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During which time period is Europe said to have awakened from a deep sleep?
a) The Renaissance
b) The Reformation
c) The Inquisition
d) The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

What was the primary interest of writers of the Enlightenment Era?
a) changing the relationship between people and their government
b) supporting the divine right theory
c) debating the role of the church in society
d) promoting increased power for European monarchs

The abolition of slavery was based on which Enlightenment idea?
a) Liberty as a natural right of man
b) Separation of government powers
c) personal rights as less important than civil order
d) the authority of absolute monarchs

In 1899, Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem entitled the White Man's Burden. Which idea about imperialism is reflected in Kipling's poem?
a) African and European people are socially equal
b) Africans were grateful to Europeans for helping them
c) the practice of imperialism was unpopular in Europe
d) Europeans felt a responsibility to care for undeveloped nations

World War II is considered to be a turning point in history because
a) The League of Nations demonstrated that an international organization could maintain world peace
b) The war brought an end to dictatorships as a form of government
c) European domination of the world began to weaken as nationalism in colonies increased
d) Religious and ethnic differences were no longer a source of conflict between nations

Which is one reason the Holocaust is considered a unique event in modern European history?
a) Jews of Europe have seldom been victims of persecution
b) Civilians were rarely killed during air raids on Great Britain
c) Adolf Hitler concealed his anti-Jewish feelings until after he came to power
d) The genocide was planned in detail and required the cooperation of many people

Describe the effectiveness of the League of Nations in its aims to achieve international peace.
a) It was effective as evidenced by the time that lapsed between World War I and World War II
b) it was ineffective as evidenced by the relatively short time lapse between World War I and World War II
c) it was effective as evidenced by the four countries that declared war against Germany in 1939
d) it was ineffective as evidenced by the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776.

How have terrorist groups and their movements impacted society in various countries?
a) Terrorists create panic by breaking basic rules of society and attempting to destroy the social systems of target countrie
b) Terrorists create tensions by bringing adversaries together to resolve differences in democratic processes
c) Terrorist groups have influenced many governments to join their efforts and create their own terrorist networks
d) Terrorist groups have caused governments to eliminate corruption and to apply laws equally within societies

What major purpose summarizes the goals of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the European Union (EU)
a) to encourage political and economic cooperation between member nations
b) to end colonialism in member nations
c) to control overpopulation in member nations
d) to provide military assistance to member nations

How does Japan ensure that it exports more products than it imports?
a) it practices free trade
b) it restricts foreign imports
c) it has a policy of balanced trade
d) it imports most of its ships

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