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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. 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.

2. Was divided into the patricians (propertied class) - plebeians (main body of Roman citizens) - and slaves.

3. 17th century Europe - elaborate and detailed artwork - drama - tension - exuberance - and grandeur in sculpture - painting - literature - and music

4. 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 -

5. A city established as the new eastern capital of the roman empire by the emperor constantine in a.d. 330 that is now called istanbul

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

7. 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

8. 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

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

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

11. The system of ethics - education - and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples - stressing love for humanity - ancestor worship - reverence for parents - and harmony in thought and conduct.

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

13. 16th century religious movement led by Martin Luther that sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church and led to the formation of Protestantism

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Establishe a civiliztion in the Nile Valley.

17. 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.

18. This was the letter Martin Luther wrote to Archbishop Albert which explained that indulgences undermined the seriousness of the sacrament of penance.

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

20. Overthrew the Umayyad but one escaped

21. The first religion of Japan - 'The way of the Gods.' Shinto celebrates the mysteries and unforeseen forces of nature. Animistic. According to Shinto beliefs - divine spirits called kami are associated with the awesome forces of nature - such as rushi

22. 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.

23. 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.'

24. African state that developed along the upper reaches of the Nile circa 1000 B.C.E.; conquered Egypt and ruled it for several centuries. Important iron working center.

25. 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

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

27. 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

28. The basis of a court system for justice. The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts - applying their common sense and knowledge of legal precedent to the facts before them.

29. Among the most vigorous of the medieval emperors. Clashed with the pope over the appointment of the clergy. Known as 'the red beard' (r. 1152-1190). He attempted to conquer Lombardy (n. Italy) and unite the German princes - but the popes did not appr

30. The restoration of the monarchy began in 1660 when the English - Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the wars of the 3 kingdoms. Stuart rule was restored.

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

32. Roman laws - justice system - court system; language(Latin); Pax Roman a long period of peace that enabled free travel and trade Building Construction - engineering and road construction. architecture - literature - art - sculpture and the humanites.

33. 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.

34. 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.

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

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

37. 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.

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

39. King Louis XIII was a weak ruler and Richelieu filled the void - more or less running the empire via his advice to the king. A clever politician and strategist - Richelieu expanded royal power - punished dissent harshly - and built France into a grea

40. 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.

41. A period in European history - between about 1000 AD and 1500 AD - when the power of kings - people of high rank and the Christian Church was strong

42. Powerful city in Ancient Greece that was a leader in arts - sciences - philosophy - democracy and architecture.

43. Domination of the commercial trade routes controlled by Constintanople and a monopoly on the silk trade. Excellant use of diplonmacy to avoid invasions. Geographically distant from the tribes who sacked Rome. Codification of Roman Law. A forstress ci

44. 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

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

46. 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

47. Athens vs Sparta - Sparta won but both were devastated unable to unite Greed city - states.

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

49. 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.

50. 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