NYS Regents


Base you answer to question 12 on the illustration below and on your knowledge
of social studies.

12 Which explanation for the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
is best supported by this illustration?

1 The Aztec religion encouraged nonviolence.
2 The nations of Europe allied with the Spanish against the Aztec rulers.
3 The conquistadors were defending their homeland.
4 Spanish technology was a major factor in the defeat of the Aztecs.

13 ". . . suspending laws . . . by regal (royal) authority without consent of
Parliament is illegal."
  -English Bill of Rights, 1689

Which form of government does the quotation support?

1 limited monarchy         3 totalitarian
2 dynastic rule                4 theocracy

14 The Magna Carta, the Glorious Revolution, and the writings of John 
Locke all contributed to Great Britain's development of

1 absolute monarchy
2 ethnic rivalries
3 parliamentary democracy
4 imperialist policies

15 Which statement best describes the effects of the works of Nicolaus 
Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and Rene Descartes?

1 The acceptance of traditional authority was strengthened.
2 The scientific method was used to solve problems.
3 Funding to education was increased by the English government.
4 Interest in Greek and Roman drama was renewed.

16 A major concept promoted by philosophers of the Enlightenment
was the need for

1 a return to traditional medieval ideas
2 the use of reason for rational and logical thinking
3 overseas expansion by western European nations
4 strengthening the power of the organized religions

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