World History Events And Facts Test

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World History Events And Facts Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the role of the Catholic Church in Europe during the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      The church motivated people to question authority

    • B. 

      It provided a sense of unity and a source of learning

    • C. 

      The Church provided land to those who did not have.

  • 2. 
    What was the Neolithic Revolution?
    • A. 

      The switch from nomadic lifestyles to a settled agricultural lifestyle

    • B. 

      The human adaptation to a nomadic life.

    • C. 

      The period when humans adopted organized religion

  • 3. 
    The Nile River, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Indus River, and the Huang He River were __________________________
    • A. 

      European colonial empires

    • B. 

      The locations of river valleys civilizations

    • C. 

      Medieval trade routes

  • 4. 
    What was the Code of Hammurabi?
    • A. 

      The first written laws in history

    • B. 

      A set of Egyptian religious regulations

    • C. 

      A list of economic guidelines in Mesopotamia

  • 5. 
    What would Greek philosophers had in common?
    • A. 

      An interest in monotheistic religions

    • B. 

      They were all inventors

    • C. 

      A belief in the value of human reason

  • 6. 
    What is a civilization?
    • A. 

      A society were there is a social class, government, economy, and education among other characteristics

    • B. 

      A population relying on hunting and gathering depending on migration

    • C. 

      A society where there are no social classes and government is obsolete.

  • 7. 
    Which was the official religion of the Byzantine Empire?
    • A. 

      Orthodox Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Roman Catholic

  • 8. 
    Feudalism was _______________________
    • A. 

      A political and social system protecting individual rights

    • B. 

      The exchange of land for services

    • C. 

      An economic system that used paper money as currency

  • 9. 
    Which of the following events contributed to the end of serfdom during the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      The Black Death

    • B. 

      The Reformation

    • C. 

      The Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 10. 
    Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Humanist scholars are representative of ____________________
    • A. 

      The Middle Ages

    • B. 

      The Renaissance

    • C. 

      The Age of Democratic Reevolutions

  • 11. 
    One direct result of the Crusades was an increase of trade between Europe and the Middle East
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Thomas Aquinas wrote in the Middle Ages that men had no right to overthrow an unjust ruler
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The trade across the Sahara Desert between Muslim merchants and West African kingdoms was primarily based on an exchange of gold and salt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which was an important reason Europeans began exploring the oceans in the 14000?
    • A. 

      The Byzantine Emperor passed a series of laws prohibiting east-west trade

    • B. 

      Technological innovations borrowed from other cultures made it possible for European to voyage further

    • C. 

      The Pope ordered Europeans to reconquer the Holy Land.

  • 15. 
    Genocide is _______________________
    • A. 

      The killing of animals to extinction

    • B. 

      The study of genes

    • C. 

      The systematic elimination of one ethnic group

  • 16. 
    What is globalization?
    • A. 

      is the tendency of businesses, technologies, or philosophies to spread throughout the world.

    • B. 

      Is the isolation of ideas, people, and goods.

    • C. 

      Is the study of Geography and its effect on living things

  • 17. 
    What was an important result of the English Civil War?
    • A. 

      It promised Englishmen the right to a trial by jury

    • B. 

      It established the supremacy of Parliament over the king

    • C. 

      It abolished England's hereditary nobility

  • 18. 
    The invention of new spinning and weaving machinery increased the number of workers in textile industry in Europe because the ________________________
    • A. 

      Early textile machinery could not produce goods as efficiently as hand labor

    • B. 

      Unions required that more workers be hired to maintain the machines

    • C. 

      Demand for goods increased as goods became cheaper to produce

  • 19. 
    What was a major cause of the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Enlightenment demands for greater social equality

    • B. 

      Economic successes of mercantilism

    • C. 

      Tyrannical abuses of Louis XVI

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not an event of the Cold War?
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Treaty of Versalles

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