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SAT Subject Test: World History

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1. The five duties required of all Muslims: faith -prayer -alms -fasting during Ramadan - and the hajj

2. A method of measuring the amount of radiocarbon in fossilized material

3. Large estate in ancient Rome

4. An artistic movement in the early 20th century that produces works that were meaningless and whimsical ()

5. A Roman Catholic council convened in 1545 to examine the Church's teachings

6. Marriage to more than one wife

7. Campaign carried out bu the Chinese Red Guards between 1966 and 1976 with the goal of revitalizing the Chinese Communist Party and consolidating Mao's leadership

8. The belief in one god

9. The branch of Islam that supported the authority of the earliest caliphs

10. Hitler's systematic elimination of the Jews and other populations he considered inferior

11. A Roman Catholic Church court especially powerful in Spain and Italy during the Counter- reformation

12. The study of humans as a species

13. Offering concessions to an aggressive ruler or nation in order to avoid conflict and/or war

14. A 1948 statement in which the United Nations declared that all human beings have rights to life - liberty - and security.

15. A German emperor

16. Military slave who fought in the armies of the Abbasides

17. The Jewish day of atonement

18. An agreement; in the Hebrew religion - the relationship between the people and their GOD

19. The use of passive resistance - or public refusal to obey a law that is perceived to be unjust

20. Russian Parliament

21. Periodic migration in order to locate grazing lands from domesticated herds

22. Also called the Jesuits - an organization founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola to promote education - establish missions - and stop the spread of Protestantism

23. Babylonian legal code that established governmental responsibility for criminal justice

24. A Persian king

25. A series of demonstration - boycotts - and violent attacks employed by Palestinians from 1987 onward to attract would attention to their desire for a Palestine homeland

26. The production of manufactured goods in the homes of workers

27. A government characterized by the rule of only one party whose beliefs support the welfare of the sate above all else

28. An artistic movement in which paintings are characterized by a dreamlike quality

29. A replacement for the encomienda system which allowed for the payment of wages to Native American workings in the Spanish American colonies

30. Beginning the the 15th century - the exchange of plants livestock - disease - and slaves between the eastern and western hemispheres

31. Letter of credit issued by Islamic banks; forerunner of modern checks

32. A campaign of violence against Jewish settlements in Russia in the late 19th century

33. A form of warfare in which opposing armies dig parallel trenches from which they engage in combat - used in WWI

34. Economic system in which decisions are in the hands of the government rather than the consumer.

35. Term referring to those in French Legislative Assembly whose stand on political issues was neither radical nor conservative

36. Objects shaped by humans

37. Seasonal wind used by mariners to navigate the Indian Ocean

38. One who disagrees; a dissenter

39. In ancient Greece - a ruler who seized power and ruled with the sole authority

40. The period in European history from about 1300 to 1600 in which a return to classical themes dominated art - literature - and education

41. Thinking man; the species to which modern humans belong

42. Ancient and medieval trade routes that linked china to the Mediterranean world

43. A cooling of Cold War tensions - initiated during the administrations of U.S. President Nation and Soviet Premier Brezhnev

44. Goals issued by China's Deng Xiaoping that included changes in industry - agriculture - defense - and science and technology

45. An administration in which voters decide on issues themselves rather than through representatives

46. A compilation of Roman laws - legal treatises - and Byzantine laws passed after 534 that were codifies by the emperor Justinian

47. In Buddhism - a state of perfect peace

48. An independent state whose citizens are bound by a common cultural identity

49. Triangular sail that permitted greater control of ships

50. Chinese concept of balance in nature represented by male assertiveness and female submission