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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Began with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. It emphasized the Holy Bible as the word of God.






2. The rise of Islam






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






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






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






6. 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.






7. The art of ancient Greece and Rome - in which harmony - order - and proportion were emphasized






8. 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






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






10. The Roman Catholic Church responding to the protestantism by starting their own movement -- they stopped selling indulgences and started 'Society of Jesus' or Jesuit missionaries to spread Catholic ideas.






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






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






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






14. Occupied western Asia Minor (500s B.C.) - Their culture reached its zenith under King Croesus (Golden King) - Were responsible for the first coinage of money






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






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






17. A lesser used title for the English Civil War.






18. 1830s movement in architecture when buildings in the Gothic (high medieval) style became popular. It was in this period that the British Parliament building was built. This was the architectural manifestation of Romanticism. Where the Enlightenment h






19. A more militaristic civilization then Minoans - they traded and raided - turning on their Minoan teachers - helping to destroy Crete.






20. Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians (280-337)






21. Roman expansion resulted in a world republic. Emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranian.






22. These people united and ruled most of India. After Babur invaded India - Akbar became the main ruler of this kind. They were great builders Taj Mahal - but their empire declined quickly (by 1750).






23. Renaissance writer; formerly a politician - wrote The Prince - a work on ethics and government - describing how rulers maintain power by methods that ignore right or wrong; accepted the philosophy that 'the end justifies the means.'






24. This was the letter Martin Luther wrote to Archbishop Albert which explained that indulgences undermined the seriousness of the sacrament of penance.






25. 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.






26. A Mongolian general and emperor of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries - known for his military leadership and great cruelty. He conquered vast portions of northern China and southwestern Asia.






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






28. 800-1300 developed in the Southwest & the Anasazis were skilled builders & sophisticated farmers. Example Mesa Verde Cliff houses






29. (1776-1834) Theorized that population growth would far outstrip food production






30. Area along the central west coast of Asia Minor colonized by settlers from mainland Greece from about 1000 BC. Ionian Greeks - including Homer - played a central role in the early development of Greek history and literature following the Dark Ages. B






31. 2000-1200 B.C. conquered much of Asia Minor & northern Mesopotamia; a major contribution included the invention of iron smelting - which revolutionized warfare.






32. 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






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






34. 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






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






36. An assembly of high church officials summoned by the Catholic Church to clarify doctrine and address reform in response to the challenges raised by the Protestant Reformation.






37. 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






38. A center for civilizations which flourished in the 2nd and 3rd millenniums BC






39. A flat - dry grassland with trees and bushes






40. 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.






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






42. An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds






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






44. 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.






45. This was the French law put in place by Napoleon. It promoted equality before the law - toleration of all religions - and outlawing serfdom and feudalism. It also took away women's rights and outlawed trade unions and strikes.






46. 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






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






49. A military dictatorship in Japan headed by the shoguns from 1185 to 133. It was based in Kamakura which was the capital of the shogunate.






50. First Bourbon king - most important kings in French history - rise to power ended French Civil Wars - gradual course to absolutism - politique - converted to Catholicism to gain loyalty of Paris