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One important result of the French Revolution was that
(a)France enjoyed a lengthy 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
Answer is: CNA


Which statement is a valid generalization about the immediate results of the French Revolution of 1789?
(a)the Roman Catholic Church increased its power and wealth
(b)The revolution achieved its power and wealth
(c)The revolution had little impact outside France
(d)The French middle class gained more power
Answer is: DNA


Which is a characteristic of a feudal society?
(a)Rapid social change
(b)High literacy rate
(c)Industrial-based economy
(d)Rigid class structure
Answer is: DNA


In which region of the world did the American Revolution and the French Revolution have the greatest influence during the 1980s?
(a)Southeast Asia
(b)Latin America
(c)South Asia
(d)sub-Saharan Africa
Answer is: BNA


Which quotation best reflects a feeling of nationalism?
(a)An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
(b)A person's greatest social obligation is loyalty to the family
(c)For God, King and Country
(d)Opposition to evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good
Answer is: CNA


According to Karl Marx, history is the record of the
(a)granting of more political liberties to all people
(b)struggle between classes in society
(c)wars and conflicts between national leaders
(d)increasing prosperity brought about by industrialization
Answer is: BNA


"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains…Worker of the world, unite!"
This statement was made in response to conditions resulting from the
(a)Protestant Reformation
(b)Counter Reformation
(c)Commercial Revolution
(d)Industrial Revolution
Answer is: DNA


In Japan, the Meiji Restoration resulted in the
(a)division of the nation between the European powers
(b)modernization of the nation's industry
(c)abolition of the position of emperor
(d)government being controlled by the samurai
Answer is: BNA


The modernization of Japan during the Meiji Restoration resulted in
(a)a return to a feudal system of government
(b)the rise of Japan as an imperialistic nation
(c)an alliance between China, Korea, Russia, and Japan
(d)a strengthening of Japan's isolationist policies
Answer is: BNA


A primary purpose for building the Suez Canal was to
(a)encourage Jewish settlement in the nearby Palestine
(b)increase trade between the Middle East, Europe and Asia
(c)reduce the time needed for travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
(d)allow Indian merchants to reach the east coast of Africa
Answer is: BNA
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