• 1.  In 1831, Cyrus McCormick invented the first mechanical reaper. What was its most Important advantage?

  • In could harvest 50 acres of wheat
  • 500 acres of wheat could be harvested in two weeks
  • It could cut grass on large areas
  • It could prepare the ground for cultivation
  • 2.  What did the settlers of the Great Plains realise after the 1930s?

  • Using older methods of cultivation were better than modern machines
  • Competition with other countries was not healthy
  • They had to respect the ecological conditions of each region
  • None of the above
  • 3.  In 1839, who was sent by the Emperor to Canton as a Special Commissioner to stop the opium trade?

  • I-tsing
  • Lin Ze-xu
  • Lao-Tsu
  • None of the above
  • 4.  What did the enclosure imply?

  • It meant green fields
  • Piece of land enclosed from all sides
  • It meant open fields
  • Vast area of marshy land
  • 5.  Opium was exported from India to:

  • China
  • Rome
  • U.K.
  • Portugal
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