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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. Elected consul of rome in 59 bc. Genius with military strategy. Governed as an absolute ruler. Was assassinated in the senate chamber.






2. 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






3. This queen of England chose a religion between the Puritans and Catholics and required her subjects to attend church or face a fine. She also required uniformity and conformity to the Church of England






4. Roman laws - justice system - court system; language(Latin); Pax Roman a long period of peace that enabled free travel and trade Building Construction - engineering and road construction. architecture - literature - art - sculpture and the humanites.






5. 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.






6. Dynasty often referred to as China's Golden age that reigned during 618 - 907 AD; China expands from Vietnam to Manchuria






7. A people of this name is mentioned as early as the records of the Tang Empire - living as nomads in northern Eurasia. After 1206 they established an enormous empire under Genghis Khan - linking western and eastern Eurasia.






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






9. 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






10. The scientific revolution brought about new mechanical inventions - The availability of investment capital and the rise of the middle class provided an economic base - Geographic and social conditions in England favored industrialization:






11. African Civilization developed here






12. A kingdom of the West African rain forest






13. A Bantu language with Arabic words spoken along the East African coast






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






15. It's geographic proximity to the Arabs - Slave - and Turks all of whom were becoming more powerful. The loss of commercial dominace over the Italians. Reliogious contraversy with west and a split with the Roman Catholic Church. The sack of the fourth






16. 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)






17. King Louis XIII was a weak ruler and Richelieu filled the void - more or less running the empire via his advice to the king. A clever politician and strategist - Richelieu expanded royal power - punished dissent harshly - and built France into a grea






18. Developed their own language - a sophisticated systemof writing - literature and poetry - with great emphasis on a love of nature - beauty - and good manners.






19. 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.






20. An advanced civilization that developed on the island of Crete around 2500 BCE based its prosperity






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






22. Religious movement founded by John Calvin - based on the doctrine of predestination.






23. Crused by the House of Lancaster






24. A new group of nomads that drove the tang armies out of central Asia and took control of the silk roads. because of this chinas economy was damaged






25. 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






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






27. 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






28. 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.






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






30. Democracy - Drama - Art - Architecture - Philosophy - Sculpting - Performing Arts - Philosphical Schools - Scientific Method.






31. The basis of a court system for justice. The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts - applying their common sense and knowledge of legal precedent to the facts before them.






32. Ended the Thirty Years War. 1. Recognized independent authority of German princes. 2. Allowed France to intervene in German affairs. 3. Pope couldn't participate in German religious affiars.






33. Were skilled farmers & flourished in the Ohio & Mississippi Valleys (200BC to 400AD).






34. This group from the east of Mali built up an army and extended their territory to the large bend in the Niger River near Gao whic became the capital of their empire.






35. Powerful city in Ancient Greece that was a leader in arts - sciences - philosophy - democracy and architecture.






36. 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






37. 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.






38. 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.






39. The collection of Papal states directly under the control of the Pope. Included lands in Italy - Germany - France - Spain - and England.






40. Reality consists of ideas that exist in the mind - independant of sensory powers of perception.






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






42. 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.






43. The meeting of representatives from each of the nations in the Quadruple Alliance. Its purpose was to draft a peace settlement by redrawing Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleonic France. It succeeded in constructing a settlement that w






44. The Hitties - the Assyrians - Chaldeans - and the Phoenicians. Centralized Government and advancements in algebra and geometry.






45. Took over Turkey from the Byzantine Empire and strived to expand its borders into Eastern Europe - mainly fighting the Holy Roman Empire and its various princes throughout the Middle Ages. Constanople the center. Over time it started to shrink and gr






46. River that provided for the needs of Ancient Egyptians and made their great civilization possible. Agriculture was the bases of the Egyptian Society.






47. 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






48. DominateTurkish group control caliphate






49. 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






50. An economic system based on the manor and lands including a village and surrounding acreage which were administered by a lord. It developed during the Middle Ages to increase agricultural production.