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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
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1. Russian emperor

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

3. An almost treeless flat grassland stretching across central Asia and eastern Europe

4. A bone or shell used by Chinese to determine the will of goals

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

6. An object shaped by humans

7. A period of violence in Russia between 1598 and the choice of Mikhail Romanov as czar in 1613

8. Members of the same ruling family maintaining control of their country's government for several generations

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

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

11. Describes a male-dominated society

12. A painting done on wet plaster that was typical of the art of the Greeks and Romans of the European Renaissance

13. Soviet reform initiated in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev by which the political system was moderated to allow votes to choose from a slate of candidates

14. An economic system in which the means of production belong to the public and are operated for the common welfare

15. The belief of absolute monarchs that they were granted their right to rule from God

16. 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

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

18. Ancient underground irrigation system used in Southwest Asia and China

19. A lavish community of the rulers of Ming China - forbidden to commoners

20. Large farms owned by the government in which profits are shared by all farmers

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

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

23. Hindu god portrayed as both creator and destroyer

24. An economic system to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests.

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

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

27. Government controlled by religious rulers or by a ruler considered divine

28. A 20th century style of music developed primarily by African American musicians

29. Russian Marxist group who desired radical change carried out by a small group of extremely committed revolutionaries

30. A temporary alliance of a number of small political parties

31. The Hebrew name for God

32. A ritualized bow required of all visitors to the Chinese court

33. Measures radioactivity released from electrons in heated flint and clay allowing for dating of objects made from these two materials

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

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

36. The right of a dynasty to rule

37. 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

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

39. The French assembly (1200s-1789) made up of clergy - nobles - and the common people

40. Japanese name for the areas it occupied during World War II

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

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

43. South Africans of Dutch decent who were farmers

44. The study of cultures through the examination of artifacts

45. Hellenistic philosophy calling for a return to simplicity and a rejection of materialism -;;

46. Those factors essential to initialization: land - labor - capital - and entrepreneurship

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

48. Theory proposed by Elbert Einstein which stated that the measurement of motion varies relative to a specific observer and that a small amount of mass can be converted into a vast amount of energy

49. Greek idea of balance - moderation - and proportion

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