Honors Modern World History Final

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Honors Modern World History Final

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  • 1. 
    What issue lead to the first meeting of the Estates-General in 175 years?
    • A. 

      Equalizing land rights

    • B. 

      Food shortages and riots amongst the peasants

    • C. 

      Equalizing voting rights among the three estates

    • D. 

      Proposed changes to tax laws

  • 2. 
    France's government was almost bankrupt by 1789 due to all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Supporting the American Revoltion

    • B. 

      Taxing nobles instead of peasants

    • C. 

      Taxing peasants instead of nobles

    • D. 

      Spending money on luxurious for the king

  • 3. 
    Which group most strongly embraced the ideas and principals of the Enlightenment?
    • A. 

      The nobility

    • B. 

      The peasant class

    • C. 

      The bourgeoisie

    • D. 

      The clergy

  • 4. 
    The Enabling Acts:
    • A. 

      Promoted the policy of Appeasement in Great Britain

    • B. 

      Denied German Jew German citizenship and rights

    • C. 

      Denied European Jew's rights

    • D. 

      Gave a legal basis for Hitler's later acts.

  • 5. 
    The Battle of Leningrad, the Blitz and the fire bombing of Dresden are examples of:
    • A. 

      Genoice

    • B. 

      Total War

    • C. 

      Blitzkrieg

    • D. 

      Armistice

  • 6. 
    Fascism is:
    • A. 

      Pride in one's nation and feelings of shared identity

    • B. 

      An economic policy where the means of production are shared equally among society.

    • C. 

      A political system that stresses the importance of the state, promotes extreme nationalism and is militarism.

    • D. 

      A political system that stresses the importance of the individual, promotes extreme nationalism and is anti- communism.

  • 7. 
    With the large number of causalities, constant attacks and the small territorial gains, WWI became:
    • A. 

      An offensive war

    • B. 

      A War of Appeasement

    • C. 

      A War of Attrition

    • D. 

      A War of ideologies

  • 8. 
    The storming of the bastille was significant for all of the reasons below EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It represented an end to the old regime and feudal practices

    • B. 

      It represented the extravagant wealth of the kind

    • C. 

      It had gunpowder and other weapons

    • D. 

      It represented the tolerance of the use of violence

  • 9. 
    A major function of the Committee of Public Safety established in 1793 was to
    • A. 

      Expose and punish opponents of the revolution

    • B. 

      Sue for peace with Austria and Prussia

    • C. 

      Bring an end to the reign of terror

    • D. 

      Control revolutionary mobs in the streets of paris

  • 10. 
    During the ____________  Parisian citizens took the law into their own hands when it was rumored that jailed supporters of the king would seize control of the city while the army was bust fighting a war with Austria
    • A. 

      October revolution

    • B. 

      Great fear

    • C. 

      September massacres

    • D. 

      Reign of terror

  • 11. 
    He was a radical leader of the French Revolution who initiated the reign of terror
    • A. 

      St. Just

    • B. 

      Rousseau

    • C. 

      Robespierre

    • D. 

      Napoleon

  • 12. 
    The Hundred Days ended when Napoleon's army was defeated at the battle of 
    • A. 

      Trafalgar

    • B. 

      Austerlitz

    • C. 

      Leipzig

    • D. 

      Waterloo

  • 13. 
    Why did the Legislative Assembly go to war with Austria in 1792?
    • A. 

      As a response to a "threat" from Austria and Prussia against the harming Louis XVI

    • B. 

      Because France was fighting with Prussia

    • C. 

      Because Austria was hiding King Louis XVI

    • D. 

      Because the National Assembly was pressuring them to fight with Austria

  • 14. 
    Which list of titles correctly gives the steps by which Napoleon Bonaparte rose to power?
    • A. 

      General, emperor, first consul

    • B. 

      Emperor, general, first consul

    • C. 

      General, first consul, emperor

    • D. 

      First consul, emperor, general

  • 15. 
    Reforms under Napoleon include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The establishment of lycées

    • B. 

      Improved social status of women

    • C. 

      Concordat with the Pope

    • D. 

      Napoleonic Code

  • 16. 
    A coup d'état is a 
    • A. 

      Military blunder

    • B. 

      A sudden seizure of power

    • C. 

      A government handing over control to the military

    • D. 

      A massive military defeat

  • 17. 
    The Napoleonic Code is
    • A. 

      Napoleon's new military strategy

    • B. 

      A uniform set of laws for France

    • C. 

      An agreement between France and the Pope

    • D. 

      A peace agreement between France and the rest of Europe

  • 18. 
    Napoleon's failed invasion of __________ led to a loss of approximately 500,000 French troops due to death, capture, or desertion
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 19. 
    The Continental System was primarily designed to 
    • A. 

      Increase trade

    • B. 

      Cripple the British economy

    • C. 

      Show Napoleon's superior military abilities

    • D. 

      Spread the Napoleonic Code throughout Europe

  • 20. 
    The Natural Rights proposed by John Locke are
    • A. 

      Life, liberty and wealth

    • B. 

      Life, property and the pursuit of happiness

    • C. 

      Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    • D. 

      Life, liberty and property

  • 21. 
    Rousseau believed government should be
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      An enlightened despot

    • C. 

      Representative democracy

    • D. 

      A limited monarchy

  • 22. 
    Catherine the Great of Russia is called "the great" because she
    • A. 

      Was Russias first female leader

    • B. 

      She embodied the ideas of the Enlightenment

    • C. 

      Her reform of Russia's tax laws

    • D. 

      Her sparkling personality! Man was she great!

  • 23. 
    Frederick the Great enacted all of the following Enlightenment reforms EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Religious Tolerance

    • B. 

      Ended Serfdom

    • C. 

      Improved Prussian Schools

    • D. 

      Outlawed the practice of torture

  • 24. 
    In the first half of the 1800s, which of the following was most likely to be a political liberal?
    • A. 

      A peasant

    • B. 

      A revolutionary

    • C. 

      A middle class merchant

    • D. 

      A wealthy property owner

  • 25. 
    The idea of separation of power was put forth by
    • A. 

      Hobbes

    • B. 

      Rousseau

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Montesquieu

    • E. 

      Locke

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