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British Empire Facts: True or False?

Select whether these facts about the British Empire are True or False.
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Quiz by BigGeographyGuy
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Last updated: February 7, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 6, 2021
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1. The British controlled part of the United States at one time.
True
False
2. New York City was founded by the British.
True
False
3. The empire's territorial peak was in 1872.
True
False
4. The British Empire was the largest empire in the world.
True
False
5. After victory in the First World War, Britain had gained territory in Turkey.
True
False
6. Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1831
True
False
7. Britain had been dragged into the Crimean War to protect its colonies in India.
True
False
8. There are still remains of British territories in the Arabian Peninsula but Kuwait has still to this day claimed it as theirs.
True
False
9. Malaysia was once a British colony.
True
False
10. Altogether, the British had 11 colonies in Asia in 1921. (Not including the colonies in the Middle East)
True
False
11. The last British colony to separate from the empire was Hong Kong.
True
False
12. Hong Kong was 1 of 2 colonies the British had in China in 1921.
True
False
13. The last British colony was released in 1999.
True
False
14. The first British Colony in Africa to gain independence was Ghana.
True
False
15. The British Empire was an empire that lasted for 390 years. (From the first colonial establishment to the independence of the last)
True
False
11 Comments
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Level 62
Feb 6, 2021
Hong Kong never gained independence
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Level 62
Jul 3, 2021
Well, in this case, I mean separating from the British Empire, but I will change it anyway.
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Level 60
Feb 6, 2021
Number 5, 7 and 14 are false.
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Level 62
Feb 7, 2021
Firstly, number 5 is put as false already. And also I have now changed number 7 and 14 so they are now false.
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Level 60
Feb 7, 2021
I'm saying like 5 is true, 7 and 14 are false.
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Level 60
Feb 7, 2021
Just from 1918-1922
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Level 62
Feb 7, 2021
oh ok. I get your point.
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Level 54
Feb 10, 2021
Nice Quiz! 5 stars!
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 37
Aug 31, 2021
Great quiz! Nominated!!!
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Level 62
Aug 31, 2021
Thanks so much!!