Global History & Geography - June 2009

16 Which advancement in technology revolutionized the way ideas were spread throughout western
Europe in the 15th century?

(1) development of the astrolabe
(2) introduction of the telegraph
(3) improvements to the printing press
(4) creation of the telescope

17 Which phrase best completes the partial outline below?

(1) Cast bronze statues
(2) Created a system of terrace farming
(3) Invented a foot stirrup
(4) Developed chariots

18 Prices in Spain rose as colonies supplied large amounts of gold and silver. This suggests that
Spanish imports of gold and silver led to

(1) food shortages   (3) inflation
(2) unemployment   (4) self-sufficiency

19 Which form of political leadership is most closely associated with Ivan the Terrible, Suleiman the
Magnificent, and Philip II of Spain?

(1) democratic    (3) communist
(2) absolutist      (4) theocratic

20 According to John Locke, the purpose of government is to

(1) protect the natural rights of individuals
(2) serve the monarch
(3) create overseas settlements
(4) stimulate the economy

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