Test your basic knowledge |

CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

Subject : cset
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Reality consists of ideas that exist in the mind - independant of sensory powers of perception.

2. A Bantu language with Arabic words spoken along the East African coast

3. First emperor of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar's grand - nephew.

4. 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

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

6. The classical economists advanced the theory of laissez faire

7. A group of Germanic tribes. They became allies of the Romans and became Christian. In the 8th century they established the Carolingian rule. Perhaps the most famous leader was Charlemagne.

8. One of the largest military fleets in the history of warfare which was sent to attack England in 1588. The smaller English fleet was able to defeat the armada by using its ease of maneuverability and ended Spain's domination of the Atlantic Ocean and

9. This was the French law put in place by Napoleon. It promoted equality before the law - toleration of all religions - and outlawing serfdom and feudalism. It also took away women's rights and outlawed trade unions and strikes.

10. 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

11. 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

12. Overthrew the Umayyad but one escaped

13. Greek city - state that was ruled by an oligarchy - focused on military - used slaves for agriculture - discouraged the arts. Developed a totalitarian and militaristic state dependent on slave labor.

14. Made up of art and culture - music/dance - storytelling and very Religious

15. Constituted of a mixed government including consuls - a senate - tribune - assembly of the tribes - ...

16. Created an empire based on military superiority - conquest - and terrorism (911-550 B.C.) - Military techniques included siege warfare - intimidation - and the use of iron weapons. Created a centralized government - a postal service - an extensive li

17. 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.

18. Revival of a classical style in art or literature or architecture or music but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

19. 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

20. 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.

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

22. Venetian merchant and traveler. His accounts of his travels to China offered Europeans a firsthand view of Asian lands and stimulated interest in Asian trade.

23. The term for The Univeral Soul in Hinduism.

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

25. 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

26. 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.

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

28. A German monk who became one of the most famous critics of the Roman Catholic Chruch. In 1517 - he wrote 95 theses - or statements of belief attacking the church practices.

29. The most of the power lies on the shoulders of the House of the Commons. The Commons is elected by the people. The commons grant money - and is the law- making body in the british government.The commons pick the Prime Minister.

30. Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians (280-337)

31. The idea that the government should not play an active role in regulating the economy.

32. 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

33. Members of the Society of Jesus which became most well known for their work in education of Catholics in Europe. They were devoted to preaching - educating the young - fighting against heresy - serving the Pope - and caring for the needy.

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

35. A Mongolian general and emperor of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries - known for his military leadership and great cruelty. He conquered vast portions of northern China and southwestern Asia.

36. Political leaders after the death of Muhammad

37. The first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings

38. 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.

39. A religious wars in France that started because of the Concordat of Bologna. This war was not only a religious war but a class war. It was between the Huguenots - who were Upper - class intellectuals who were Calvinist vs. the average poor French Cat

40. 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)

41. 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

42. Took over Turkey from the Byzantine Empire and strived to expand its borders into Eastern Europe - mainly fighting the Holy Roman Empire and its various princes throughout the Middle Ages. Constanople the center. Over time it started to shrink and gr

43. The legaslative body of england (lawmaking) - two houses: house of lords and house of commons

44. These people united and ruled most of India. After Babur invaded India - Akbar became the main ruler of this kind. They were great builders Taj Mahal - but their empire declined quickly (by 1750).

45. Establishe a civiliztion in the Nile Valley.

46. Prompted by Louis Philippe giving up his throne - this was a new era of liberalism in France. Measures enacted included freeing slaves - granting all males the right to vote - abolishing capital punishment - the establishment of national workshops -

47. The Hitties - the Assyrians - Chaldeans - and the Phoenicians. Centralized Government and advancements in algebra and geometry.

48. This queen of England chose a religion between the Puritans and Catholics and required her subjects to attend church or face a fine. She also required uniformity and conformity to the Church of England

49. The great rebirth of acrt - literature - and learning in the 14th - 15th - and 16th centuries which marked the transition from the medieval to modern periods of European history. - A new way of thinking. Which laed to future reforms for the catholic

50. 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