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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. 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