World History Nine Weeks Exam Mr. Ron McCants, Teacher
____ 1. What should people put aside?
a. prejudice c. material objects
b. their own judgement d. wrong thinking
____ 2. James I of England believed in the divine right of kings, which is
a. the belief that a king was granted the wisdom of God upon ascending to the throne, and
therefore was faultless.
b. the concept that kings were equal to God, and therefore did not have to live by the laws of
c. the theory that kings alone could know the mind of God, and therefore could determine the
future through divination.
d. the idea that kings receive their power from God and are responsible only to God.
____ 3. What had never happened during Queen Elizabeth’s twenty-six year reign?
a. The members of Parliament had never gathered.
b. England had never gone to war.
c. Laws had never been passed.
d. Treaties had never been signed.
____ 4. King Louis XIV chose to ____.
a. live at Versailles c. build a city at Saint-Germain
b. paint the vistas of Saint-Germain d. plant trees at Versailles
____ 5. What disadvantage did the British have in India?
a. a lack of military leadership c. a lack of allies
b. a lack of knowledge of the terrain d. a lack of weapons
____ 6. By 1590, Toyotomi Hideyoshi had
a. brought a long period of peace to Japan.
b. expelled all Jesuit missionaries and persecuted Japanese Christians.
c. limited European merchants to Beijing, where their ships were permitted to dock only
once per year.
d. persuaded most of the daimyo to accept his authority.
____ 7. Who is considered to be the greatest of all Japanese poets?
a. Konichi Wa c. Matsuo Basho
b. Kabuki d. Sapphora
____ 8. In Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s concept of a social contract,
a. an entire society agrees to be governed by its general will.
b. punishments are not exercises in brutality, and capital punishment is discarded.
c. the government should not interfere in economic matters.
d. women should be granted rights nearly equal to those of men.
____ 9. ____ was the first country to grant diplomatic recognition to the new American state.
a. France c. Spain
b. Prussia d. Austria
____ 10. According to Robespierre, what is necessary to ensure that liberty exists?
a. magistrates c. citizens
b. justice d. the republic
11. Slaves were brought to the Americas in order to grow ____________________.
12. The Portuguese were pushed out of the spice trade in Southeast Asia by the ____________________.
13. A ____________________ is a body of nonelective government officials.
14. ____________________ believed humans were guided not by reason and moral ideals, but by a ruthless
struggle for self-preservation.
15. One of the first advocates for women’s rights was _________________________.
16. During the Enlightenment ____________________ tried “to lower religion to the level of the lowest people’s
17. When the Estates-General convened in May, 1789, it was the intention of Louis XVI to
18. During the ____________________, close to 40,000 people were killed.
19. In its policy of dechristianization, the National Convention designated the cathedral of Notre Dame a
____________________ of ____________________.
20. ____________________ is the unique cultural identity of a people based on their common factors.
a. Amerigo Vespucci f. Christopher Columbus
b. Moluccas g. Ibo
c. Portuguese h. triangular trade
d. Vasco da Gama i. Dutch
e. sugarcane plantations j. New Netherlands
____ 21. sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to India
____ 22. discovered the Americas
____ 23. wrote many letters describing his voyages to the New World
____ 24. the English seized it and renamed it New York
____ 25. the pattern of trade that connected Europe, Africa and Asia, and the American continents
____ 26. this society produced more slaves than practically any other on the African continent
____ 27. known to Europeans as the Spice Islands
____ 28. African slaves supplied labor for them
____ 29. controlled Spice Islands until driven out by the Dutch
____ 30. formed the East India Company and West India Company
List one economic and political factor that caused depopulation of some areas.
According to this passage, what ignited the Thirty Years’ War?
Which celestial body did Ptolemy believe was at the center of the universe, and what
is the term for that system?
In this passage, what is the function of the “invisible hand”?
What effect did the Louisiana Purchase have on the United States?
World History Nine Weeks Exam Mr. Ron McCants, Teacher
1. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
2. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: A
3. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
4. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
5. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
6. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: A
7. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
8. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: C
9. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: E
10. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
11. ANS: sugarcane
12. ANS: Dutch
13. ANS: bureaucracy
14. ANS: Thomas Hobbes
15. ANS: Mary Wollstonecraft
16. ANS: John Wesley
17. ANS: raise taxes
18. ANS: Reign of Terror
19. ANS: temple, reason
20. ANS: Nationalism
21. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: A
22. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: E
23. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
24. ANS: J PTS: 1 DIF: A
25. ANS: H PTS: 1 DIF: E
26. ANS: G PTS: 1 DIF: E
27. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
28. ANS: E PTS: 1 DIF: A
29. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
30. ANS: I PTS: 1 DIF: A
31. ANS: market for slaves in the Middle East
32. ANS: The Thirty Years’ War began when a Hapsburg monarch closed the Protestant churches in Bohemia.
33. ANS: Earth; geocentric
34. ANS: It makes it so that men who pursue their own economic interests end up helping all of society.
35. ANS: It transformed it into a nation of near-continental size.