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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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

2. The economic and social system of medieval europe - lords recieved land from the King in exchane for loyalty and serfs worked the land for the lords in exchange for protection.

3. 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.

4. A government in which power is in the hands of a few people -- especially one in which rule is based upon wealth.

5. Constituted of a mixed government including consuls - a senate - tribune - assembly of the tribes - ...

6. French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment - often attacking injustice and intolerance

7. Flourishing trade - medical encyclopedia - library - Algebra - spices - silks - perfumes - porcelain - textile goods

8. 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.

9. The battle that took place in 1066 - in which William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson fought for control of Normandy?

10. The great rebirth of acrt - literature - and learning in the 14th - 15th - and 16th centuries which marked the transition from the medieval to modern periods of European history. - A new way of thinking. Which laed to future reforms for the catholic

11. The most of the power lies on the shoulders of the House of the Commons. The Commons is elected by the people. The commons grant money - and is the law- making body in the british government.The commons pick the Prime Minister.

12. The change from an agricultural to an industrial society and from home manufacturing to factory production - especially the one that took place in England from about 1750 to about 1850.

13. A collection of laws covering crimes - farming - business activities - and marriage and family. Many of the punishments were cruel - but the code was an important step in the development of a justice system

14. This war was between Aristocrats and Nobles. The Nobles wanted to control the throne so the first Tudor King - Henry VII took the throne in 1485. He abolished the Noble's private armies.

15. 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

16. 17th century Europe - elaborate and detailed artwork - drama - tension - exuberance - and grandeur in sculpture - painting - literature - and music

17. 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

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

19. Provided land in exchange for personal service to the King.

20. The conqueror who united the peoples of Greece - Egypt - Persia and Indus River Valley into an empire by conquering them.

21. 800-1300 developed in the Southwest & the Anasazis were skilled builders & sophisticated farmers. Example Mesa Verde Cliff houses

22. 16th century religious movement led by Martin Luther that sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church and led to the formation of Protestantism

23. The separation of people into different social groups like lower class - upper class. Clergy & nobility were the privileged class - peasants and artisans wer the work force and serfs were tied to the land.

24. 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.

25. 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

26. The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self - realization through reason

27. Creators of the Mesopotamia civiliztion. Large scale irrigation projects - advanced system of mathematics and the invention of the wheel.

28. Members of the Society of Jesus which became most well known for their work in education of Catholics in Europe. They were devoted to preaching - educating the young - fighting against heresy - serving the Pope - and caring for the needy.

29. Following the Hundred Years' war - civil war broke out between these two rival branches of the English royal Family - Lancaster claimed the throne of England when the Hundred Year finally ended

30. A style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD

31. A war that occurred between 1618 and 1648; it was mainly a civil war in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire over religious and political issues; it also involved the countries of Spain - France - Denmark - and Sweden

32. 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.

33. An extremely dry area with little water and few plants

34. Was divided into the patricians (propertied class) - plebeians (main body of Roman citizens) - and slaves.

35. 2000-1200 B.C. conquered much of Asia Minor & northern Mesopotamia; a major contribution included the invention of iron smelting - which revolutionized warfare.

36. Greek language and cultural accomplishments preserved. Center for world trade and exchange of culture. It spread civilization to all of eastern Europe. It preserved the Eastern Church which converted Slavic people to Christianity. Its economic streng

37. African Civilization developed here

38. Empire created by indigenous Muslims in western Sudan of West Africa from the thirteenth to fifteenth century. It was famous for its role in the trans - Saharan gold trade.

39. Athens vs Sparta - Sparta won but both were devastated unable to unite Greed city - states.

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

41. Revival of a classical style in art or literature or architecture or music but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

42. Several have inland as well as coastal deltas - Nile flows northward . Niger - Nile - Congo - Zambezi And were important to Africa's economic history.

43. A warlike monotheistic civilization that spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and were constantly at war. They are known for their brilliant arabesques and gorgeous craftsmanship

44. 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.

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

46. 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

47. Old Kingdom (massive pyramids) - Middle kingdom - New kingdom (gets agressive)

48. A book written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that describes the new political system of scientific socialism - which becomes the basis for communism. The book states that all of human history is based on the conflict between the bourgeoisie (thos

49. 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.

50. 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