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Global Words You Should Know

Subjects : literacy, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. A subdivision of a larger religious group - A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination






2. Kept from public knowledge by various means; held back






3. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






4. Related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle






5. Philosophy






6. Lower in rank or position - secondary; one Who is in a lower position or under the orders of someone else;






7. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






8. Multiple ethnic or religious groups existing in the same area






9. Relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother






10. A god or goddess






11. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






12. A remote and undeveloped area






13. To move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry






14. Castrated males - originally in charge of protection of the ruler's concubines. Eventually had major roles in government - especially in China.






15. Believers - followers






16. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






17. Incapable of being avoided or prevented - bound to happen






18. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






19. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the those of the Roman Catholic Church






20. Belief in government run by religious leaders






21. Divide society into social classes or castes; to arrange in layers






22. Death rate






23. Open disrespect for a person or thing - look down on with disdain






24. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






25. Devotion and reverence to God






26. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant; mix together different elements






27. Centered on a specific ethnic group - usually one's own






28. Philosophy






29. Related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle






30. (n) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action






31. Having superior power and influence






32. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






33. Independence; self-determination - political independence






34. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers






35. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






36. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






37. Living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household






38. Believers - followers






39. A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.






40. Native to a certain area






41. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






42. To give up power






43. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






44. A person who believes in the equality of all people






45. Mistress






46. Kept from public knowledge by various means; held back






47. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






48. To wipe out; to destroy






49. Incapable of being avoided or prevented - bound to happen






50. Natural - inborn