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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
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1. A road developed by Scottish engineer John McAdam in which a pavement was created of small stones compacted together into layers

2. A South African policy in which the races were separated by law

3. French Protestants

4. Organization founded in 1921 by black Africans to campaign for their rights

5. Armies of soldiers in feudal Japan

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

7. Idea prevalent during the Cold War period that - if one nation fell to communism - neighboring nations would likewise fall

8. Large collective farm

9. A united nations- sponsored agency whose goals are to improve world health and assist countries in promoting family- planning programs

10. One of the four classes of society in Aryan India

11. Leading bishop pf the eastern orthodox church

12. A multitiered pyramid that served as a temple in Sumer

13. Hunting and gathering

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

15. Measures the amount of radiocarbon remaining in a fossil skeleton ( this reveals it age)

16. The movement of people from rural to urban areas

17. Also called star wars - a 1983 program launched by President Reagan to protect of the US against incoming enemy missiles

18. A trapezoid pyramid typical of architecture of pre- Columbia Mesoamerica and South America as well as early Polynesian societies

19. A method of dating flint and clay objects by measuring the amount of electrons released when the subject is heated

20. The Allied invasion of Normandy in the northwestern France on June 6th 1994

21. In medieval Europe - a privilege granted to a vassal in exchange for military service or agricultural labor

22. A blend some of the beliefs of Zoroastianism - Buddhism - and Christianity which held that life was a struggle between good and evil

23. An elected representative of the plebeians - who sat as a member of Tribal Assembly in republican Rome

24. The study of humans as a species

25. Form of drama developed by the Greeks that often satirizes a society

26. The German word for 'living space' a goal Hitler wished to attain by conquering Eastern Europe and Russia

27. In 19th century England - a voting districts without residents

28. Currently know and the Commonwealth of Nation - an association of nations whose members accept the British monarch as a symbolic head; most member nations were at one time associated wit the British empire or with another current member nation

29. The study of cultures through the examination of artifacts

30. A national legislature assembly

31. A business that was forerunner of the modern corporation in which investors pooled their resources and shared in the profits

32. The strategic narrow body of water between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara

33. A common European currency introduced in January 2002 by European Union

34. The wives and concubines of households in Africa - Arabia - or southwest Asia

35. The killing of unwanted wives in India by which the husband douses the wife with kerosene - sets her on fire - and then reports the incident as a cooking accident

36. The major of the palace; the most powerful person in Gaul by the early 18th century

37. A member of French Legislative Assembly who wanted immediate - drastic change in French government

38. A cold war term referring to developing nations nonaligned with either the Soviet union or US

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

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

41. A humanlike creature that walks upright

42. Code of conduct of the samurai class in feudal Japan that stressed self-discipline - bravery - and simple living

43. A region that is controlled by an outside power but is allowed to maintain its own government

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

45. A 1955 defense alliance organized by the Soviet Union - Czechoslovakia - Hungry - East Germany - Poland - Albania - Bulgaria - and Romania

46. An advocate of gradual political change

47. Peace plan for the post world war I world proposed by President Woodrow Wilson; its major points included the principle of self- determination and the establishment of an association of nations

48. The 19th and early 20th century application of the theories of Charles Darwin to social science in a effort to create the notion that some races were superior to others

49. A country dominated politically and economically by another nation - especially by the Soviet Union during the Cold War

50. Local council of peasants - laborers - and soldiers organized by Russian revolutionaries