Western Civ Test 1: Age Of Absolutism In Central And Eastern Europe

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In western civilisation, absolutism refers to the form of absolute monarchy inspired by the Enlightenment. Such monarchs embrace rationality, and embraced education and religious tolerance. How much do you know about absolutism in the west?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    German realm that embraced most of Central Europe
  • 2. 
    What dynasty did the Holy Roman Emperor almost always go to, even though it was elected?
  • 3. 
    For the Holy Roman's Empire over 300 territories, the only sources of unity were...
  • 4. 
    This represented the Princes rebelling against the crown of HRE
  • 5. 
    Hapsburg only preside over HRE, but are absolute rulers of these territories...
  • 6. 
    This Hapsburg territory was predominantly Catholic
  • 7. 
    This territory was predominantly Protestant
  • 8. 
    During his reign, his biggest problem was the Turks, who controlled the Ottoman Empire.  They had gained control of 2/3 of Hungary.  He rallies Hungary to push Turks out.
  • 9. 
    Wanted to take over Europe and convert it to Islam
  • 10. 
    Had no male heirs.  He feared that at his death, his personal territories would fall prey to surrounding powers, so he convinces everyone to sign the Pragmatic Sanctions
  • 11. 
    Said that Maria Theresa, daughter of Charles VI, would succeed him to the throne.
  • 12. 
    She could be empress of Hungary, Bohemia, and Austria, but not of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 13. 
    Frederick II of Prussia invaded, causing Maria Theresa to have to defend her inheritance
  • 14. 
    Maria Theresa reluctantly participates in the dismemberment of this territory
  • 15. 
    "She weeps, but she takes her share"
  • 16. 
    Where does the leadership of Germany fall to in the 18th century?
  • 17. 
    Prussia was ruled by what dynasty during the age of absolutism?
  • 18. 
    Capital of Brandenburg
  • 19. 
    The ruler of Brandenburg was also what?
  • 20. 
    How do Hohenzollerns increase their wealth and power during the Protestant Revolution?
  • 21. 
    Why do the Hohenzollerns increase the size of their army and create an efficient civil service governing from Berlin?
  • 22. 
    This ruler adds prestige by obtaining the title of King of Prussia after the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 23. 
    Believed that the destiny of Prussia lay with the army.  Increased the army to over 80,000 men.  4th biggest army in Europe, and the most efficient.
  • 24. 
    "Salvation belongs to the Lord, everything else is my business"
  • 25. 
    Subjected to the highest possible training, but enjoyed the arts.  Tried to run away with his gay lover, but was caught.  One of the greatest soldiers when he ascended throne.
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