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John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau would be most likely to support
a) a return to feudalism in Europe.
b) a government ruled by a divine monarchy.
c) a society ruled by the Catholic Church.
d) the right of citizens to decide the best form of government.

European imperialism promoted the development of nationalism in Asian and African countries by
a) unintentionally uniting people to oppose foreign domination.
b) promoting free trade associations among the colonies.
c) establishing Christianity as the common religion.
d) discouraging patriotic feelings toward the mother country.

In a number of European countries in the 1800s, which situation occurred as a result of the influence of the French Revolution?
a) increase in religious conflict
b) rise of nationalistic movements
c) decentralization of government power
d) economic depression

A primary cause of the French Revolution in 1789 was the
a) increasing dissatisfaction of the Third Estate.
b) rise to power of Napoleon Bonaparte.
c) actions of Prince Metternich.
d) execution of Louis XIV.

In Japan, the period of the Meiji Restoration was primarily characterized by
a) strict isolation.
b) feudal government.
c) religious revival.
d) reform and modernization.

Which phrase best expresses the ideas of nineteenth century British foreign policy?
a) blood and iron
b) white man's burden
c) liberty, equality, fraternity
d) peace, land, and bread

One important result of the French Revolution was that
a) France enjoyed a healthy period of peace and prosperity.
b) the Church was restored to its former role and power in the French government.
c) political power shifted to the bourgeoisie.
d) France lost its spirit of nationalism.

An important result of the Industrial Revolution was the
a) concentration of workers in urban areas.
b) increased desire of the wealthy class to share its power.
c) formation of powerful craft guilds.
d) control of agricultural production by governments.

Which term refers to the Jewish movement to establish a homeland in Palestine?
a) Zionism
b) Marxism
c) animism
d) secularism

Which was a major effect of European rule in Africa?
a) decreased dependence of African nations on imports
b) development of subsistence agriculture
c) improved transportation and communication systems
d) increased use of barter

During the early 1800s, which was a major influence of the struggles for political independence in Latin America?
a) poor conditions in urban centers in Latin America
b) the American and French Revolutions
c) the desire of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America to escape European control
d) demands by Latin American workers to own their own factories

Nationalism in most likely to develop in an area that has
a) land suited to agriculture.
b) adequate industry to supply consumer demands.
c) a moderate climate with rivers for irrigation.
d) common customs, language, and history.

Which statement about nationalism is most accurate?
a) It becomes a unifying force among a people.
b) It encourages diversity within nation-states.
c) It prevents the rise of militarism.
d) It eliminates the ethnic identities of different groups.

In Japan, between 1602 and 1868, the most notable action taken by the Tokugawa Shogunate was the
a) military conquest of China.
b) development of extensive trade with the Americas.
c) formation of cultural links with the Americas.
d) virtual isolation of the country from the outside world.

Russia in the 1700s and Japan in the 1800s were similar in that both countries
a) began the process of modernization after a long period of isolationism.
b) developed democratic governments after years under absolute monarchies.
c) refused to accept western technological ideas.
d) adopted socialist economic systems after capitalism failed.

The arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in Japan in 1853 signaled the end of Japanese
a) cultural contacts with the west.
b) policies of isolationism.
c) militarism in Southeast Asia.
d) trade relations with the United States.

The writers and philosophers of the Enlightenment believed that government decisions should be based on
a) fundamental religious beliefs.
b) the concept of the divine right of kings.
c) laws of nature and reason.
d) traditional values.

According to Karl Marx, the course of history is determined by
a) religious wars.
b) nationalistic uprisings.
c) economic class struggle.
d) political domination.

Which situation led to the defeat of China in the Opium War (1839–1842)?
a) a civil war on the Sino-Tibetan border
b) the technological advances of European powers
c) a famine that weakened the Chinese military
d) the lack of support for the Manchu government from Chinese scholars

Which was the characteristic of Western European nations that most enabled them to establish colonies in Asia and Africa?
a) rigid social class structures
b) self-sufficiency in natural resources
c) frequent political revolutions
d) advanced technology

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