiefs
question
What is the name of the person who came up with indirect rule
answer
Frederick Lugard
question
In which country (among which people) was Indirect Rule first used?
answer
Northern Nigeria/Fulani People
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How did Europeans resolve the problem of communications (transport)?
answer
Train/railways