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Semester Review

Quiz by Samy Mack

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  • Q1
    Why is Europe called a "peninsula of peninsulas"
    Europe has more than 24,000 miles of coastline.
    Europe has water on all sides
    Europe is a peninsula and it contains peninsulas.
    Europe has many waterways.
  • Q2
    What is a mistral?
    land that has been taken from the seabed
    a cold wind that bring cold, dry weather
    water surrounded on three sides by land
    an ocean current of warm water
  • Q3
    About how long is the Mediterranean Sea?
    1,000 miles
    10, 000 miles
    2,500 miles
    500 miles
  • Q4
    What is one way explorers helped Europe's rulers in the 1400s?
    they helped rulers improve fishing industries
    They helped rulers build empires and spread religious beliefs.
    They built many inland waterways
    They helped rulers become allies.
  • Q5
    What are fjords?
    the German name for ports
    very narrow bays found in Norway
    polders built in the Netherlands
    giant walls used to hold back seawater
  • Q6
    What was possibly the most lasting achievement of Greek civilization?
    laying the groundwork for democracy
    always having great leaders
    enabling transportation and communication
    having many city-states
  • Q7
    Alexander the Great spread ideas about what?
    ways to rule and extend an empire
    his father's accomplishments in math, music, and history
    Greek ideas about democracy, science, and philosophy
    Macedonian approaches to government, religion , and power
  • Q8
    In reality, who founded Rome?
    the Etruscans
    the plebeians
    the people of Latium, or Latin's
    the Romans
  • Q9
    What was significant about the Twelve Tables of 450 B.C.?
    It was a plan for rebelling against Etruscan King Tarquin.
    They spelled out the responsibilities of Roman citizens.
    Laws enacted gave Roman women the right to vote.
    They marked the beginning of the Roman Empire.
  • Q10
    What period lasted from 500-1500 A.D.?
    the Middle Ages
    the Reformation
    the Crusades
    the Renaissance
  • Q11
    What is the name of the people who had the most lasting influence of early Russia?
    the Cimmerian
    The Slavs
    the Poles
    the Vikings
  • Q12
    What leader ended Mongol rule in Russia?
    Prince Yuri of Moscow
    Ivan the Terrible
    Grand Prince Dimitry
    Ivan the Great
  • Q13
    Which phrase best describes a secular country?
    one in which there is little morality
    one in which there is no religious choice
    one in which the church is less powerful
    one in which religion is outlawed
  • Q14
    What is socialism?
    a system in which the government controls the economy
    a system in which one political party rules
    a system in which two political parties control the government and production
    a system in which one political party controls the government and all production.
  • Q15
    What are collective farms?
    farms on which workers produce food and receive a share of the surplus crops.
    farms on which workers can, after a certain amount of time, buy their own farmland.
    farms on which workers produce the amount of food they need to feed their families.
    farms on which food is collected and distributed to those who most need it

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