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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. 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.

2. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279

3. 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

4. The first great Christian philosopher. He was a sinner and did not believe but eventually was converted and he wrote CIty of God as well as Confession - he is also responsible for the doctrine of Original Sin

5. The change from an agricultural to an industrial society and from home manufacturing to factory production - especially the one that took place in England from about 1750 to about 1850.

6. A fundamental transformation in scientific ideas in physics - astronomy - and biology - in institutions supporting scientific investigation - and in the more widely held picture of the universe

7. Comprised the Tigris & Euphrates Valley - the Fertile Crescent - and The Nile Valley. They had the first system of independent states and writing. Architectural achievements are the ziggurat & pyramid. the first codification of law. the first lasting

8. Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China

9. Last of the mound - building cultures of North America; flourished between 800 and 1300 C.E.; featured large towns and ceremonial centers; lacked stone architecture of Central America.

10. An assembly of high church officials summoned by the Catholic Church to clarify doctrine and address reform in response to the challenges raised by the Protestant Reformation.

11. A more militaristic civilization then Minoans - they traded and raided - turning on their Minoan teachers - helping to destroy Crete.

12. The class of modern wage laborers who having no means of production of their own - are reducing to selling their labor power in order to live

13. Elected consul of rome in 59 bc. Genius with military strategy. Governed as an absolute ruler. Was assassinated in the senate chamber.

14. Japanese ruling dynasty that strove to isolate it from foreign influences. shogunate started by Tokugawa Leyasu; 4 class system - warriors - farmers - artisans - merchants; Japan's ports were closed off; wanted to create their own culture; illegal to

15. A kingdom of the West African rain forest

16. First known kingdom in sub - Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E. Also the modern West African country once known as the Gold Coast.

17. 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

18. A catalyst in the collapse of the Greek city - state alliance.

19. 17th century Europe - elaborate and detailed artwork - drama - tension - exuberance - and grandeur in sculpture - painting - literature - and music

20. The collapse of Rome and sweeping advances of Germanic and Viking raiders - Europe entered a time of chaotic political - economic - and urban decline A struggle back toward stability.

21. Political leaders after the death of Muhammad

22. Ruled the manor. Had bailiffs to take care of day - to - day affairs.

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

24. A collection of laws covering crimes - farming - business activities - and marriage and family. Many of the punishments were cruel - but the code was an important step in the development of a justice system

25. 1830s movement in architecture when buildings in the Gothic (high medieval) style became popular. It was in this period that the British Parliament building was built. This was the architectural manifestation of Romanticism. Where the Enlightenment h

26. Large powerful kingdom in East/Central africa. Controlled and taxed trade between the interior and coastal regions - Organized the flow of gold - ivory - slaves - forged alliances w/ local rulers & profited immensely from these transactions.

27. A government in which power is in the hands of a few people -- especially one in which rule is based upon wealth.

28. Military Genius of France - who later became a dictator and eventually overthrown. He sold the west land (Louisiana) to the United States for a very cheap price doubling the land of America.

29. A war that broke out between the parliament supporters (roundheads) and the king's supporters (cavaliers). It ended with the execution of the king - Charles I

30. Western name for the Chinese philosopher Kongzi (551-479 B.C.E.). His doctrine of duty and public service had a great influence on subsequent Chinese thought and served as a code of conduct for government officials.

31. DominateTurkish group control caliphate

32. 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.

33. King of England - Scotland - and Ireland (1625-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649

34. A people of this name is mentioned as early as the records of the Tang Empire - living as nomads in northern Eurasia. After 1206 they established an enormous empire under Genghis Khan - linking western and eastern Eurasia.

35. 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

36. Established the new Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar (605-538 B.C.)- Conquered Mesopotamia - Syria - and Palestine Developed astrology - astronomy - advanced government bureaucracy - and architectural achievements such as the Hanging Gardens of

37. Divide and conquer - attack one enemy at a time - always ally with the weak power against the strong - then conquer both afterwards. Give conquered people a stake/citizenship in the empire - respect local religions and traditions. Demand loyalty and

38. It's geographic proximity to the Arabs - Slave - and Turks all of whom were becoming more powerful. The loss of commercial dominace over the Italians. Reliogious contraversy with west and a split with the Roman Catholic Church. The sack of the fourth

39. Renaissance writer; formerly a politician - wrote The Prince - a work on ethics and government - describing how rulers maintain power by methods that ignore right or wrong; accepted the philosophy that 'the end justifies the means.'

40. The Ashikaga Shogunate is the weakest of the three Japanese bakufu governments. Unlike its predecessor - the Kamakura Shogunate - or its successor - the - when Ashikaga Takauji established his bakufu he had little personal territories with which to

41. A warlike monotheistic civilization that spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and were constantly at war. They are known for their brilliant arabesques and gorgeous craftsmanship

42. 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.

43. A lesser used title for the English Civil War.

44. Following the Hundred Years' war - civil war broke out between these two rival branches of the English royal Family - Lancaster claimed the throne of England when the Hundred Year finally ended

45. Creators of the Mesopotamia civiliztion. Large scale irrigation projects - advanced system of mathematics and the invention of the wheel.

46. A new group of nomads that drove the tang armies out of central Asia and took control of the silk roads. because of this chinas economy was damaged

47. French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment - often attacking injustice and intolerance

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

49. The battle that took place in 1066 - in which William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson fought for control of Normandy?

50. ...The House of Lords mainly consist of the peers and the people that have inherited their money. This House of Parliament has slowly lost its power to influence the system of government over the years.