CLEP Social Science & History

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Western Civilization


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  • 1. 
    1. The populations of the cradles of civilization were primarily:
    • A. 

      A. Merchants

    • B. 

      B. Hunters

    • C. 

      C. Food gatherers

    • D. 

      D. Craftsmen

    • E. 

      E. Farmers

  • 2. 
          2. The  process by which one civilization shares knowledge and ideas with another civilization is called:
    • A. 

      A. Cultural assimilation

    • B. 

      B. Cultural diffusion

    • C. 

      C. Imperialism

    • D. 

      D. Militarism

    • E. 

      E. Manorialism

  • 3. 
          3.Ancient Greece was primarily a:
    • A. 

      A. Great empire ruled by a monarch

    • B. 

      B. Great nation ruled by a democratic system

    • C. 

      C. Number of independent city-states

    • D. 

      D. Primitive civilization

    • E. 

      E. Large agricultural area

  • 4. 
       4.Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are noted primarily for their contribution in the field of:
    • A. 

      A.Science

    • B. 

      B.Political science

    • C. 

      C.Literature

    • D. 

      D.Philosophy

    • E. 

      E.Art

  • 5. 
    5.The most important contribution made by the Romans to Western civilization was:
    • A. 

      A. Their art, architecture, and literature

    • B. 

      B.The cities and roads they built

    • C. 

      C.The Latin language

    • D. 

      D.Their economic system

    • E. 

      E.Their political system, with its influence on law and politics

  • 6. 
    6.Which of the following caused explosive growth in the Christian religion during the 4th century?
    • A. 

      A.The emperors who made it the state religion of the Roman Empire

    • B. 

      B.The Germanic tribes who spread Christianity to Western Europe

    • C. 

      C.The persistence of the early Christians

    • D. 

      D.The adoption of the Christianity by the Byzantine Empire

    • E. 

      E.The rejection of Christianity by the Greeks

  • 7. 
    7.Constantinople became the center of:
    • A. 

      A.The Greco-Roman civilization

    • B. 

      B.The western region of the Roman Empire

    • C. 

      C.The Byzantine culture

    • D. 

      D.The Catholic Church

    • E. 

      E.Western Civilization

  • 8. 
    8.The deurbanization which took place during the decline of the Roman Empire resulted in:
    • A. 

      A.Cities becoming the centers of government

    • B. 

      B.Industrial expansion of the empire

    • C. 

      C.An agrrarian society during the Middle Ages

    • D. 

      D.The revitalization of the Greco-Roman Civilization

    • E. 

      E.The end of Western civilization

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