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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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