Absolutism

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Absolutism

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Freedom of religion

    • B. 

      Absolute rule

    • C. 

      Separation of church and state

    • D. 

      Waging war for religious purposes

  • 2. 
    What king became France's most powerful ruler and boasted "I am the state"?
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Henry IV

    • C. 

      Louis IX

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 3. 
    What was the Edict of Nantes issued in an effort to do?
    • A. 

      Break the power of the French nobility

    • B. 

      Increase the political power of the French Catholics

    • C. 

      Increase the political power of the Huguenots

    • D. 

      Bring an end to violent religious conflicts in France

  • 4. 
    What was one reason Ivan IV was called Ivan the Terrible?
    • A. 

      He poisoned his wife Anastasia because she was from a boyar family.

    • B. 

      He organized a police force that murdered people he considered traitors. And he killed his son.

    • C. 

      He was in debt to several countries and had to declare bankruptcy.

    • D. 

      He made the nobility dependent on him and gave power to the middle class.

  • 5. 
    Under Maria Theresa, Austria's greatest enemy was
    • A. 

      Bohemia.

    • B. 

      The Ottoman Empire.

    • C. 

      Hungary.

    • D. 

      Prussia.

  • 6. 
    Frederick II came to power as the
    • A. 

      Viceroy of India.

    • B. 

      Elector of Brandenburg.

    • C. 

      King of Prussia.

    • D. 

      King of Austria.

  • 7. 
    The first Russian ruler to adopt the title czar, meaning "caesar," was
    • A. 

      Anastasia Romanov.

    • B. 

      Peter the Great.

    • C. 

      Michael Romanov.

    • D. 

      Ivan the Terrible.

  • 8. 
    In Russia, the boyars were
    • A. 

      Merchants.

    • B. 

      Slave-like laborers.

    • C. 

      Career soldiers.

    • D. 

      Landowning nobles.

  • 9. 
    Who was the most Catholic King?
    • A. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • B. 

      King Louis XIV

    • C. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

    • D. 

      King Charles II of England

  • 10. 
    How did Frederick the Great’s dad punish him?
    • A. 

      He made Frederick watch the execution of his best friend.

    • B. 

      He made him complete 20 hours of community service.

    • C. 

      He grounded Frederick, told him no party in England anymore.

    • D. 

      He put Frederick in a time out.

  • 11. 
    Who was the King James Bible named after? 
    • A. 

      Charles II

    • B. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      James I

  • 12. 
    This leader ruled England after the English Civil War as a military dictator.
    • A. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      James I

  • 13. 
    • King of Scotland
    • inherited Elizabeth I’s throne
    • conflict with Parliament
    • Protestant
    • A. 

      James I

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      Oliver Cromwell

  • 14. 
    Who was the minister for King Louis XIII?
    • A. 

      Minister Jean Colbert

    • B. 

      The Elector of Bavaria

    • C. 

      Cardinal Richelieu

    • D. 

      Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 15. 
    Who was the minister for the boy-king Louis XIV?
    • A. 

      Pope Pius III

    • B. 

      Cardinal Mazarin

    • C. 

      Minister Jean Colbert

    • D. 

      Lawrence Huguenot

  • 16. 
    Who was the first king of the Bourbon Dynasty? He ended the religious wars in France.
    • A. 

      Jean Baptist Colbert

    • B. 

      Louis XIV

    • C. 

      Louis XIII

    • D. 

      Henry IV (Henry of Navarre)

  • 17. 
    Philip II believed it was his duty to defend ___ from enemies in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
    • A. 

      Calvinism

    • B. 

      Catholicism

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Huguenots

  • 18. 
    Philip II of Spain lived within the walls of his gray, granite palace called ________.
    • A. 

      White House

    • B. 

      Taj Mahal

    • C. 

      El Escorial

    • D. 

      Vatican

  • 19. 
     Who was the Sun King?
    • A. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • B. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

    • C. 

      King Charles II of England

    • D. 

      King Louis XIV

  • 20. 
    Who “restored the monarchy”?
    • A. 

      King Charles II of England

    • B. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • C. 

      King Louis XIV

    • D. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

  • 21. 
    Who was the most Catholic King?
    • A. 

      King Louis XIV

    • B. 

      King Charles II of England

    • C. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • D. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

  • 22. 
    Frederick II came to power as the
    • A. 

      King of Prussia.

    • B. 

      King of Austria.

    • C. 

      Elector of Brandenburg.

    • D. 

      Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • 23. 
    Under Maria Theresa, Austria's greatest enemy was
    • A. 

      Prussia.

    • B. 

      Hungary.

    • C. 

      Bohemia

    • D. 

      The Ottoman Empire.

  • 24. 
    What was one reason Ivan IV was called Ivan the Terrible?
    • A. 

      He poisoned his wife Anastasia because she was a boyar.

    • B. 

      He was in debt to many countries; had to declare bankruptcy.

    • C. 

      He gave power to the middle class.

    • D. 

      He murdered those considered traitors. And he killed his son.

  • 25. 
    What were some of the things Peter the Great did to westernize Russia? 
    • A. 

      He became a jockey in horse racing and performed in plays.

    • B. 

      He introduced tobacco.

    • C. 

      He moved capital of Russia to Moscow instead of a seaport.

    • D. 

      He raised women's status, and made nobles wear Western fashions.

  • 26. 
     What was Peter the Great the first to make an effort to do? 
    • A. 

      Add territory to the Russian state

    • B. 

      Organize and utilize a secret police force

    • C. 

      Westernize Russia

    • D. 

      Reduce the power of the nobles

  • 27. 
    What king became France's most powerful ruler and boasted "I am the state"?
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Louis IX

    • C. 

      Henry IV

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 28. 
    What were some of Philip II's accomplishments as king of Spain?
    • A. 

      He built up the strongest army in the world with 80,000 men.

    • B. 

      He won territory in the Seven Years' War.

    • C. 

      He defended Roman Catholicism from Muslims and Protestants.

    • D. 

      He reformed culture; made Spain a power to be reckoned with.

  • 29. 
    Who inherited the Austrian thrown? Charles VI had European powers sign agreement of recognition
    • A. 

      Anastasia Romanov

    • B. 

      William of Orange

    • C. 

      Frederick the Great

    • D. 

      Maria Theresa

  • 30. 
    What was the main reason for most wars between 1600-1800?
    • A. 

      Balance of power

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Food