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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. An independent state whose citizens are bound by a common cultural identity






2. A Muslim ruler






3. An economic system based on private ownership in order to produce profits - prices are based on supply and demand






4. In medieval Europe - the practice of charging interest






5. Magnificent Eastern Orthodox Church constructed in Constantinople by the emperor Justinian






6. Government in the hands of the wealthy or the nobility






7. The movement of people from rural to urban areas






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






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






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






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






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






13. Ancient Chinese class of scholars






14. Stone pillar that was the characteristic architectural structure of Aksum






15. A traditional form of Islam that supported the election of only the family members of Muhammad






16. A former colonial territory that is supervised by another country during its translation to an independent nation






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






18. Statement issued by Britain's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in 1917 favoring the establishment of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine.






19. Philosophy that holds that life in itself has no meaning and that each person deiced the meaning of life for himself or herself






20. A member of the middle class in medieval Germany n. ()






21. 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






22. Describes a male-dominated society






23. The termination of slavery






24. Government in which citizens are ruled by elected representatives






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






26. A grant of land in the Spanish American colonies that carried with it the right to exploit the Native Americans living on the land






27. The study of humans as a species






28. In 1949 defense alliance initiated the the US - Canada and then nations of western Europe






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






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






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






32. The trans-Atlantic route of slaves from Africa to the Americas






33. South Africans of Dutch decent who were farmers






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






35. The study of cultures through examination of their artifacts






36. The change from hunting and gathering to agriculture






37. A culture characterizes by advance cites - specialized workers - complex institutions - a system of writing or alternate form of record keeping - and advanced technology






38. Ancient Japanese religion centered around the veneration of ancestors and spirits of nature






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






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






41. 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






42. The theory of the greek astronomer Ptolemy - stating that the earth was the center of the universe






43. The U.S. plan to develop an atomic bomb






44. A political movement that emphasizes extreme nationalism and loyalty to the sate and features one-party rule by an authoritarian ruler






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






46. 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






47. A mid-19th century artistic movement that reacted against realism by portraying subjects as they appeared to the artist at a given moment in time






48. Marriage to more than one wife






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






50. Ancient Egyptian picture writing