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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. Entered China and easily changed the Ming dynasty into the Qing dynasty since they were sinicized before - Established a Confucian government with six ministries - a censorate - and other Chinese institutions - Were segregated from the Chinese - Forb

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

3. 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

4. The meeting of representatives from each of the nations in the Quadruple Alliance. Its purpose was to draft a peace settlement by redrawing Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleonic France. It succeeded in constructing a settlement that w

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

6. French Protestants who suffered persecution. Many left Europe for America to find religious freedom

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

8. 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

9. 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.

10. Were United by Genghis Khan to capture all of asia - which they did except for India. Asia under Mongolian ruler till grandson of Gings (Kublai) died and there was an overturning.

11. 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

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

13. 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

14. 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.

15. ...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.

16. The revolutionary socialism of ____________ advocated a violent overthrow of the present economic system - History was seen as a class struggle between the exploiters (bourgeoisie) and the exploited (proletariat)

17. 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.

18. 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

19. 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 -

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

21. Establishe a civiliztion in the Nile Valley.

22. The classical economists advanced the theory of laissez faire

23. This group from the east of Mali built up an army and extended their territory to the large bend in the Niger River near Gao whic became the capital of their empire.

24. 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

25. The English Parliament drove out an absolute monarch and replaced him with two constitutional monarch's William and Mary. 1688 - change of who is in power without bloodshed. Established the supremacy of Parliment.

26. Occupied western Asia Minor (500s B.C.) - Their culture reached its zenith under King Croesus (Golden King) - Were responsible for the first coinage of money

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 17th century Europe - elaborate and detailed artwork - drama - tension - exuberance - and grandeur in sculpture - painting - literature - and music

31. A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula

32. The revolution that began in 1789 - overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges - and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.

33. King of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)

34. A flat - dry grassland with trees and bushes

35. A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians and was the center of community life.

36. 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.

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

38. 800-1300 developed in the Southwest & the Anasazis were skilled builders & sophisticated farmers. Example Mesa Verde Cliff houses

39. 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

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

41. 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.

42. 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

43. The rise of Islam

44. A center for civilizations which flourished in the 2nd and 3rd millenniums BC

45. 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

46. Eastern Roman empire after the fall of Rome.

47. Officially recognized Lutherism but allowed Catholic Priests to support Catholicism.

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

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

50. 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