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SAT Subject Test: World History

Subjects : sat, history
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1. According to Joan Calvin - the concept that God - before the beginning of the world - had chosen some people for heaven and others for hell

2. Arabic word meaning 'house of Islam.' referring to lands under the rule of Islam

3. Copying human DNA sequence to create a new human being

4. A fatal flaw of overconfidence - often displayed by the main character in Greek tragedy

5. In feudal Japan - a superior military leader who ruled in the name of the emperor

6. A German emperor

7. A nomadic group from central Asia who undertook a mass migration toward the Roman empire in the 400s Ce

8. A term used to denote those European decent who were born in French or Spanish colonies in the Americas

9. A mild 19th century movement in art and literature that focused on the ills of industrialism

10. A policy adopted in the 1980s in the People's Republic of China stating that a couple is allowed only one child

11. Economic system in which decisions are in the hands of the government rather than the consumer

12. A government of three rulers

13. Triangular sail that permitted greater control of ships

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

15. A pattern of inheritance in which the daughter inherit from their mother and sons from their father

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

17. A society ruled by a number of equal kinship groups rather than by a central government

18. Notes the chronological sequence of th annual growth rings in trees

19. Lenin's policy to improve the soviet economy by permitting small private businesses

20. A cohort group in which tribal members of a common age range shared experiences and responsibilities appropriate to that age group

21. An effort begun the 20th century to increase the global food supply by the use of pesticides - fertilizers and developments in disease-resistant crops

22. Measures radioactivity released from electrons in heated flint and clay allowing for dating of objects made from these two materials

23. Ethnically homogeneous nations under the Ottoman empire who were allowed a representative to serve as a voice before the sultan

24. A small ship with triangular and rectangular sails as well as stern post rudder that permitted greater control in steering the vessel

25. Government in which citizens are ruled by elected representatives

26. A Latin American military dictator

27. 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

28. Greek idea of balance - moderation - and proportion

29. A grant of land in medieval Europe

30. A movement of the 1950's and 1960's in the united states to alter laws in order to eliminate segregation for African Americans and to assure them the right to vote

31. A member of French Legislative Assembly who wanted immediate - drastic change in French government

32. Post WWII trials held in Nuremberg - Germany to try Nazi leader charged with war crimes

33. Thinking man; the species to which modern humans belong

34. South African inhabitant of dutch ancestry

35. Movement of a military force to an area in conflict

36. Neutrality of developing nations during the cold war

37. The study of cultures through the examination of artifacts

38. Warrior leaders in feudal Japan

39. A policy under which the army of the Ottomans' sultan removed Christian boys from their families - educated them in the principles of Islam - and trained them for military service

40. The movement of people from rural to urban areas

41. Leading bishop pf the eastern orthodox church

42. A philosophy of life's struggles according to the buddhist faith: everything in life is suffering; the cause of all suffering is people's desire; suffering can be ended by ending all desires; desires may be overcome by following the eightfold path

43. Russian Marxist group who desired radical change carried out by a small group of extremely committed revolutionaries

44. Israeli communal agricultural settlements

45. A 1 -600 mile communication route in ancient Persia

46. President Nixon's plan for the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam while at the same time increasing the combat responsibilities of the south Vietnamese

47. A humanlike creature that walks upright

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

49. A Roman Catholic Church court especially powerful in Spain and Italy during the Counter- reformation

50. Large collective farm