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A major goal of the Counter Reformation was to
a) reinstate the power of the Roman Catholic Church
b) reduce the authority of absolute monarchs
c) encourage new ideas in science and philosophy throughout Europe
d) compromise with European Protestants

During the 1400s, the cities of Venice, Constantinope, and Canton achieved prominence because their
a) locations were favorable for trade
b) pleasant climates led to an increase in population
c) democratic governments attracted trade
d) military power led to industrialization

The term mercantilism is defined as an economic system in which
a) prices are determined by the laws of supply and demand
b) colonies exist for the benefit of the colonial power
c) factors of production are owned by the government
d) the proletarial benefit at the expense of the bourgeoisie

A major reason for the end of the Aztec Empire was
a) the refusal of the people to obey their leaders
b) a conflict with the Inca Empire
c) the technology of the Spanish conquistadors
d) political corruption and an unstable government

Which statement explains the long-term significance of the travels of Christopher Columbus?
a) His interactions with the indigenous peoples served as a model for fair treatment of minorities
b) His ships were the first to complete an around-the world voyage and prove the earth was round
c) His calculations of the distance between Europe and Asia became the basis for modern maps
d) His voyages started a vast cultural exchange between the two hemispheres

The histories of the serfs in medieval Europe, the harijans in traditional India, and the native population in colonial Latin America are similar in that each group
a) used political power to improve living conditions
b) successfully revolted against rulers
c) was socially mobile
d) had little to no political power

Which geographic characteristic has had a similar influence on Turkey, Egypt, and Panama?
a) isolation of people by mountain ranges
b) location near strategic waterways
c) expansion of deserts into fertile lands
d) possession of large deposits of oil

One way in which the writers of the Renaissance were influenced by the writers of ancient Greece was that the Renaissance writers
a) stressed the power of human reason
b) promoted the religious doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church
c) showed little interest in secular affairs
d) produced few scientific ideas

Which philosopher would most likely agree with this statement:...and in the actions of men, and especially of princes,...the end justifies the means
a) Baron de Montesquieu
b) Niccolo Machiavelli
c) Voltaire
d) John Locke

The purpose of the encomienda system in Latin America was to
a) control overpopulation in urban centers
b) convert native peoples to Protestantism
c) obtain labor and taxes from the native peoples in the Spanish colonies
d) introduce political ideas into the colonies gradually

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