Social Change and Imperial Expansion (c. 1450 - c. 1750)

The quiz will focus on the changes in labor systems, social hierarchies, and governments as a result of the growth of a world economy. Questions will assess the expansion of empires through the use of gunpowder, cannons, and armed trade, as well as the intensification of trade competition and state rivalries. Some questions will examine how labor systems changed in response to the demand for labor and goods.

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The impact of the Renaissance and Enlightenment on women can best be summarized as an increase in the opportunity for careers outside the home.



Unlike the Muslims, Chinese, and Japanese, Europeans expanded their empires because of their exploitation of,

Gunpowder weapons

The printing press

Shipping innovations

All of the above

As a result of the mestizo, or mixed-race, offspring of European colonists and American natives, the concept of race,

Faded in importance as the Europeans and Americans continued to intermarry

Was used to determine social status and restrict legal relationships

Became the basis for justifying slavery in the New World

Served as the explanation for the domination of Europeans over native Americans

Under the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Japanese policy towards Western influences cut off Japan from most of the world, aside from China, Korea, and the Netherlands.



The Mughal Empire’s attitude towards religion changed after Akbar’s rule in the following way:

The Muslim government forced members of all other religions to leave the empire

The Muslim government resumed persecuting Hindus

The Muslim government became less reliant on religion to define daily administration

The Muslim government turned to a new policy of religious toleration

The Holy Roman Empire can best be described as :

A disjointed collection of feudal states run by local German lords

An empire consisting of feudal states that worked together to strengthen trade connections

A powerful empire spanning the former territories of the classical Roman empire

A collection of cities all controlled by the pope

Martin Luther caused a revolution in the Catholic Church by arguing that Christians need the intervention of the Church to gain salvation.



Rousseau’s social contract theory inspired various revolutionary movements because of its argument that,

All men are naturally equal and should not be ruled by anyone

Monarchs have a contract that gives them authority over their subjects

Men and women have a contract with each other to live in equality

All men are naturally equal and should be governed by majority rule

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Title: Social Change and Imperial Expansion (c. 1450 - c. 1750)
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