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History 102 Final

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London is the capital of what european country?
England
Which of the following is NOT true of London?
It was the heart of the habsburg empire
Amsterdam is the capitol of what european country?
Netherlands
London is located on which major river
Thames
Amsterdam is a port city connected to which major body of water?
North Sea
Which of the following is NOT true of amsterdam in the 16th and 17th centuries?
It was a key coal mining center
the growth of insurance in the 17th century reflects
the risks of the rapidly growing maritime transportation of goods
The bank of england was established in what year?
1694
Which of the following is true about the Bank of England?
All the above
______ became the primary method of payment between merchants in early-modern europe.
Bills of exchange
The civil war in france in the 17th century was called?
Fronde
the Fronde helped to lead to
absolutist style rule in france
The glorious revolution ended the reign of which english monarch?
James II
The glorious revolution in England signaled
All the above
which french king used the palace of versailles to help limit the power of the nobility?
Louis XIV
Louis XIV and his ministers succeeded in
all of the above
Who revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685?
Louis XIV
isaac Newton achieved all of the following except?
Helped establish the science of Chemistry
What english scientist developed the theory of universal gravitation?
Issac Newton
The Civil war in france in the 17th century was called?
Fronde
The war of Austrian succession began in what year?
1740
The war of austrian succession brought many europe countries into conflict over whose succession to the vast hapsburg lands?
Maria Theresa
Maria theresa inherited the throne of ______ in 1740?
The australian empire
The seven years' war brought together as allies which traditional enemies? q
France and Austria
The seven years' war signaled the rise of which european power?
Prussia
Which european conflict brought about a sustained period of peace and reform in eastern europe?
The seven years' war
peter the great was the ruler of which european country in the 18th century?
Russia
What was the focus of peter the Great's reforms?
increasing military efficienty
which of peter the greats reforms created an official hierarchy of state, establishing the social rank of every subject in his kingdom?
Table of Ranks
What earned king frederick II the title " the great"
His military prowess
Who modernized the prussian state, including codifying it laws, abolishing torture, and instituting more efficient agricultural techniques?
Frederick the Great
" Great Britain" was formed in 1707 by the unification of which two kingdoms?
England and scotland
The american revolutionary war was fought between the american colonists and which european power?
Britain
Which issue with Britain most upset the American colonists leading up to the American Revolutionary War?
Taxation
Britain enacted a series of new taxes and duties on the American colonies in the 1760's to help pay for the costs in which war?
7 years war
Voltaire was the pen name of which enlightenment philosopher?
Francois-marie Arouet
Voltaire's writings were very influential in which historical event?
French revolution
Voltaire was especially known for_____?
challenging all existing forms of authority
the first encyclopedia was edited by which french philosopher?
Denis Diderot
in the 18th century the Bastille in paris was
all of the above
The bastille was attacked and overrun by parisian shopkeepers, tradesmen, and wage-earners on _____?
July 14, 1789