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Completamento aperto,
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Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
The later years of Queen Victoria’s reign
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The Liberal and Conservative Parties
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: After the tragic death of Queen Victoria, there was a regrouping of the parties.
B: The Liberal Party included the Whigs, some radicals and many businessmen.
C: The Conservative Party's leader was William Gladstone.
D: In the 1870s the Conservative Party was led by Benjamin Disraeli.
E: The Liberal Party represented an evolution of the Tories.
F: The Liberal Party acquired this name in the 1860s.
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Last years of Queen Victoria's reign: key ideas
Tick the words or phrases related to the last years of Queen Victoria's reign.
A: Sanitation.
B: Education.
C: Jingoism.
D: Global hegemony.
E: Economic crisis.
F: Protectionism.
G: Instability.
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Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone
The following features relate either to Benjamin Disraeli or to William Gladstone. Choose the correct alternative.
A: ………………… extended the right to vote to working-class householders.
B: ………………… introduced a law allowing local authorities to redevelop the slums and provide houses for the poor.
C: ………………… promoted the purchase of shares in the Suez Canal Company.
D: ………………… was Prime Minister four times.
E: ………………… introduced important reforms in the field of education.
F: ………………… tried to get Parliament to pass a bill for Irish Home Rule.
G: ………………… first became Prime Minister in 1868.
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Reforms passed by Disraeli and Gladstone
Match the laws below with their correct dates.

1. The Artisans' and Labourers' Dwellings Act: ________
2. The Education Act: ________
3. The Factory Act: ________
4. The Ballot Act: ________
5. The Trade Union Act: ________
6. The Public Health Act: ________
7. The Third Reform Act: ________
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Britain's foreign policy
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

Britain achieved global hegemony thanks to its political power and its economic control. In the united areas of Asia, North America and Africa in particular the British Empire managed to have a strong influence without political intervention. In South Africa, where the British already had two generals, war broke out when Britain conquered the republic of Orange, controlled by the Boers. The Anglo-Boer Wars started in 1880 and were won by the Boers in 1902.
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The British Empire
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The vast British Empire was getting increasingly difficult to control in the ________ 19th century.
2. There was a sense of duty both to spread Christian civilisation and to promote international ________.
3. In ________ Queen Victoria was appointed ________ of India, a country that was very important from an economic and strategic point of view.
4. Before becoming an English colony, India was directly ruled by the East India ________ in the north, the centre and the south-east.
5. The new imperial government, based on free market economics, ruined traditional ________ and led to the deindustrialisation of India, which began to import goods like cotton from England.
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Victorian urban society and women
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

During the later years of Victorian reign there was a ________ consumer boom. Victorian cities were characterised by ________ buildings, such as railway stations, libraries, museums, schools and hospitals. Women from the ________ classes found their place in public life, campaigning against prostitution and volunteering in ________. Education was not a ________ privilege anymore thanks to the opening of the first women's colleges in the 1870s. Moreover, in 1882 ________ women were given the right to manage their own property.
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Social Darwinism
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Spencer's theory of Social Darwinism
A: was based on Darwin's theory of evolution.
B: was developed in the 1870s.
C: maintained that races, nations and social classes were subject to the same laws as biological species.
D: opposed the principle of the 'survival of the fittest'.
E: claimed that the poor deserved compassion.
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Late Victorian thinkers
Match the correct name to the information.

1. In his three-volume work he protested against the damage caused by industrialism to man and the environment: ________
2. He started a firm dedicated to the production of craft-made furniture: ________
3. He was an art critic who took a stand against the inhumanity of industrialisation: ________
4. He founded the Fabian Society together with his wife Beatrice: ________
5. He was one of the first members of the Fabian Society: ________
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Socialist ideas and patriotism
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Sidney and Beatrice Webb founded the Fabian Society, a dangerous racist group.
B: The Fabian Society's members believed that a socialist state was only achievable through revolution.
C: The Independent Labour Party was a non-Marxist socialist party.
D: The new socialist groups excluded both young workers and intellectuals.
E: Patriotism in late 19th-century England was linked to ideas of racial superiority.
F: The British claimed to be chosen by God to spread their superior way of life through the whole world.
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