Ch 19: CBASE Social Studies: World History

About This Chapter

You can expect to encounter world history questions in the social studies portion of the CBASE test. You can use this World History chapter as a powerful refresher to help you prepare for this exam.

CBASE Social Studies: World History - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you from ancient Rome to the 21st century in an easy to follow and refreshingly engaging style. The lessons include the following topics, which may appear on the CBASE exam:

  • Rise and fall of the Roman Byzantine and Ottoman empires
  • The Great Schism
  • Feudalism and Charlemagne
  • The Norman Conquest, provisions of Oxford and English Civil War
  • Reasons Europeans sailed to America
  • World Wars I and II
  • The Holocaust
  • End of the Cold War and fall of the USSR
  • Conflict and modernization in the Middle East

Use the links in our lesson quizzes as an easy way to refer back to the videos while you test your retention of the material. The links connect you to both the videos and the written transcripts, so that you have immediate access to both as you study.

CBASE Social Studies: World History Chapter Objectives

The CBASE exam is a requirement for entry into an undergraduate professional education program. This test prep course is a means for you to assess your level of expertise before you take the actual exam. You can strengthen any weak points by working through the lessons in our world history chapter and feel more fully prepared for the 180 multiple-choice questions you will encounter on the exam.

In these multiple-choice items you will be given either a question, a short written passage to read, or both, and a list of possible responses from which you must choose the correct one. Of the 180 total questions on the CBASE exam, 42 are part of the social studies subtest.

15 Lessons in Chapter 19: CBASE Social Studies: World History
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Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires

1. Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires

The Mediterranean region was home to several of the most powerful empires in history. In this lesson, we'll look at three of them and see where they came from - and why they fell.

The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

2. The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

This lesson will define and explain the Great Schism, which led to the formation of Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. In doing so, it will highlight the political and cultural factors that led to the the great divide.

Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

3. Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

This lesson explains the rule of Charlemagne and his control over the Holy Roman Empire. It highlights his many military conquests and his divine rights as king, while also focusing on the role feudalism played before, during, and after his reign.

The Norman Conquest: History & Events

4. The Norman Conquest: History & Events

In this lesson we explore the circumstances that led to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Also we will briefly discuss the couple of years after 1066 when William the Conqueror solidified his rule.

Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

5. Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages several charters were created that limited the authority of ruling powers. This lesson explores two of these charters, both of which limited the authority of the king of England.

The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

6. The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the English Civil War, a conflict that took place in the 1640s between forces loyal to King Charles I and those loyal to Parliament. The conflict arose due to complex political and religious disagreements and culminated in the trial of the king.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

7. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

8. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

9. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

10. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

11. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

12. The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, began with the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with Hitler's last stand taking place at the Battle of the Bulge. Learn about these and other events that contributed to the end of Nazi Germany.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

13. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

14. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

15. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

Few regions have experienced such an intertwined relationship with the West as the Middle East, which has also had a bumpy road to modernization. This lesson looks at how the Middle East became increasingly nationalistic, often due to Western actions.

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