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Question 1 of 502.0 PointsWhich of the following is not a main cause of the French

Question 1 of 50

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Which of the following is not a main cause of the French


 A.Financial overreach   

 B.Single transforming event       

 C.The ancient régime government          

 D.Public opinion              Reset Selection

Question 2 of 50

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Which of the following was not one of the thinkers most responsible for forging the new scientific method?




 D.Locke              Reset Selection

Question 3 of 50

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The Enlightenment is best classified as a development that looked that the world with this perspective:

 A.Natural law   



 D.Revealed truth             Reset Selection

Question 4 of 50

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The father of modern economics is typically considered to be:




 D.D’Alembert    Reset Selection

Question 5 of 50

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Hobbes was interested in applying this approach to social studies:




 D.Scientific Method        Reset Selection

Question 6 of 50

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Marxism spread for various reasons. Which of the following is not one of them?

 A.Dissemination of ideas to labor leaders            

 B.An unchanging ideology          

 C.Non-industrial societies with a peasant presence          

 D.Force through revolution         Reset Selection

Question 7 of 50

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After the early European encounter with the Americas, what was the leading cause of population decline and death?




 D.Poverty           Reset Selection

Question 8 of 50

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What was considered the most important division within the Ottoman Muslim community?

 A.Sunni and Shii             

 B.Muslim and non-Muslim          

 C.Christian and Muslim 

 D.Jew and Muslim           Reset Selection

Question 9 of 50

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When the Portuguese arrived in Brazil in 1500 which of the following did they find?

 A.Precious metals          

 B.Domesticated animals             


 D.Towns             Reset Selection

Question 10 of 50

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What was not one of the main impacts of the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt between 1798 and 1805?

 A.Destroyed Egyptian military   

 B.Shattered the elite class          

 C.Demolished property rights    

 D.Ended the study of Egyptian history    Reset Selection

Question 11 of 50

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Which individual was most known for modernizing Egypt starting in 1805?

 A.Muhammad Ali           

 B.Abd al-Wahab             


 D.Ibn Saud         Reset Selection

Question 12 of 50

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Social historians have explored many aspects of Ottoman society including coffee, sex, literature, religion, and entertainment. What is one of the main historical sources that are used to learn about these aspects of society?

 A.Legal proceedings      

 B.Archeological digs      

 C.Anthropological studies           

 D.Military conquests      Reset Selection

Question 13 of 50

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Which European nation was considered a “pioneer” in early contact with Black Africa?




 D.France             Reset Selection

Question 14 of 50

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According to Dunning what was the general theme of 19th century politics to mid-century?

 A.Conflict between liberalism and conservatism

 B.Conflict between Tories and Whigs     

 C.Conflict between liberalism and democracy    

 D.Conflict between conservatism and equality    Reset Selection

Question 15 of 50

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Which of the following is not generally considered one of the causes of the American Revolution?

 A.Seven Years War        

 B.Stamp Act     

 C.Boston Tea Party        

 D.Intolerable Acts           Reset Selection

Question 16 of 50

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The home of the original Industrial Revolution, and the transformation from hand to machine production, was which nation?

 A.United States              



 D.Great Britain  Reset Selection

Question 17 of 50

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Which industry did machines of the Industrial Revolution first impact?




 D.Food Reset Selection

Question 18 of 50

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Isaac Newton, according to some, was the person most responsible for changing the way people think about their world. Which of the following is not associated with him?

 A.Invented reflecting telescope

 B.Developed calculus    

 C.Defined the three laws of motion        

 D.Ignored the Bible        Reset Selection

Question 19 of 50

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Who is most often regarded as the person that officially launched fascism?




 D.Mussolini        Reset Selection

Question 20 of 50

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What was the eventual impact of the Russian Revolution on China?

 A.Conversion to Communism     

 B.Rejection of Marxism

 C.Spread of Democracy

 D.Denial of Leninism      Reset Selection

Question 21 of 50

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What was the Qing Empire’s reaction to the Anglo-French attack on Beijing in 1860?

 A.Pleasure at the defeat of the invading armies 

 B.Fear over the barbarians from the Western Ocean      

 C.Agreement to a peace treaty 

 D.Signing of trading policy           Reset Selection

Question 22 of 50

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After the Portuguese arrived on the China coast, who were one of the first groups of people to follow?

 A.Jesuit missionaries     

 B.Curious scientists       

 C.Fur traders    

 D.Mercenaries  Reset Selection

Question 23 of 50

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Which of the following did not precede the European revolutions of 1848-1851?

 A.Poor harvests              

 B.Trade cycle downturn               

 C.Political stability         

 D.Financial and banking panic    Reset Selection

Question 24 of 50

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Which United States president famously called the Soviet Union the “evil empire”?




 D.Clinton            Reset Selection

Question 25 of 50

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Those who visited the 1851 International Exhibition, in which visitors left calling the nation which sponsored it the “workshop of the world,” was held in which city?




 D.Liverpool        Reset Selection

Question 26 of 50

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Which of the following terms is least descriptive of the views of Rousseau?



 C.Civilization is good     

 D.Man is born free         Reset Selection

Question 27 of 50

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In the late 18th century there were notable British travelers to India who left important narratives of their experiences behind. Which of the following was not among them?




 D.Haafner          Reset Selection

Question 28 of 50

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What was the major initiating reason that led various European powers to undertake overseas voyages to Asia?




 D.Slavery            Reset Selection

Question 29 of 50

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In the Mughal Empire, which of the following was its greatest source of architectural pride?

 A.Taj Mahal      

 B.Great Wall     

 C.The Royal Tombs        

 D.Humayun in Delhi       Reset Selection

Question 30 of 50

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Which of the following is not associated with John Locke?

 A.Two Treatises on Civil Government     


 C.Empirical theory of knowledge             

 D.Contract theory of civil government    Reset Selection

Question 31 of 50

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Which is not considered a cause of World War II?

 A.Pearl Harbor 

 B.Third Reich expansionism        

 C.Delayed reaction to Hitler       

 D.Unraveling of the WWI settlement       Reset Selection

Question 32 of 50

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Prior to 1960 no scholar had given a complete and systematic account of this aspect of Louis XIV’s thought:

 A.Political theory            

 B.Social theory 

 C.Scientific Theory         

 D.Military theory             Reset Selection

Question 33 of 50

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Which of the following was not representative of the fighting of World War I?

 A.Soldier courage          

 B.Trench squalor            

 C.High command intelligence    

 D.Futile sacrifice of life  Reset Selection

Question 34 of 50

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The secularizing belief that science, as opposed to theology, provides the supreme model for all reliable knowledge is known as?

 A.Natural Selection        



 D.Communism  Reset Selection

Question 35 of 50

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Which continent can be said to have dominated the world economy in 1890?




 D.Africa              Reset Selection

Question 36 of 50

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The Scientific Revolution is best classified as a time in which the leading thinkers believed in:

 A.Earth-centered universe          

 B.Finite universe             

 C.Infinite universe          

 D.Pre-modern universe Reset Selection

Question 37 of 50

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Which of the following is the best perspective for understanding the Cold War?




 D.Third World   Reset Selection

Question 38 of 50

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Which of the following wars is most necessary to understand and grasp the origins of the Cold War?



 C.Korean War  

 D.Vietnam War Reset Selection

Question 39 of 50

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Of the various Cold War leaders in the Soviet Union, which did the most to improve relations with the United States?




 D.Stalin               Reset Selection

Question 40 of 50

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According to David Painter, throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union was an “incomplete superpower.” What was the only area in which the Soviet Union was the equal of the United States?

 A.Popular support          

 B.Industrial infrastructure           


 D.Manpower     Reset Selection

Question 41 of 50

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By the late 20th century which of the following was not a factor that tarnished the image of Communism?

 A.Faltering Soviet economy       

 B.Awareness of human rights    

 C.Environmental abuses              

 D.Military strength         Reset Selection

Question 42 of 50

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The start of the “Agricultural Revolution” is typically associated with what general year?

 A.c. 1650           

 B.c. 1750           

 C.c. 1850           

 D.c. 1950            Reset Selection

Question 43 of 50

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Which of the following was not an impact of Asian trade on Europe between 1500 and 1820?

 A.Expanded European shipping 

 B.Good will among European companies             

 C.Improved social life   

 D.Created new fashions               Reset Selection

Question 44 of 50

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The Cold War dominated international relations between 1945 and 1991. Which is not associated with it?

 A.US and USSR tension 

 B.Costly arms race         

 C.Conflict in the Third World     

 D.Unification of domestic and international politics         Reset Selection

Question 45 of 50

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World War II is considered a catalyst in the 20th century, and by its end, did all of the following except?

 A.Accelerated the demise of Europe’s global influence   

 B.Brought to prominence the United States and Soviet Union     

 C.Continued Germany’s bid to dominate the Continent  

 D.Ushered in a new era with nuclear weapons    Reset Selection

Question 46 of 50

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Which of the following nations owned the East India Company?




 D.Netherlands   Reset Selection

Question 47 of 50

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In mid 19th century Europe, what was the main source of wealth and power of the elite?




 D.Ships Reset Selection

Question 48 of 50

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Which of the following revolutions did the most to universalize natural rights to its fulfillment by actualizing freedom and overthrowing slavery?

 A.French Revolution      

 B.Haitian Revolution     

 C.American Revolution 

 D.Agricultural Revolution             Reset Selection

Question 49 of 50

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Which of the following were not one of the main gains that Europeans received from early contact with the Americas?




 D.Silk    Reset Selection

Question 50 of 50

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The participants of the Glorious Revolution placed a greater emphasis on developing England’s Constitution than nearly any others in its history. The result is best described as:




 D.Unanimous    Reset Selection

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