Enlightened Absolutism/ American Revolution

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to help you with our Chapter 17 Sections 3 & 4 Quiz tomorrow. Remember, five of these questions are GUARANTEED to be on the ten question quiz tomorrow. Be sure you know these well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _________ is a system in which rulers tried to govern by Enlightenment principles while maintaining royal power.
  • 2. 
    Which enlightened monarch failed because he tried to implement too many reforms too quickly?
  • 3. 
    __________ was an intelligent woman who ruled Russia and expanded the empire during the 18th century.
  • 4. 
    The War of Austrian Succession broke out when Prussia invaded ____________.     
  • 5. 
    Catherine the Great expanded Russia south by defeating the
  • 6. 
    ___________ was one of the best educated and cultured monarchs of the 18th century.  He ruled Prussia.
  • 7. 
    What was the Seven Years' War called in North America?
  • 8. 
    Name one of the major areas of conflict during the Seven Years' War.
  • 9. 
    Who ended up with control of India following the Seven Years' War?
  • 10. 
    What is a term that means power is shared between a national and state governments?
  • 11. 
    Because some Americans feared the power given to a national government by the Constitution, the ______________ was added.
  • 12. 
    The United States was initially governed under what weak document?
  • 13. 
    Which ally played an important role in helping the Colonists defeat the British in the American Revolution?
  • 14. 
    _________ were offspring resulting from an intermarriage of Europeans and Africans.
  • 15. 
    Which central European country was most known for its army and its efficient bureaucracy?
  • 16. 
    Which European ruler was the only enlightened monarch to seek TRULY radical changes based on enlightenment principles?
  • 17. 
    Which country emerged from the Seven Years' War as the most dominant colonial power in the world?
  • 18. 
    Which enlightened monarch scoffed that Diderot's impractice theories "would have turned everything in my kingdom upside down"
  • 19. 
    William Pitt was convinced that the colonial empire of ___________ would have to be destroyed before Britain could build their own.
  • 20. 
    Name one of the countries that was aligned with Austria during the Seven Years' War.
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