ASSIGNMENT 1  

NAME:  _____________________________  

CLASSTIME:  9:00    11:00     

 

SECTION I:  Using your textbook, answer the following questions.  If you turn in your assignment early you will receive two points extra credit.  

 

1.      Under the  ____________________ dynasty, Chinese population grew significantly.  

 

2.      The ____________________ view of society was patriarchal.   

 

3.      The 1689 ____________________  _____  ____________________  excluded Russia from northern Manchuria.  

 

4.      During the reign of emperor ____________________  the Qing dynasty reached its highest level of prosperity and power.  

 

5.      The  ____________________  were the most powerful feudal leaders in Japan from the 10th to 19th century.  

 

6.      In the early 1600s, Tokugawa Ieyasu established his headquarters in __________ .  

 

7.      “____________________  ____________________  ____________________” refers to trade officially sanctioned by the Japanese ruler.  

 

8.      The Narrow Road of Oku was written by the Japanese poet and former Samurai, ____________________ .  

 

9.      The  ____________________  were the elite Korean families during the Choson period.  

 

10.  The “_______________  __________  __________  _______________” refers to southward movement of Vietnamese peoples.  

 

11.  The House of  ____________________ was ruling family of Brandenburg/Prussia since 1417.  

 

12.  The ____________________  were Calvinists who wanted to purify the Anglican church.  

 

13.  From 1649 to 1660, England was in fact a military despotism but officially was called a Puritan ____________________ led by Oliver Cromwell.   

 

14.  Politically, the  ____________________  ____________________  replaced James II with William and Mary.  

 

15.  The _______________________  ______________________ was a document to provide for the legal basis for a single line of inheritance within the Habsburg dynasty through Charles VI’s daughter, Maria Theresa.  

 

16.  The ____________________  _____  ____________________  was a defensive alliance against Louis XIV.  

 

17.  The  ____________________  ____________________  refers to social, economic, and political relationships before 1789.   

 

18.  The concept of  “____________________  ____________________”  maintained that the household was the fundamental unit of production and consumption.   

 

19.  The  ____________________  ____________________  resulted in larger farms and social turmoil.   

 

20.  The consolidation or common lands in England by the British landlords to increase production and commercial profits was known as ____________________ .  

 

21.  The Ottoman Empire originally centered on the modern-day country of  ____________________ .  

 

22.  ____________________  was the true founder of the Ottoman Empire.  

 

23.  Islamic religious law is known as ____________________.  

 

24.  The ____________________ system required each province of the Ottoman Empire to furnish a levy of Christian boys who were raised as Muslims and became soldiers in the Ottoman army.  

 

25.  The most famous slave corps in the Ottoman military was the  _____________________ .  

 

26.  After 1774, the protector of Orthodox Christians in the Islamic empires was  ____________________ .  

 

27.  In the Safavid Empire, Shah Isma’il enforced ___________________ conformity.  

 

28.  The  ____________________  school of theological-philosophical thought merged Persian Islamic thought with Islamic traditions of Aristotelianism and Platonism.  

 

29.  ____________________  can be described as a religious eclectic who showed not only tolerance but also unusual interest in different religious traditions.  

 

30.  The Mughal dynasty sought to end the political fragmentation of ____________________.  

 

31.  In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the area of scientific advancement that most captured the learned imagination was  ____________________ .  

 

32.  Copernicus’ _____  _____  ____________________  _____  _____  ____________________  ____________________ (1543) challenged the prevailing Ptolemaic model of the universe.  

 

33.  Newton’s great work was called  ____________________  ____________________   

 

34.  The ____________________ was an 18th century movement that held that change and reform were possible and desirable through the application of reason and science.  

 

35.  ____________________  ____________________  believed that human beings were blank slates at the time of birth (i.e., having no inborn ideas).   

 

36.  18th century writers and critics, known as ____________________ , forged the new attitudes favorable to change and sought to apply reason and common sense to the institutions and societies of their day.  

 

37.  ____________________  regarded God as like a divine watchmaker, setting nature to work.  

 

38.  In Candide, ___________________ attacked war, religious persecution, and what he regarded as unwarranted optimism about the human condition.  

 

39.  Adam Smith is associated with  ____________________-____________________  economic thought.  

 

40.  ____________________  ____________________  is a term used to describe the policies of rulers who strengthened central administration to attempt enlightened reforms.   


SECTION II:  Choose TWO of the following questions and write a complete essay for each.  (10 points possible for each essay—20 points total.)  The essays must be type-written, double-spaced, one-inch margins.  

 

1.      Compare and contrast the influence of Chinese culture and government in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.  How did each state use Chinese culture to build their own states?  What were the results of state-building in each place?   

 

2.      What were the two models of European political development during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and what were the primary components of those models?  What were the conditions under which each of these models tended to develop?  

 

3.      What were the common reasons for the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires?  What were some of their primary accomplishments?  What were the reasons for their decline?  

 

4.      What were some of John Locke’s most important ideas?  Most specifically, discuss his views contained in Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Two Treatises of Government, and Letter Concerning Toleration.  How would you evaluate John Locke’s influence on modern thought?