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Why was trade with China particularly important to Great Britain?
The British sourced opium from China
The British sourced silver from China
The British sourced rice from China
The British sourced tea from China
Why were the Opium Wars significant?
It forced China to change to a democratic government
It forced Great Britain to recognise the importance of Confucian values
It forced China to open its doors to trade with the western world
It forced Great Britain to open its doors to trade with the Qing dynasty.
What was the main reason Lord Macartney's mission of 1793 failed to secure Britain privileged trading status?
He refused to speak Mandarin to the Emperor
He refused to kowtow to the Emperor
He refused to eat Chinese food
He refused to travel to Peking to see the Emperor
In 1830, how much was Great Britain spending on tea in China?
6 million silver dollars
1 million pounds sterling
100 million pounds of silver
16 million gold guineas
Initially, apart from use as a narcotic, why did the Chinese want opium from the British?
As a form of currency that was easier to carry than bronze
As a form of tribute from Great Britain to the Emperor
As an ingredient for traditional medicine
As a means of subduing rebellious provinces
Where did Lin Tse-Hsu besiege British opium traders before confiscating their opium and burning it?
How much opium did Lin Tse-Hsu burn?
2, 000 chests
After a period of action by the Imperial Navy dealing with foreign contraband traders, what was the actual spark of the first Opium War?
A fight between drunken British sailors and a grocer in Kowloon
A fight between drunken Imperial troops and British sailors in Canton
A fight between Charles Elliot and Lin Tse-hsu to establish control of Canton
A fight between a British bar owner and drunken Imperial troops in Wan Chai
Who led British forces in the first Opium War?
William Des Voeux
The term 'unequal treaty' was only coined as propaganda in the 1920s. Why could the Treaty of Nanjing at the end of the first Opium War be seen as normal Qing diplomacy?
China had a long standing policy of swapping land for trade or peace.
The opening of 5 treaty ports simplified the trading process for both Qing and foreign merchants.
Losers in war traditionally pay an indemnity to the victor.
All of the above