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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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

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

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

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Gave all property to the eldest son. Led many younger sons of the gentry to seek their fortunes in exploration and colonization.

8. 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

9. Continuous barbaric invasion. Internal factors included political instability - decreasing farm production - inflation - excessive taxation - and the decline of the military. The rise of Christianity divided the Empire.

10. 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

11. 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.

12. 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

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

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

16. The rise of Islam

17. 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.

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

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

20. 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

21. 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.

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

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. An advanced civilization that developed on the island of Crete around 2500 BCE based its prosperity

26. 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).

27. 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.

28. An extremely dry area with little water and few plants

29. The conqueror who united the peoples of Greece - Egypt - Persia and Indus River Valley into an empire by conquering them.

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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.

33. DominateTurkish group control caliphate

34. 2000-1200 B.C. conquered much of Asia Minor & northern Mesopotamia; a major contribution included the invention of iron smelting - which revolutionized warfare.

35. Englightenment - unequal tax system - bad harvests - debt - absolute monarchy - economic issues - inequitable class structure - disorganized legal system - no representation.

36. 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

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

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. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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

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

45. Establishe a civiliztion in the Nile Valley.

46. A war that occurred between 1618 and 1648; it was mainly a civil war in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire over religious and political issues; it also involved the countries of Spain - France - Denmark - and Sweden

47. Mass production of goods and the rise of the factory system. From Rural to Urban centers. The division of society into defined calsses propertied and unpropertied. The development of modern Capitalism.

48. The invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the Battle of Hastings (1066)

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

50. King of the Franks who conquered much of Western Europe - great patron of literature and learning