Best Of 2017... A Year In Review

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  • 1. 
    What fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown

    • B. 

      Government should guarantee its citizens economic security

    • C. 

      The national and state governments should share power

    • D. 

      Rulers from nations get power to rule from God and are have to govern in the best interest for all people

  • 2. 
    The concept of natural rights was included in the Declaration of Independence- influenced from John Locke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."This quote came from which document? 
    • A. 

      US Constitution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Olive Branch Pettion

    • D. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 4. 
    Use the following quote to help you answer the question below:"It must be acknowledged that the term 'republic' is of a very vague application in every language... I would say purely and simply it means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally according to the rules of the majority."- Thomas Jefferson 1816Which statement summarizes Jefferson's ideas about a republic form of government?
    • A. 

      The power of govt. rests with the citizens

    • B. 

      The power of the govt. rests with the leaders at the top of the govt.

    • C. 

      Republicans are always in control

    • D. 

      Republic forms of govt. have strict rules and laws that must be followed

  • 5. 
    Using the passage from Columbus ship log in 1492, answer the following question. September 24, 1492: " I am having serious troubles with the crew, despite the signs of land that we have... I am told by a few trusted men... that if I persist in going forward they will throw me into the sea some night. They will then affirm that I fell overboard while taking the position of the North Star with my quadrant. Since I am a foreigner, little or no account will be asked of the matter..."Based upon this ship log entry, what type of relationship do you think that Columbus had with his crew?
    • A. 

      Pleasant

    • B. 

      Joyful

    • C. 

      Contempt/upseting

    • D. 

      Accepted

  • 6. 
    Which factor explains why European nations wanted to increase trade with other nations?
    • A. 

      The scarcity of resources in Europe

    • B. 

      The desire to explore into unknown lands across the globe

    • C. 

      Religious wars

    • D. 

      The value of cultural exchange between nations

  • 7. 
    Use the quote from Enlightenment thinker Baron de Montesquieu to answer the next question: " The people are extremely well qualified for choosing those whom they are to entrust with part of their authority"- Montesquieu 1748Which best summarizes his view of the responsibilty of citizens in a democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens should lobby for new laws

    • B. 

      Citizens vote for their leaders

    • C. 

      To respond to public opinion polls

    • D. 

      Take part in political campaingns

  • 8. 
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."The preamble to the US Constitution set forth what central idea about government in the US? 
    • A. 

      The Constitution set up the idea of independence

    • B. 

      The Constitution preamble was used by other key thinkers of the Renaissance

    • C. 

      The Constitution gave all the power to the President

    • D. 

      The Constitution set forth the functions and purpose of our US government

  • 9. 
    Use what you have learned about the Columbian Exchange, in order to analyze the image provided. What is the central idea potrayed about the Columbian Exchange? 
    • A. 

      Spread of disease was often rapid and all consuming-deadly

    • B. 

      Spanish brought horses to the New World

    • C. 

      Native Americans were forced to work in mines or farming

    • D. 

      Triangular Slave Trade was a profitable venture for many Europeans

  • 10. 
    The cry of the colonists in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution was centered around what key phrase?
    • A. 

      "no taxation without representation"

    • B. 

      "I want my land back from the King!"

    • C. 

      "I do not want to pay taxes!"

    • D. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death!"

  • 11. 
    What famous document begins with the following words, "when in the course of human events it becomes necessary..." 
    • A. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements best explains the relationship between the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      The Renaissance helped to spur the Age of Exploration because of the technological innovations and renewed the spirit of investigation- learning more about the world around them

    • B. 

      The Renaissance brought the Age of Exploration to an end by giving Europeans with more knowledge about nature

    • C. 

      The Renaissance built upon the geographic and navigational discoveries made during the Age of Exploration

    • D. 

      The Renaissance grew middle class society and gave people more room to roam about the world

  • 13. 
    How did Leonardo da Vinci incorporate the "Growth Mindset" into his life? 
    • A. 

      Humans are fully capable of developing skills and talents in many areas

    • B. 

      He worked on his investigation skills

    • C. 

      He was an excellent artist

    • D. 

      He lived a long and full life

  • 14. 
    An example of an oligarchy during the Renaissance would be...
    • A. 

      The King of England

    • B. 

      Luther in Germany

    • C. 

      Medici Family in Florence

    • D. 

      The Pope in the Catholic Church

  • 15. 
    The Muslims brought cultural translations of the Greek and Roman texts - the "rebirth of learning" began in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What innovation helped to spread the influence of Renaissance & the Reformation?
    • A. 

      Printing press

    • B. 

      Compass

    • C. 

      Telegraph

    • D. 

      Internal combustion engine

  • 17. 
    What motivated Martin Luther to speak out against the Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      The sell of indulgences were getting out of control and people were spending a large portion of salary on "buying" forgiveness

    • B. 

      The printing press was out and he was angry that he was not promoted to become the Pope

    • C. 

      The Catholic Church had moved him to be a priest in a smaller town, he was going to make less money

    • D. 

      He wanted to create his own religion

  • 18. 
    The Roman Catholic Church dominated life in Europe before the Protestant Reformation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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