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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
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1. A movement in the 1700s in england in which wealthy landowners purchased the lands of smaller farmers or took control of common areas and then fenced off their larger land holdings

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

3. Imperial officials under Charlemagne's empire who had the duty of overseeing the records of the counts - or local rulers

4. A policy assuring that no one nation becomes powerful enough to threaten the status of another

5. According to Darwin;s theory of evolution - process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully; also called survival of the fittest

6. A nomadic people from central Asia who eventually settled in modern Hungary

7. A statement if the christian faith issued in 325 CE stating that Jesus was the same time fully human and fully divine

8. 'Southern apes' ; hominids who emerged about four million years ago in southern and eastern Africa and were the first to make stone tools

9. In Hinduism - a person's good or evil deeps while on earth

10. The power to prevent the execution of law

11. The period between 1250 and 1350 -in which the Mongols restored the security of trade over the Silk Roads between Europe and Asia

12. A government in which the monarch's power is limited by law

13. A blend of Confucianism and Buddhism that emphasized traditional Chinese values of self-discipline - family loyalty - and obedience to authority

14. The Enlightenment concept that government is based upon an agreement in which the people relinquish their rights to a ruler in order to receive the protection offered by law and order

15. One who disagrees; a dissenter

16. A floating plot of land created by the Aztecs to expand the agricultural capacity of Tenochtitlan

17. The four economically successful areas of Hong Kong - Singapore - South Korea - and Taiwan

18. In India - public isolation of women from non-family members

19. An untouchable of person whose status is below that of the Hindu castes

20. Triangular sail that permitted greater control of ships

21. The era of scientific thought in europe during which careful observation of the natural world was made - and accepted beliefs were questioned

22. A people whose religious philosophy blended Hinduism - Buddhism - and Sufism

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

24. International organization dedicated to investigating human rights violations and providing humanitarian aid

25. An Islamic fundamentalist group that gained control of Afghanistan in 1997

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

27. A follower of Jesus who helped spread his teachings -

28. Lenin's policy to improve the soviet economy by permitting small private businesses

29. An object shaped by humans

30. Great shrines of stone constructed to house relics of the Buddha

31. Territory under the dominion of the papacy

32. Describes a male-dominated society

33. A linguistic blend of Arabic and Hindi which is currently the official language of Pakistan

34. The study of humans as a species

35. The concept of Enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu that each branch of government be granted distinct powers that served to limit those of the other branches of the government

36. Agreement between the united states and the Philippines that granted the Filipinos war damages in exchange for the establishment of free trade between the Philippines and the United States

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

38. This theory stated that animals could evolve from other animals in order to adapt to their environments. This theory was not widely accepted for it could possibly account for humans which would defeat the whole purpose of creationism

39. A privilege that exempts foreign residents from the laws of the nation in which they are residing

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

41. The study of cultures through examination of their artifacts

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

43. Developed by Louis Pasteur - the process of destroying bacteria in milk and other liquids

44. US WWII strategy of seizing control of key islands of strategic importance around Japanese stronghold in the Pacific

45. A blend of Buddhism with some of the teachings of Daoism to form a faith dependent upon meditation and enlightenment

46. A reform program initiated by US president Franklin Roosevelt to restore the US economy during the great depression

47. Keys to right living in the Buddhist faith

48. A nomadic group from central Asia who undertook a mass migration toward the Roman empire in the 400s Ce

49. Pre- WWI pact amount Great Britain - France - and Russia

50. A monarch who claimed the right of complete authority over the government and the lives of his.her people