Power of the State
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. The English Civil War resulted in England removing the monarch from power--- who was the person that lead the New Model Army as well as the Protectorate?
    answer choices
    Oliver Johnson
    Oliver Cromwell
    William Cromwell
    Lucas Oliver
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Who built St. Petersburg to establish a warm water port for his country?
    answer choices
    Frederick the Great
    Louis XIV
    Peter the Great
    Ivan the Terrible
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. This absolute monarch weakened his nobles by forcing them to live with him and occupied them with ridiculous tasks.
    answer choices
    Phillip II
    Louis XIV
    Frederick the Great
    James II
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Which English document gave citizens freedom of speech, limited royal power and served as a model for US documents?
    answer choices
    English Bill of Rights
    English Petition of Rights
    Magna Carta
    The Leviathan
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What inspired Peter I to adopt Western style and dress?
    answer choices
    He lived and studied in western europe
    He read about them in books
    His cousin shared these ideas
    The Holy Roman Empire invaded Russia
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. How did the son of Ivan IV die?
    answer choices
    Assassin stabbed him in his carriage
    Heart Attack
    Frostbite
    Killed by Ivan IV
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which group was granted religious freedom by the issuing of the Edict of Nantes? 
    answer choices
    Presbyterians
    Huguenots
    Catholics
    Lutherans
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following reflects the chronological order of events in English history?
    answer choices
    the Glorious Revolution-the Restoration-the English Civil War
    the English Civil War-the Restoration-the Glorious Revolution
    the English Civil War-the Glorious Revolution-the Restoration
    the Restoration-the English Civil War-the Glorious Revolution
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Russian dynasty
    answer choices
    Habsburg
    Romanov
    Hohenzollern
    Stuart
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. English dynasty under James I
    answer choices
    Tudor
    Stuart
    Bourbon
    Hasbsurg
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Dynasty of France from Henry IV until the Revolution?
    answer choices
    Stuart
    Tudor
    Bourbon
    of Orange
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Who called himself/had himself nicknamed the "Sun King?"
    answer choices
    James II
    Louis XIV
    Charles I
    Leopold VI
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What is Phillip of Spain best known for?
    answer choices
    His protection of the Catholic Church
    His thrifty spending practices and modern navy
    His successful takeover of England
    His edicts of toleration for protestantism and anabaptists
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Economic theory used by France to acquire wealth and increase exports.
    answer choices
    Balance of Trade
    Trickle down economics
    Mercantilism
    Keynesian Economics
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Louis XIV built this as a symbol of his power and wealth?
    answer choices
    Arc De Triumph
    Palace of Versailles
    Eiffel Tower
    El Escorial 
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. What happened when Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes and the Huguenots left?
    answer choices
    the army was weakened
    the French economy was weakened
    the power base of Henry IV was destroyed
    the French bureaucracy was damaged
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. After the English Civil War Oliver Cromwell established a Republic but then established a _____________.
    answer choices
    Monarchy
    Military Dictatorship
    Constitutional Monarchy
    Autocracy
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. ______ was the Czar of Russia who became obsessed with boats and began to modernize and westernize Russia.
    answer choices
    Peter the Great
    Alexander the Great
    Catherine the Great
    Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a serf?
    answer choices
    A peasant who worked the land of a lord
    A wealthy noble who liked to surf
    A peasant who fought in the Thirty Years War
    A kind of water monkey
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Peter the Great is known for making all of the following reforms EXCEPT:
    answer choices
    Building Russia's first Navy.
    Limiting the power of the nobility and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
    Reforming the clothing and facial hair of the nobility.
    Marrying an English Lady in Waiting to create an alliance.
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. After the 30 Years War there was a competition for power in the old lands of the Holy Roman Empire. Known as "German Dualism" - what were these countries?
    answer choices
    Austria and France
    Prussia and Saxony
    Austria and Prussia
    Prussia and Switzerland
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. Prussia asserted itself as separate from Austria in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
    answer choices
    Collected taxes and funded a military separate from Austria
    Brought in Dutch experts in canals, economy and agriculture
    Welcomed Jews and Huguenots from France
    Fought Austria in a war to declare their independence
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. What empire is this?
    answer choices
    Austria
    Prussia
    France
    Russia
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. Why was Austria going to be in trouble in the future?
    answer choices
    They didn't have a single government or language for the entire Empire.
    They didn't win any wars during this era, so they lost funding and money.
    They lost all of the money from the wars and couldn't raise taxes.
    They welcomed Jews and Muslims into their territories which caused a wave of religious wars.
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. In what way was Austria's capital of Vienna one of the "last medieval cities?"
    answer choices
    It still had city walls and a "ring" until they defeated the Ottomans.
    It had no running water and was consistently plagued by disease.
    It was controlled by the Ottoman Empire, who was in decline.
    Austria lacked the funds to build in the "ring" so they had to wait.
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. How did absolute monarchs maintain their authority?
    answer choices
    By controlling a centralized bureaucracy, standing army & economic policies designed to maximize the wealth of the state.
    Through implementation of a strict policy of consulting with a parliamentary body as designated by the voting districts.
    Through maintaining a strong military as to create a balance of power withing a particular geographic region.
    Developing an economic policy focused on expansion within one's state as well as overseas expansion.
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. Who was Louis XIII's chief minister?  He strengthened the monarchy's power.
    answer choices
    Cardinal Richelieu
    Cardinal Mazarin
    Louis La Vau
    Mary Tudor
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. The cost of building palaces, maintaining his court, and pursuing his wars made finances a crucial issue for Louis XIV.  He was fortunate in having the services of his controller-general of finances.  Who was it?
    answer choices
    Jean-Baptiste Colbert
    Cardinal Mazarin
    Stephen Colbert
    Cardinal Richelieu
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. Which person is credited with saying "L' etat, c' est moi" (I am the state)?
    answer choices
    Louis XIV
    James I
    Charles I
    Frederick William I
  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. The first King of the Stuart Dynasty,  _______, had the Bible translated from Latin into the English of his day.
    answer choices
    James I
    James II
    Charles I
    Charles II
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. The war between Charles I and Parliament is called the ________.
    answer choices
    English Civil War
    Wars of the Roses
    Hundred Years War
    Thirty Years War
  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. The leader of Parliament was _______ in the English Civil War.
    answer choices
    Oliver Cromwell
    Gustavus Adolphus
    William of Orange
    Anne of Gables
  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q. There was a movement of "Restoration" after Cromwell died, which made _______ the new king.
    answer choices
    Charles II
    Charles I
    James II
    William and Mary
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. England distaste for Catholicism led to them inviting a new King and Queen to rule England, as long as they signed a document LIMITING the power of the monarchy.  This bold move is called the ____________.
    answer choices
    Glorious Revolution
    Restoration
    English Civil War
    Wars of the Roses
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. In the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary signed the _________, which forever limited the power of English kings and allowed Parliament to grow in power since they represented the people.
    answer choices
    English Bill of Rights
    Petition of Right
    Declaration of Independence
    Articles of Confederation
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. Traditionally, which has NOT been considered an “absolutist” government of the 17th century?
    answer choices
    England
    Russia
    France
    Spain
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. Rich land owning nobles of Russia were called:
    answer choices
    Junkers
    Boyars
    Lords
    Vassals
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is the most important reason for the English Civil War?
    answer choices
    The relative levels of poverty in England.
    Conflicts between Puritans and Catholics.
    Conflicts between Parliament and the king.
    The king’s attempt to impose the Book of Common Prayer on Scotland.
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. Ivan IV took the title of
    answer choices
    Tsar.
    King.
    Emperor
    Caesar
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Who were the Oprichniki?
    answer choices
    Russian nobles loyal to the Tsar.
    Secret police loyal to the Tsar.
    The family and heirs of the Tsar.
    Monks who enforced the religion of the Tsar. 
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. Ivan the Terrible's cruelty was aimed mainly at...
    answer choices
    serfs
    merchants
    priests
    nobles
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. Define divine right.
    answer choices
    Monarchs thought that they were divine so people had to worship them
    God wanted the monarchy to stop
    Monarchs believe that God sent them to rule
    Monarchs believe God made them Angels
  • Question 43
    30 seconds
    Q. Dynasty of Prussia...
    answer choices
    Habsburg
    Tudor
    Romanov
    Hohenzollern
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following was NOT a strategy Prussian King Frederick William I used to make his new country great?
    answer choices
    Investing in public education
    Building a massive palace that would inspire awe at the glory of Prussia.
    Cutting government expenses to save money.
    Investing heavily in the armed forces.
  • Question 45
    30 seconds
    Q. How did Frederick William the Great build Prussia into a European power?
    answer choices
    By investing heavily in the growth of his army.
    By seeking to control territories in North America.
    By forging an alliance with England.
    By seeking diplomatic recognition from other leaders.
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