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What was the Edict of Nantes issued in an effort to do?
a) bring an end to violent religious conflicts in France
b) increase the political power of the French Catholics
c) increase the political power of the Huguenots
d) break the power of the French nobility

What was the main cause of the eight civil wars that were fought in France between 1562 and 1598?
a) religious differences
b) the lack of a clear heir to the throne
c) economic hardship
d) class differences

What was the significance of the English Bill of Rights?
a) It made clear the limits of royal power.
b) It restored power to the monarch.
c) It allowed for the bloodless overthrow of King James II.
d) It established the group of government ministers known as the cabinet.

What was the Thirty Years' War a conflict over?
a) religion, territory, and power among European ruling families
b) the invasion of Silesia by the king of Prussia
c) the alliance of Maria Theresa and the French kings
d) the closing of Catholic churches by Ferdinand II

What were some of Philip II's accomplishments as king of Spain?
a) He defended Roman Catholicism and helped stimulate the arts.
b) He reformed the culture and made Spain a power to be reckoned with.
c) He won territory in the Seven Years' War.
d) He built up the strongest army in the world with 80,000 men.

What were some of the things Peter the Great did to westernize Russia?
a) He raised women's status and made nobles wear Western fashions.
b) He introduced the potato and tobacco, both of which became staples.
c) He moved the capital of Russia to Moscow, which has a seaport.
d) He established the outdoor market and promoted the arts.

Which of the following did the Glorious Revolution bring to England's throne?
a) William and Mary
b) James II
c) Charles I
d) Oliver Cromwell

Which of the following did the Restoration restore to power in England?
a) the monarchy, as an institution
b) the king who had been overthrown in the civil war
c) the Catholics
d) Parliament

Which of the following reflects the chronological order of events in English history?
a) the English Civil War-the Restoration-the Glorious Revolution
b) the Glorious Revolution-the Restoration-the English Civil War
c) the English Civil War-the Glorious Revolution-the Restoration
d) the Restoration-the English Civil War-the Glorious Revolution

Which war resulted in the beginning of the modern state system in Europe?
a) Thirty Years' War
b) Seven Years' War
c) War of the Spanish Succession
d) War of the Austrian Succession

Which war was sparked by religious conflict and resulted in the increased power of France, the weakening of Spain and Austria, and the devastation of Germany?
a) the Thirty Years' War
b) the Seven Years' War
c) the War of the Spanish Succession
d) the War of the Austrian Succession

Who inherited the Austrian throne only after Charles VI had the other European powers sign an agreement declaring they would recognize the heir?
a) Maria Theresa
b) William of Orange
c) Anastasia Romanov
d) Frederick the Great

Why did Peter the Great build the city of St. Petersburg?
a) He wanted a city on a seaport that would make it easier to travel to the West.
b) He wanted a city named after himself so that he would be remembered.
c) He didn't like Moscow, so he decided to build a new city.
d) He wanted to build a city that was just like the European cities he visited.

Why did strong states form more slowly in central Europe than in western Europe?
a) They had weak empires and poor economies without a middle class.
b) They experienced terrible losses during the Thirty Years' War.
c) The citizens in the empires overthrew one ruler after another.
d) The rulers wore too many crowns and ruled too much land.

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