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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. 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

2. 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.

3. The English Parliament drove out an absolute monarch and replaced him with two constitutional monarch's William and Mary. 1688 - change of who is in power without bloodshed. Established the supremacy of Parliment.

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

5. The first religion of Japan - 'The way of the Gods.' Shinto celebrates the mysteries and unforeseen forces of nature. Animistic. According to Shinto beliefs - divine spirits called kami are associated with the awesome forces of nature - such as rushi

6. 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

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

8. Oliver Cromwell ruled as a dictator and abolished the monarchy and the House of Lords.

9. The idea that the government should not play an active role in regulating the economy.

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

11. A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula

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

13. Overthrew the Umayyad but one escaped

14. Clan of Quraysh that dominated politics and commercial economy of Mecca; clan later able to establish dynasty as rulers of Islam

15. A system of philosophical and religious doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism

16. A flat - dry grassland with trees and bushes

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

18. 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

19. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible in 1584 - Russia experienced a period of weakness and disorder known as the Time of Troubles. Hoping to restore order - an assembly of nobles elected Michael Romanov to be the next czar. The Romanov Dynasty ru

20. 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

21. 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.

22. French Protestants who suffered persecution. Many left Europe for America to find religious freedom

23. Crused by the House of Lancaster

24. 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.

25. A period in European history - between about 1000 AD and 1500 AD - when the power of kings - people of high rank and the Christian Church was strong

26. 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

27. The Christian name for Saul who had been a persecutor of Christians before conversion. - Was responsible for the spread of Christian theology & the resulting response from the Roman Empire.

28. Document written in 1215 which limited the power of the King and established the principle of limited government and the fundamental rights of English citizens. The document also introduced such fundamental rights as trial by jury and due process of

29. 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

30. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279

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. 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.

33. A philosophical and theological system - associated with Thomas Aquinas - devised to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy and Roman Catholic theology in the thirteenth century. (p. 408)

34. Most illustrious sultan of the Mughal Empire in India (r. 1556-1605). He expanded the empire and pursued a policy of conciliation with Hindus. (p. 536)

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

36. 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

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

38. The rise of Islam

39. 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.

40. The revolutionary socialism of ____________ advocated a violent overthrow of the present economic system - History was seen as a class struggle between the exploiters (bourgeoisie) and the exploited (proletariat)

41. 1822 ended the congress system & allowed European powers to be guided by self - interest.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Forceful seizure of governmental power

45. 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

46. 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.

47. 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

48. 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.

49. Gave all property to the eldest son. Led many younger sons of the gentry to seek their fortunes in exploration and colonization.

50. 16th century religious movement led by Martin Luther that sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church and led to the formation of Protestantism