Semester 1 Honors World History Exam Practice

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World History Quizzes & Trivia

To see if you are prepared for the world exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the causes of Latin American Revolutions?
    • A. 

      Glorious Revolution, the Opium War, and American Independence

    • B. 

      The Caste system

    • C. 

      Enlightenment, French Revolution, American Revolution

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The mother country understood the needs/cultures of the colonies

    • B. 

      The mother country changed the colonies to be just like itself

    • C. 

      The mother country allowed more of the people in the colonies to be in the government

  • 3. 
    Who was Montezuma?
    • A. 

      The American who brought trade to Japan

    • B. 

      The German leader for its unification

    • C. 

      The Aztec leader of the empire

  • 4. 
    Describe world trade before 1450s
    • A. 

      Local trades connected

    • B. 

      World trades unconnected

    • C. 

      Local trades unconnected

  • 5. 
    What countries had silver as its natural resources?
    • A. 

      North and South America, and Japan

    • B. 

      Africa and the Americas

    • C. 

      Japan and Africa

  • 6. 
    What is the term for favorable balance of trade, more exports, resources, and markets?
    • A. 

      Caste System

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      Bastillism

  • 7. 
    What was the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      Trade between America, Africa, and Europe

    • B. 

      Trade of silver from Spain to China

    • C. 

      Trade of gold and slaves to the Aztecs

  • 8. 
    What was the origin of the slave trade?
    • A. 

      Africa was overpopulated so they sold people as slaves for money

    • B. 

      Africans were cheap and easy to take and they could be tricked into going into America

    • C. 

      Africans could work in harsh conditions and are immune to diseases

  • 9. 
    What is a result of the Silver trade?
    • A. 

      The value of money decreased

    • B. 

      Silk's value increased

    • C. 

      Chinese started to want gold

  • 10. 
    What was the Middle Passage of the Slave Trade?
    • A. 

      Slaves from Africa to America

    • B. 

      Finished products Europe to Africa

    • C. 

      Resources from America to Europe

  • 11. 
    Which area does NOT match with its exports?
    • A. 

      China- silk and porcelain

    • B. 

      Songhai- silver and wheat

    • C. 

      Spanish America- silver, sugar, and slaves

  • 12. 
    Where was the Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      From West China to Southern Russia and East Europe

    • B. 

      From Egypt to South Africa and India

    • C. 

      From Middle East(Turkey) to East Europe and Middle East

  • 13. 
    What was Meritocracy?
    • A. 

      When you award people to higher positions by birth

    • B. 

      When you award people to higher positions by how much you can suck up

    • C. 

      When you award people to higher positions by what you did

  • 14. 
    Who were the Janissaries?
    • A. 

      Elite army of the Ottoman Empire, who couldn't marry and had to be converted to Islam

    • B. 

      Those who sold Indulgences

    • C. 

      Christian slave soldiers in the army of Ottoman Empire

  • 15. 
    Who were the Christian slave soldiers in the army of Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      Janissaries

    • B. 

      Devshirme

    • C. 

      Mughals

  • 16. 
    What did Suleiman NOT do?
    • A. 

      Religious intolerance

    • B. 

      Rebuilt Istanbul

    • C. 

      Code of law

  • 17. 
    What was Mughal India?
    • A. 

      India dynasty of Buddhism

    • B. 

      India dynasty of Muslims

    • C. 

      India dynasty of Christianity

  • 18. 
    What did Akbar NOT do?
    • A. 

      Started tax on non-Muslims

    • B. 

      Torture

    • C. 

      Collected land taxes

  • 19. 
    What was the Caste System?
    • A. 

      The social system of the French, clergy, nobles, and the rest of the whole population

    • B. 

      The creative tortures Akbar invented to make people turn good

    • C. 

      When you are born in to a social system, you can't change your status, but you can be reincarnated into a better one

  • 20. 
    Which city was the origin of Renaissance
    • A. 

      Taiwan!!!

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      Britain

  • 21. 
    What was the Renaissance all about?
    • A. 

      Birth of future possibilities, the glorification of women, and the future

    • B. 

      Rebirth of classical civilization, the glorification of men, and the present

    • C. 

      Rebirth of historical cultures, the glorification of God, and the bible times

  • 22. 
    Who was Machiavelli?
    • A. 

      "The Prince" The father of political science - "better to be feared than loved"

    • B. 

      "The Princess" The mother of civil rights movement - "equal rights to women too"

    • C. 

      The king of Italy who promoted renaissance - "the people matters first"

  • 23. 
    Who was NOT one of the major artists?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Leonardo de Vinci

    • C. 

      Garibaldi

  • 24. 
    What was NOT one of the causes for Protestant Reformation(16th century)?
    • A. 

      Sale of Indulgences

    • B. 

      The lightning hit Martin Luther which gave him the idea

    • C. 

      Wealth of the church

    • D. 

      Appointing relatives to church high positions/sell the positions

    • E. 

      German envied the wealth and power of the church

  • 25. 
    Who was Johann Tetzel?
    • A. 

      Calvinist promoter

    • B. 

      Hated by Martin Luther, major saler of indulences.

    • C. 

      Most hated Pope who helped Protestants

  • 26. 
    What is Calvinism and Predestination?
    • A. 

      God has already predicted you place in destiny

    • B. 

      God have plans for you, but you need to decide for yourselves what you should do

    • C. 

      You can reincarnate if you want to

  • 27. 
    What was inquisition?
    • A. 

      Herbs

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Torture

  • 28. 
    What was the Council of Trent?
    • A. 

      Where the Pope ordered for the stop of Protestanism

    • B. 

      Where Martin Luther defended himself

    • C. 

      Where Newton got hit with an apple

  • 29. 
    Who was Copernicus?
    • A. 

      Astronomer who found that the earth revolts around the sun

    • B. 

      Physicist who got hit by an apple

    • C. 

      Developed the telescope

  • 30. 
    Who was Montesquieu?
    • A. 

      Came up with checks and balances and the seperation of powers

    • B. 

      Came up with shintoism

    • C. 

      Involved with natural science

  • 31. 
    What did Japan gain from China?
    • A. 

      Korea

    • B. 

      Taiwan

    • C. 

      China

  • 32. 
    What is Shintoism?
    • A. 

      Religion in India

    • B. 

      Native religion in Japan

    • C. 

      Common practice in Japan

  • 33. 
    Who is NOT one of the Absolute Monarchs?
    • A. 

      Suleiman the Magnificent

    • B. 

      Peter the Great

    • C. 

      William and Mary

    • D. 

      Louis XIV

  • 34. 
    What was the cause of the English Civil War?
    • A. 

      James I was not popular as king

    • B. 

      Charles I was weak and had to be excuted

    • C. 

      Parliament wanted more power that the king

  • 35. 
    Who was Oliver Cromwell?
    • A. 

      He was created the Puritan Commonwealth, was very strict and had religious intolerance

    • B. 

      He was the leader in the Reign of Terror

    • C. 

      He allowed Napolean to set up his empire

  • 36. 
    Who were the three estates of France?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      B