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World History Quarter 1 Benchmark

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  • Q1
    What is the purpose of a constitution?
    It is the law which sets up the structure and operation of the government.
    It is a petition signed by those wishing to represent the people.
    It is an opinion created by religious leaders to rule the citizens of a nation.
    It establishes favorable balance of trade for a nation.
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the primary function of the Bill of Rights?
    To limit the rights of the citizens
    To protect the rights of the citizens
    To state the role of the government
    To ensure the strength of the government
    30s
  • Q3
    How were the American Revolution & French Revolution similar?
    Both led to increased rights for the wealthy
    Both resulted in anarchy
    Both were inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment
    Both led to unlimited governments
    30s
  • Q4
    Which part of the United States Bill of Rights most clearly reflects the influence of Voltaire?
    The use of Checks & Balances
    The separation of powers
    Freedom of Speech & Religion
    The three branches of government
    30s
  • Q5
    What was the importance/significance of the Glorious Revolution in England?
    It led to a 10 year Civil War
    It was a bloody event that led unlimited power of the monarch
    It limited the power of the monarch
    It increased the power of the monarch
    30s
  • Q6
    What purpose did Spain, France, and England share when establishing colonies in the "New World"?
    They all wanted religious freedom
    They all wanted ore land for their growing population
    They all wanted to increase their wealth
    They all wanted to share their culture and improve their lives
    30s
  • Q7
    Which European country used superior weapons and technology to claim the most land in North & South America?
    Portugal
    Spain
    France
    England
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the name of the economic system that is based upon private ownership of business in order to make a profit?
    Socialism
    Mercantilism
    Absolutism
    Capitalism
    30s
  • Q9
    Which groups of people were in the growing middle class in Europe?
    Peasants
    Merchants
    Nobles
    Royalty
    30s
  • Q10
    Why did both Chinese and Japanese implement a policy of isolation towards Europeans in the 1500s?
    They were being invaded and controlled by the Europeans
    They were resisting being enslaved by the Europeans
    They were not interested in products offered for trade by the Europeans.
    They wanted to stop the spread of Christianity in their culture
    30s
  • Q11
    In the Americas, which group of Europeans had the most cooperative relationship with the Native Americans?
    English plantation owners
    Spanish conquistadors
    French fur traders
    New England merchants
    30s
  • Q12
    What did French & Russian rulers have in common in the 1600s & 1700s?
    They adopted Enlightenment ideas
    They gave limited rights to the middle class
    They allowed the nobles to share their power
    They ruled with unlimited power
    30s
  • Q13
    Which of the following limited the power of the King of England?
    Royal Colonies
    The Magna Carta
    Church of England
    Mercantilism
    30s
  • Q14
    What was the impact of the slave trade on Africa?
    African leaders became wealthy and the culture began to thrive
    Africans united to resist Europeans
    Forced migration from Africa led to a decrease in the population
    Europeans were able to take over large parts of Africa as colonies
    30s
  • Q15
    What technological advancements made it possible for Europeans to explore the world?
    the astrolabe, the caravel, and church leadership
    the system of maps, the astrolabe, and the steamship
    the compass, the astrolabe, and the caravel
    the rudder, the caravel, and the steamship
    30s

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