Diablo Valley College History True or False Questions


True or False Questions

Please write true or false on the test sheet.

  • Queen Isabella supported Martin Luther and the Protestant reformers.
  • Henry VIII was born in Switzerland on April 10, 1529.
  • The final doctrinal decrees of the Institutes of the Christian Religion reaffirmed traditional Catholic teachings in opposition to Protestant beliefs.
  • In 1534, Parliament moved to finalize the Church of England’s break with Rome.
  • Henry VIII was succeeded by his nephew, Charles II.
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion is the most famous work of Sir Thomas More.
  • Protestantism removed the women from her traditional role as controller of religion in the home.
  • The politiques of France believed that no religious truth was worth the ravages of civil war.
  • Martin Luther founded the Jesuits in 1602.
  • The religious policy of Elizabeth I was based on moderation and compromise.
  • Huguenots, the Spanish Calvinists, came from the poorest classes of society.
  • The greatest advocate of militant Catholicism in the second half of the sixteenth century was King Phillip of Spain.
  • Columbus made a total of two voyages to the western hemisphere.
  • The Irish dominated the trans-Atlantic slave trade between the early sixteenth and nineteenth century.
  • The Philippines became a major English base in the trade across the Pacific.
  • The first Europeans to arrive in India were the Spanish.
  • Russia during the reign of James I has been traditionally been regarded as the best example of absolute monarchy in the eighteenth century.
  • Charles V spent untold sums of money on the construction of a new royal residence at Versailles.
  • Gerardus Mercator has been given credit for starting the first Russian navy.
  • One group of Russians benefited greatly from Peter the Great’s cultural reforms – women.
  • Oliver Cromwell tried to return England to Catholicism.
  • The English Toleration Act of 1689 granted Puritan dissenters the right of free public worship.
  • Leviathan is considered to be the greatest of Copernicus’s writings.
  • The supremacy of Dutch commerce in the seventeenth century was paralleled by a brilliant flowering of Dutch painting.
  • William Harvey’s theory of the circulation of the blood laid the foundation for modern physiology.
  • Peter the Great’s most important contribution to political thought was the belief in the importance of checks and balances created by means of separation of powers.
  • During the seventeenth century, Spanish influence expanded as Dutch influence declined. .
  • In France, the Third Estate consisted of the aristocracy and numbered about 900,000 people.
  • The aristocracy made up the largest segment of the French Third Estate.
  • The government of Louis XVI called for a meeting of the Estates-General, the French parliamentary body that had not met since 1614.
  • By 1791, the National Assembly had completed a new constitution that established a limited constitutional monarchy.
  • In December, 1796, Napoleon lead the invasion of Russia.
  • During the Napoleonic era, British overseas exports were cut in half.