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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. The classical economists advanced the theory of laissez faire

2. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279

3. A major dynasty that ruled China from the mid - fourteenth to the mid - seventeenth century.The ousted the Mongols. It was marked by a great expansion of Chinese commerce into East Africa - the Middle East - and Southeast Asia

4. The legaslative body of england (lawmaking) - two houses: house of lords and house of commons

5. Last of the mound - building cultures of North America; flourished between 800 and 1300 C.E.; featured large towns and ceremonial centers; lacked stone architecture of Central America.

6. A catalyst in the collapse of the Greek city - state alliance.

7. Among the most vigorous of the medieval emperors. Clashed with the pope over the appointment of the clergy. Known as 'the red beard' (r. 1152-1190). He attempted to conquer Lombardy (n. Italy) and unite the German princes - but the popes did not appr

8. King of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)

9. A series of military expeditions in the 11th - 12th - and 13th centuries by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims

10. Japanese ruling dynasty that strove to isolate it from foreign influences. shogunate started by Tokugawa Leyasu; 4 class system - warriors - farmers - artisans - merchants; Japan's ports were closed off; wanted to create their own culture; illegal to

11. A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians and was the center of community life.

12. Individual conviction of ones belief - The effeciency and organization of the the early church - Doctrines that stressed equality and immorality. The establishment of the Pope.

13. Created during kamakura era - In theory: Emperor's military chief of staff - In reality: Actual ruler of Japan

14. The system of ethics - education - and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples - stressing love for humanity - ancestor worship - reverence for parents - and harmony in thought and conduct.

15. Characterized by moving about from place to place as nomads

16. A German monk who became one of the most famous critics of the Roman Catholic Chruch. In 1517 - he wrote 95 theses - or statements of belief attacking the church practices.

17. Domination of the commercial trade routes controlled by Constintanople and a monopoly on the silk trade. Excellant use of diplonmacy to avoid invasions. Geographically distant from the tribes who sacked Rome. Codification of Roman Law. A forstress ci

18. Organization with midsize societies ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand people - with somewhat more power available to leaders.

19. A broad intellectual movement in 18th - century Europe that advocated the use of reason in the re - evaluation of accepted ideas. Also known as the Age of Reason.

20. Large powerful kingdom in East/Central africa. Controlled and taxed trade between the interior and coastal regions - Organized the flow of gold - ivory - slaves - forged alliances w/ local rulers & profited immensely from these transactions.

21. First emperor of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar's grand - nephew.

22. The class of modern wage laborers who having no means of production of their own - are reducing to selling their labor power in order to live

23. A war that broke out between the parliament supporters (roundheads) and the king's supporters (cavaliers). It ended with the execution of the king - Charles I

24. African state that developed along the upper reaches of the Nile circa 1000 B.C.E.; conquered Egypt and ruled it for several centuries. Important iron working center.

25. One of the largest military fleets in the history of warfare which was sent to attack England in 1588. The smaller English fleet was able to defeat the armada by using its ease of maneuverability and ended Spain's domination of the Atlantic Ocean and

26. Made up of art and culture - music/dance - storytelling and very Religious

27. Western name for the Chinese philosopher Kongzi (551-479 B.C.E.). His doctrine of duty and public service had a great influence on subsequent Chinese thought and served as a code of conduct for government officials.

28. Te monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran

29. The Founder of Islam. Muslims believe that Mohammad was God's last Prophet and that he received the word of God from the angel Gabriel.

30. Established the new Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar (605-538 B.C.)- Conquered Mesopotamia - Syria - and Palestine Developed astrology - astronomy - advanced government bureaucracy - and architectural achievements such as the Hanging Gardens of

31. They were polytheistic worshiping over 2000 gods and goddesses. They believed in the afterlife and that they would be judged for their life. They had sacred burials. Ruled by Pharoahs.

32. (1776-1834) Theorized that population growth would far outstrip food production

33. The Vikings built fast ships where they would ship men and cargo from their land to charlemagnes empire to pilage and plunder.

34. Religious pilgramages Improved farming methods - trade and commerce led to a high standard of living - Military expansion.

35. Divide and conquer - attack one enemy at a time - always ally with the weak power against the strong - then conquer both afterwards. Give conquered people a stake/citizenship in the empire - respect local religions and traditions. Demand loyalty and

36. Attempted to unify the entire Near East under one rule (500s B.C.) - Established an international government - Zoroastrianism - an ethical religion based on concepts of good and evil - Failed to conquer the Greeks; Persia was eventually conquered by

37. The Ashikaga Shogunate is the weakest of the three Japanese bakufu governments. Unlike its predecessor - the Kamakura Shogunate - or its successor - the - when Ashikaga Takauji established his bakufu he had little personal territories with which to

38. Englightenment - unequal tax system - bad harvests - debt - absolute monarchy - economic issues - inequitable class structure - disorganized legal system - no representation.

39. Overthrew the Umayyad but one escaped

40. Created an empire based on military superiority - conquest - and terrorism (911-550 B.C.) - Military techniques included siege warfare - intimidation - and the use of iron weapons. Created a centralized government - a postal service - an extensive li

41. Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China

42. The name given to Medieval Europe due to its lack of cultural - societal - intellectual - political and economic progress

43. A fundamental transformation in scientific ideas in physics - astronomy - and biology - in institutions supporting scientific investigation - and in the more widely held picture of the universe

44. Entered China and easily changed the Ming dynasty into the Qing dynasty since they were sinicized before - Established a Confucian government with six ministries - a censorate - and other Chinese institutions - Were segregated from the Chinese - Forb

45. The 'Theatre of politics.' The nobility were required to live there by Louis XIV - beautiful architecture and gardens. Symbol of French state and power

46. English military - political - and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator.

47. Wars which - in the century after the death of Muhammed in 632 - created an empire stretching from Spain to the Indus Valley.

48. Political system in which a ruler holds total power. The ruler has total control and final say over their people.

49. Military Genius of France - who later became a dictator and eventually overthrown. He sold the west land (Louisiana) to the United States for a very cheap price doubling the land of America.

50. The French version of the American Declaration