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SAT Subject Test: World History

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1. A Muslim ruler

2. A soviet policy introduced in 1985 by Mikhall Gorbchev emphasizing openness in the sharing of information and ideas

3. An organization established in 1995 to supervise free trade

4. Letter of credit issued by Islamic banks; forerunner of modern checks

5. Ancient underground irrigation system used in Southwest Asia and China

6. A painting done on wet plaster that was typical of the art of the Greeks and Romans of the European Renaissance

7. The code of conduct required of a knight in feudal Europe

8. Developed by Louis Pasteur - the process of destroying bacteria in milk and other liquids

9. The Allied invasion of Normandy in the northwestern France on June 6th 1994

10. Landowning classes in the 18th century Russia used as officers in the prussian army

11. Indian soldiers serving under the command of British army officers

12. Those factors essential to initialization: land - labor - capital - and entrepreneurship

13. The period between 8000 BCE and approximately 3000 BCE; also known as the New stone age

14. The branch of Islam that supported the authority of the earliest caliphs

15. A floating plot of land created by the Aztecs to expand the agricultural capacity of Tenochtitlan

16. A social class in medieval and pre-revolutionary France

17. In ancient Greece - a ruler who seized power and ruled with the sole authority

18. The 16th century reform movement in the christian church that emphasized salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone

19. The concept of Enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu that each branch of government be granted distinct powers that served to limit those of the other branches of the government

20. In 19th century England - a voting districts without residents

21. The belief of absolute monarchs that they were granted their right to rule from God

22. A policy assuring that no one nation becomes powerful enough to threaten the status of another

23. An Incan record keeping device that consisted of a cord from which were suspended a number of cords - each containing a variety of knots of various sizes shapes and colors

24. Territory under the dominion of the papacy

25. The belief that persons revive eternal salvation thought their faith in Jesus Christ as the savior of the world

26. A road developed by Scottish engineer John McAdam in which a pavement was created of small stones compacted together into layers

27. Hellenistic philosophy that sought inner peace and please - defined as avoidance of pain

28. Provincial governor in the Persian empire

29. Movement beginning in the 1890s - its main focus was the establishment of the Jewish homeland in Palestine

30. The use of passive resistance - or public refusal to obey a law that is perceived to be unjust

31. Also called the Jesuits - an organization founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola to promote education - establish missions - and stop the spread of Protestantism

32. A member of the class in ancient Rome that included farmers artisans and merchants and comprised the majority of the population

33. One who pursues the meaning of truth

34. A warrior for islam

35. According to Darwin;s theory of evolution - process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully; also called survival of the fittest

36. The fight of muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE - and the first year of the Muslim calender

37. The relocation of people across long distance or international borders

38. Economic theory proposed by Adam Smith which argued that government should not interfere with the natural laws of supply and demand

39. The five duties required of all Muslims: faith -prayer -alms -fasting during Ramadan - and the hajj

40. An advocate of gradual political change

41. Member of elite class in ancient rome

42. A national legislature assembly

43. Soviet policy introduced in 1985 by Mikhail Gorbachev in which the soviet people were permitted to own small private businesses

44. In feudal Europe - a person who received from his lord a grant of land in exchange for loyalty and military or agricultural services

45. Hebrew word meaning 'the anointed': in Judaism the promised deliverer of the Jews; in Christianity - a term referring to Jesus

46. In India - public isolation of women from non-family members

47. Pre- WWI military pact among Germany - Austria-Hungry - and Italy

48. In ancient Rome - a military unit of 5 -000 to 6 -000 infantry

49. The Muslim name for God

50. A campaign of violence against Jewish settlements in Russia in the late 19th century