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CLEP Western Civilization I: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. The League of Corinth was an alliance that included most of Greece and was headed by which ruler?

Question 2 2. Mythology of the ancient Greeks has been passed down primarily through the works of Homer and _____.

Question 3 3. Which document of 1648 resulted in independence for the Netherlands after their rebellion against Spain?

Question 4 4. The following were battles of the medieval Hundred Years' War between England and France EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. The significance of the Magna Carta signed by King John was that

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Question 6 6. Charlemagne's crowning as Roman emperor in the 9th CE by Pope Leo III was the beginning of the _____ empire.

Question 7 7. The advancements in mathematics and science, such as the invention of Arabic numerals, that took place during the Golden Age of Islam occurred during which dynasty?

Question 8 8.

Which of the following were the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire?

I. Collapse of the economy

II. Corruption inside the empire

III. Civil strife in the empire

IV. Invasion of the empire

Question 9 9. Christianity was legalized and established as the state religion of Rome under which emperor?

Question 10 10. The Crusades of the Middle Ages, in efforts to fight against the growing threat of Islam, had the following destinations EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. The invention of writing is credited to which ancient Near East civilization who created cuneiform writing?

Question 12 12. The ancient Egyptians were active in architecture, building many of the following types of buildings or monuments EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. The Huguenots of 16th-17th century France ascribed to what religious organization?

Question 14 14. The Spaniard responsible for the conquering of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century was

Question 15 15. Leading up to the founding of the Roman Empire, the Latins drove out which group of people from the Italian peninsula?

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Question 16 16. The historical time periods known as the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, and the Elizabethan Era were _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a way monarchs attempted to fight nobles and the church?

Question 18 18. How did Roman moral philosophy begin?

Question 19 19. Which of the following features is typical of Roman mural painting?

Question 20 20. What is one primary difference between the Spartan Helots and the Athenian chattel slaves?

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Question 21 21. The Presocratics were mostly concerned with explaining

Question 22 22. How did the crowning of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor in 800 C.E. strengthen his control over Western Europe?

Question 23 23. Portions of land given by a lord to his vassal were known as

Question 24 24. Steven's wife, Christine, has recently died, and he continues to pray for her. What Catholic belief might help explain this?

Question 25 25. How did the Protestant Reformation change life in Europe?

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Question 26 26. How did the diets of early farming communities differ from that of nomadic hunter-gatherers?

Question 27 27. For thousands of years, civilization's only hope of victory against horse peoples was _____.

Question 28 28. Galileo's experiments:

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements most closely aligns with Francis Bacon's beliefs?

Question 30 30. What role did the Black Death play in the revolts of 1358 and 1381?

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Question 31 31. Why were England and France at war from 1337 to 1453?

Question 32 32. Why did Elizabeth I of England fear Mary Stuart?

Question 33 33. In which of the following conflicts did Protestants justify their rebellion against foreign rule with the notion that only God has complete authority over humanity?

Question 34 34. How were the Islamic scholars able to preserve many classical works of antiquity from China, India, and Greece?

Question 35 35. Islam spread to all of the following EXCEPT:

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Question 36 36. Who did Francisco Pizarro conquer?

Question 37 37. After the Renaissance, people like Prince Henry of Portugal and others LIKELY believed that:

Question 38 38. Which of these men did not rule during the Year of the Four Emperors?

Question 39 39. Which emperor succeeded his nephew?

Question 40 40. Which Ancient Greek figure would interrogate the logic and consistency of Greek religious beliefs?

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Question 41 41. Why did Alexandria become a center of Hellenistic scholarship?

Question 42 42. How did the Constitutions of Clarendon limit Papal power while increasing King Henry II's power?

Question 43 43. How did the Crusades increase learning in Western Europe?

Question 44 44. The history of the Hebrews lives on today in _____.

Question 45 45. According to historical records, who were the first practicing monotheists?

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Question 46 46. Which of the following Italian cities was NOT a major contender in Mediterranean trade?

Question 47 47. Which of these Roman Catholic clergymen cared for the daily needs of the parish?

Question 48 48. The Medici family held tremendous power without the benefit of birthright or title. How was this possible?

Question 49 49. Although the Romans claimed to be descendants from the civilized people of Troy, it is much more likely that they were descendants of Latins, who were _____.

Question 50 50. Mycenae rose to power thanks to _____.

CLEP Western Civilization I: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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