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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. 800-1300 developed in the Southwest & the Anasazis were skilled builders & sophisticated farmers. Example Mesa Verde Cliff houses

2. Renewal in trade/ growth in economy. No more manorialism. Expanded the social class and a true middle class emerged. Introduced banking and the Guild system.

3. The Christian name for Saul who had been a persecutor of Christians before conversion. - Was responsible for the spread of Christian theology & the resulting response from the Roman Empire.

4. Wars which - in the century after the death of Muhammed in 632 - created an empire stretching from Spain to the Indus Valley.

5. A kingdom of the West African rain forest

6. The seven - and - a - half century long process by which Christians reconquered the Iberian peninsula modern Portugal and Spain from the Muslim and Moorish states of Al -

7. A style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD

8. Were skilled farmers & flourished in the Ohio & Mississippi Valleys (200BC to 400AD).

9. Area along the central west coast of Asia Minor colonized by settlers from mainland Greece from about 1000 BC. Ionian Greeks - including Homer - played a central role in the early development of Greek history and literature following the Dark Ages. B

10. Western Europe no longer united by religion - Weakens power and influence of the Catholic Church The power of states was strenthened as was the middle class. Encourages education - people encouraged to read the bible and interpret it individually

11. Clan of Quraysh that dominated politics and commercial economy of Mecca; clan later able to establish dynasty as rulers of Islam

12. Russian tsar. He enthusiastically introduced Western languages - culture - and technologies to the Russian elite - moving the capital from Moscow to the new city of St. Petersburg. (p. 552)

13. Democracy - Drama - Art - Architecture - Philosophy - Sculpting - Performing Arts - Philosphical Schools - Scientific Method.

14. A book written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that describes the new political system of scientific socialism - which becomes the basis for communism. The book states that all of human history is based on the conflict between the bourgeoisie (thos

15. A military dictatorship in Japan headed by the shoguns from 1185 to 133. It was based in Kamakura which was the capital of the shogunate.

16. The economic and social system of medieval europe - lords recieved land from the King in exchane for loyalty and serfs worked the land for the lords in exchange for protection.

17. Concerning farms - farmers - or agriculture and the use of land.

18. Established Capeatian rule in France - put to throne because of his weakness; made throne hereditary; Capetians had an unbroken succession for 300 years; effective beauracracy

19. Forceful seizure of governmental power

20. 2000-1200 B.C. conquered much of Asia Minor & northern Mesopotamia; a major contribution included the invention of iron smelting - which revolutionized warfare.

21. Political system in which a ruler holds total power. The ruler has total control and final say over their people.

22. The middle class - including merchants - industrialists - and professional people

23. The Heian Era commenced in 794 - and was a time when Japan gradually stopped imitating China - developing into a distinct new culture. The new culture mixed both Chinese and Japanese cultures - combining the faiths of China - Shintoism - and Buddhism

24. A system of philosophical and religious doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism

25. Conquered the Mycenaeans - illiterate - cause the Dark Age of violence and instability

26. The term for The Univeral Soul in Hinduism.

27. Began with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. It emphasized the Holy Bible as the word of God.

28. An economic system based on the manor and lands including a village and surrounding acreage which were administered by a lord. It developed during the Middle Ages to increase agricultural production.

29. The separation of people into different social groups like lower class - upper class. Clergy & nobility were the privileged class - peasants and artisans wer the work force and serfs were tied to the land.

30. The scientific revolution brought about new mechanical inventions - The availability of investment capital and the rise of the middle class provided an economic base - Geographic and social conditions in England favored industrialization:

31. This war was between Aristocrats and Nobles. The Nobles wanted to control the throne so the first Tudor King - Henry VII took the throne in 1485. He abolished the Noble's private armies.

32. A philosophical and theological system - associated with Thomas Aquinas - devised to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy and Roman Catholic theology in the thirteenth century. (p. 408)

33. Known as knights of feudal Japan and retainers of the daimyo. This aristocratic warrior class arose during the 12th - century wars between the Taira and Minamoto clans and was consolidated in the Tokugawa period. They were privileged to wear two swor

34. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible in 1584 - Russia experienced a period of weakness and disorder known as the Time of Troubles. Hoping to restore order - an assembly of nobles elected Michael Romanov to be the next czar. The Romanov Dynasty ru

35. The Founder of Islam. Muslims believe that Mohammad was God's last Prophet and that he received the word of God from the angel Gabriel.

36. Flourishing trade - medical encyclopedia - library - Algebra - spices - silks - perfumes - porcelain - textile goods

37. The classical economists advanced the theory of laissez faire

38. Several have inland as well as coastal deltas - Nile flows northward . Niger - Nile - Congo - Zambezi And were important to Africa's economic history.

39. Became the first explorers - traders - and colonizers of the ancient world; their civilization reached its peak in 1000 B.C. - Greatest seafaring civilization in the ancient world - Developed extensive trade networks throughout the Mediterranean and

40. Te monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran

41. The name given to Medieval Europe due to its lack of cultural - societal - intellectual - political and economic progress

42. Ended the Thirty Years War. 1. Recognized independent authority of German princes. 2. Allowed France to intervene in German affairs. 3. Pope couldn't participate in German religious affiars.

43. The Roman Catholic Church responding to the protestantism by starting their own movement -- they stopped selling indulgences and started 'Society of Jesus' or Jesuit missionaries to spread Catholic ideas.

44. Characterized by moving about from place to place as nomads

45. This was the 2nd law passed by Parliament for King Henry VIII. It said that King Henry VIII was the only supreme head of the Church of England - and this church was formed from this act.

46. English military - political - and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator.

47. Overthrew the Umayyad but one escaped

48. A major dynasty that ruled China from the mid - fourteenth to the mid - seventeenth century.The ousted the Mongols. It was marked by a great expansion of Chinese commerce into East Africa - the Middle East - and Southeast Asia

49. Caused by a continuing power struggle with the Pope.

50. Oliver Cromwell ruled as a dictator and abolished the monarchy and the House of Lords.