Western Civilization I CLEP Prep

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  • 1. 
    In 721 B.C.E. the ___________ deported the Hebrews from Israel, who vanished as the Ten Lost Tribes of history.
    • A. 

      Assyrians

    • B. 

      Neo-Babylonians

    • C. 

      Persians

    • D. 

      Egyptians

  • 2. 
    The above work is:
    • A. 

      A Flemish masterpiece by Rogier van der Weyden.

    • B. 

      Naturalistic representation by Raphael.

    • C. 

      A scene of peasant life by Pieter Brugel the Elder.

    • D. 

      The print of an engraving by Albrecht Durer.

  • 3. 
    The picture above shows:
    • A. 

      The Roman Pantheon

    • B. 

      The Athenian Parthenon

    • C. 

      The Reims Cathedral

    • D. 

      The Basilica of San Vitale

  • 4. 
    Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme:
    • A. 

      Challenged Arisotle's theory of motion in their theory of impetus.

    • B. 

      Were credited with the invention of the pendulum clock

    • C. 

      Translated ancient scientific texts into Latin.

    • D. 

      Were realists who maintained that universal concepts substantially exist in an intelligible world.

  • 5. 
    Coluccio Salutati and Leonardo Bruni were different from Francesco Petrarch in that they:
    • A. 

      Were not exiled by the Medici family before France invaded Italy.

    • B. 

      Were hostile to university culture, and developed their ideas outside of that system.

    • C. 

      Advocated "civic humanism," in which they were involved with public life.

    • D. 

      Attempted to live private, contemplative lives as so-called "secular monks."

  • 6. 
    Who wrote Praise of Folly in an attempt to reform the church from within?
    • A. 

      Meister Eckhart

    • B. 

      Gerard Groote

    • C. 

      Thomas More

    • D. 

      Erasmus

  • 7. 
    Institutes of the Christian Religion:
    • A. 

      Helped to establish the Reformed tradition of Protestantism

    • B. 

      Stressed the importance of personal faith in the role of an individual's salvation.

    • C. 

      Rejected as heretical all doctrines unapproved by the Pope.

    • D. 

      Described the theological dogma of the Anglican Church.

  • 8. 
    Name the wars in which: Francis I fights a series of wars against Charles V, in which Francis I must give up his claims to Burgundy and Italy in the Treaty of Cambrai, which only temporarily halts the fighting. When it resumes, Charles V invades France, but soon must turn some of his attention homeward when Francis I forms an alliance with the Ottomans. However, the struggle for control of Italy ends in 1559 with the Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis, which requires France to admit defeat.
    • A. 

      Wars of the Roses

    • B. 

      Social Wars

    • C. 

      Hundred Years Wars

    • D. 

      Valois-Hapsburg Wars

  • 9. 
    Who is established on his throne by his victory at Bosworth Field against Richard III of York?
    • A. 

      Henry II

    • B. 

      Edward IV

    • C. 

      Charles VIII

    • D. 

      Henry VII

  • 10. 
    Simon de Montfort:
    • A. 

      Demanded that secular rulers stop the practice of appointing their own bishops during the Investiture Controversy.

    • B. 

      Supported the Pope against the Emperor during the 12th century.

    • C. 

      Led the barons in a revolt against Henry III for failing to recognize the Provisions of Oxford.

    • D. 

      Strengthened the French monarchy by calling on the Estates-General.

  • 11. 
    The Third English Civil War was between:
    • A. 

      King Charles the II and the Long Parliament

    • B. 

      King Charles the II and the Rump Parliament

    • C. 

      King Charles the I and the Long Parliament.

    • D. 

      King Charles the I and the Rump Parliament

  • 12. 
    The Petition of Right:
    • A. 

      Was written in response to Charles the I's use of forced loans.

    • B. 

      Gave the Crown of England to the Stuart Dynasty of Scotland.

    • C. 

      Demanded the persecution of Catholics, leading to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

    • D. 

      Protested the use of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.

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