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European History Quiz 1
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This quiz covers European History from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution. See how much you know about this period in history
The English Reformation came about because _____.
Parliament wished to destroy the church
Henry VIII wanted a new wife
Philip II hated the pope
The executive power under Louis XIV of France operated through four royal councils. Which council handled taxes and tariffs?
Council of Finance
Council of Dispatch
Council of State
The Glorious Revolution was significant for ____.
Returning England to a Catholic Commonwealth
Bloodlessly deposing James II in favor of William and Mary
Restoring Charles II and the Stuart Dynasty to power
Louis XIV of France reduced the power of his nobles by ___.
Bribing them with marriage alliances
Keeping them at court with trivial duties
Keeping them away at battle
The secret Treaty of Dover between Louis XIV of France and Charles II of England gave enough money to ___.
Build a navy to fight the Dutch
Rule without Parliament
The Toleration Act of 1689 granted religious freedom for everyone except for ___ and ___.
Protestants and Catholics
Anglicans and Puritans
Unitarians and Catholics
Unitarians and Protestants
Anglicans and Catholics
Those massacred on St. Bartholomew's Day were ___.
In England, the Restoration refers to ___.
The end of the persecution of the Catholics
The return of the monarchy
A time of civil war and anarchy
The incident that prompted the Glorious Revolution in 1688 was ___.
The king's marriage to the Duchess of Orange
A religious alliance with France
The birth of a son to the king who would be raised a Catholic
Charles I of England ___.
Reigned peacefully for 42 years
Was executed by his own people after the English Civil War
Built a new palace after the Great London Fire
In "The Spirit of the Laws" he argued that a government should respond to its environment.
In contrast to absolute monarchs, a constitutional monarch is limited by ____.
His own sense of morality
The purpose of the Congress of Vienna was to ___.
Curb the British Empire's bid for power
Rework European boundaries in the aftermath of Napoleon
Squash the French Revolution
Brazilian independence ____.
Came as the result of a series of bloody battles
Was resisted by Don Pedro and his Portuguese Army
Came relatively peaceful
Napoleon failed to subdue the Russians in 1812 because ____.
He was overextended and the Russians refused to surrender
His army succumbed to the oppressive summer heat
He could not break through the Russian defenses at Moscow
Although the new governments of Latin America called themselves republics, they were actually __.
This battle finally ended Napoleon's power and resulted in his banishment to St. Helena, where he died.
Battle of Berlin
Battle of Austerlitz
Battle of Waterloo
The corrupt and inefficient government overthrown by Napoleon I.
Council of Five Hundred
Czar Nicholas I of Russia created this division of the government to put down agitation and discontent.
The 1848 upheavals in France led to the abdication and flight of this "Citizen King".
In China, representatives of foreign countries had to perform this ritual by prostrating themselves on the floor before the emperor 3 times and knock their heads on the floor as a sign of submission.
It means rebirth and refers to the movement to win Italian unity and liberty.
This was the period of disillusioned conservatism that followed the Reign of Terror.
These were Latin American military dictators who concentrated power in their own hands, rewriting or ignoring constitutions in the process.
The monarch who came to the throne once Napoleon was exiled to Elba.
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