World History 1450-1750 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    All of the choices below displayed, European motivations to commence sea exploration from 1450-1750 except:
    • A. 

      Monarchs wanted more sources of income.

    • B. 

      The desire to spread Christianity.

    • C. 

      British Imperialism

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    In this period, from 1450-1750, which of the following choices best describes how the Indian Ocean trade network has changed over time?
    • A. 

      Arabs replaced European traders in the Indian Ocean trade network after their invention of the lateen sail.

    • B. 

      The Chinese became the dominant naval power of the Indian Ocean trade after invention of the junk.

    • C. 

      East Africa declined in power in the Indian Ocean Trade Network.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the topic of joint-stock companies?
    • A. 

      Joint-stock companies were a major causation of mercantilism.

    • B. 

      Elements of early capitalism can be found in these types of companies.

    • C. 

      They were not useful in raising capital for rising chartered trading companies.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a major demographic effect of the slave trade on Africa?
    • A. 

      Drastic loss of population.

    • B. 

      The spread of European diseases.

    • C. 

      An imbalance in gender ratio.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 5. 
    What was the main issue of the fighting between the Safavids and the Ottomans?
    • A. 

      Sunni and Shi'ite split.

    • B. 

      Territorial disputes.

    • C. 

      Control over the Janissaries.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      Both B and C.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following did NOT demonstrate the period of state consolidation and imperial expansion that occurred from 1450-1750 C.E.?
    • A. 

      Empires expanded, however often had difficulty incorporating culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse subjects, and administering widely spread territories.

    • B. 

      European powers traveled through existing trade networks around the world, creating interconnecting trade posts throughout the Indian Ocean and the Americas.

    • C. 

      Empires and states of varying sizes continued strategies of centralization, including more effective taxation systems on peasants, sometimes resulting in rebellions etc.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Source: Bertrandon 1455, Public Domain.What does the above painting depict?
    • A. 

      The fleet of Venice from its first trade mission to the Levant.

    • B. 

      The fall of Constantinople.

    • C. 

      The defeat of the Spanish Armada

    • D. 

      European ships entering Macao in China.

  • 8. 
    What belief in the following statements emphasizes this statement: "Not sharing policy-making powers with the King, including the nobility."
    • A. 

      Constitutionalism

    • B. 

      Absolutism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    What group was the greatest threat to Ivan the Terrible of Russia or Ivan IV?
    • A. 

      The Bolsheviks

    • B. 

      The Boyars

    • C. 

      The Cossacks

    • D. 

      The Polish

    • E. 

      The Mongols

  • 10. 
    How did Spain govern their new territories in Mexico and other parts of South America?
    • A. 

      The Incan Mi'ta system.

    • B. 

      The encomienda system.

    • C. 

      Viceroys setting up large bureaucracies.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      Both A and C.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not a reason for the decline in the Ottoman Empire in the Mid-17th century?
    • A. 

      The empire had reached limits of expansion and was too large to be maintained.

    • B. 

      The increased corruption among local government officers.

    • C. 

      Janissaries increasing demands on Sultan.

    • D. 

      Attacks from the Safavid Empire.

    • E. 

      All of the Above.

  • 12. 
    How is the above painting of Louis XIV unique?
    • A. 

      It began the use of perspective in painting spreading through the Renaissance.

    • B. 

      It was one of the first oil-based paintings, which allows for greater detail and a mixing of colors

    • C. 

      Both A and B.

    • D. 

      It represents the King's power by showing his support for the arts.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    What do the encomienda and mit'a systems used in Spanish colonies and the labor system used on Brazilian sugarcane plantations have in common?
    • A. 

      Both were coerced labor systems designed to enrich European colonizers.

    • B. 

      Both made use of enslaved Africans as agricultural workers.

    • C. 

      Both were labor systems that provided economic opportunities for immigrants.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    The transformation of trade and business that developed in the early modern period from small-scale trading to large-scale international trade.
    • A. 

      Price Revolution

    • B. 

      Commercial Revolution

    • C. 

      Scientific Revolution

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following descriptions comparing the Ottoman devshirme system with the Mughal zamindar system is accurate?
    • A. 

      Both systems relied exclusively on officials who inherited their positions.

    • B. 

      Both systems represented ways for central governments to recruit local and regional officials.

    • C. 

      Both systems included recruitment for the military as well as for local government officials

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    The photo shown above of the Suleimani Mosque in Istanbul best demonstrates the following historical processes.
    • A. 

      European technological belief systems.

    • B. 

      Syncretic belief systems.

    • C. 

      Displays of magnificent architecture to legitimize state power.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    Natural rights for man: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property. Who?
    • A. 

      Hobbes

    • B. 

      Voltaire

    • C. 

      Montesquieue

    • D. 

      Rousseau

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 18. 
    Which statement best describes the treatment of Christian missionaries by both China and Japan between 1450 and 1750?
    • A. 

      Both considered all Europeans to be "barbaric" and never allowed conversions to Christianity.

    • B. 

      Both initially banned Christian conversions, but then became more tolerant, allowing their subjects to convert to Christianity.

    • C. 

      Both admired Western European learning and allowed their subjects to convert during the entire period.

    • D. 

      Both were initially tolerant, allowing their subjects to convert to Christianity, but later banned Christian worship.

    • E. 

      Both C and D.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following best describes European interactions with the Gunpowder Empires during the period 1450-1750?
    • A. 

      The Gunpowder Empires were able to keep the European trading nations out of the Indian Ocean.

    • B. 

      Arts, spices, and silk imported from the Gunpowder Empires were popular with Europeans.

    • C. 

      The Gunpowder Empires were almost entirely undiscovered by the Europeans of the time period.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    The main reason that Russia evolved into a nation-state while the Islamic Empires declined from 1450-1750 is because ONLY Russia:
    • A. 

      Focused on becoming a maritime empire.

    • B. 

      Had absolutist, charismatic leaders.

    • C. 

      Modernized its army.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

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