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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. 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

2. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279

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

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

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

6. Venetian merchant and traveler. His accounts of his travels to China offered Europeans a firsthand view of Asian lands and stimulated interest in Asian trade.

7. 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.

8. ...The House of Lords mainly consist of the peers and the people that have inherited their money. This House of Parliament has slowly lost its power to influence the system of government over the years.

9. 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.'

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

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. 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

14. 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.

15. King of the Franks who conquered much of Western Europe - great patron of literature and learning

16. The term for The Univeral Soul in Hinduism.

17. Officially recognized Lutherism but allowed Catholic Priests to support Catholicism.

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

19. Established the first lasting monotheism - Saul established the first kingdom in Palestine (c. 1030-1010 B.C.) - After the death of Solomon (922 B.C.) - the Hebrews were divided into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah) - Disunity and conquest resulted in

20. 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.

21. 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

22. The French version of the American Declaration

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

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

25. African Civilization developed here

26. 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.

27. 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

28. A flat - dry grassland with trees and bushes

29. 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

30. 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

31. Western Europe no longer united by religion - Weakens power and influence of the Catholic Church The power of states was strenthened as was the middle class. Encourages education - people encouraged to read the bible and interpret it individually

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

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. Greek city - state that was ruled by an oligarchy - focused on military - used slaves for agriculture - discouraged the arts. Developed a totalitarian and militaristic state dependent on slave labor.

37. Concerning farms - farmers - or agriculture and the use of land.

38. 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

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

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

41. The first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings

42. 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

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

44. King of England - Scotland - and Ireland (1625-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649

45. 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.

46. The revolution that began in 1789 - overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges - and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.

47. The Heian Era commenced in 794 - and was a time when Japan gradually stopped imitating China - developing into a distinct new culture. The new culture mixed both Chinese and Japanese cultures - combining the faiths of China - Shintoism - and Buddhism

48. A city established as the new eastern capital of the roman empire by the emperor constantine in a.d. 330 that is now called istanbul

49. Mass production of goods and the rise of the factory system. From Rural to Urban centers. The division of society into defined calsses propertied and unpropertied. The development of modern Capitalism.

50. 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.