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Flashcards in KB World History 2013 #3 Deck (20):
1

Who was the British prime minister during World War II?

Winston Churchill

2

What organization, formed after World War II, tries to maintain peace by helping countries resolve their differences without going to war?

United Nations

3

After World War II, what was the name of the Soviet Union’s harsh government that took away the rights and freedom of the people?

Communism

4

In 1962, a barbed wire topped wall was built to separate two sections of what German city?

Berlin

5

Who painted “The Starry Night”?

Vincent Van Gogh

6

What painter began the art style based on cubes and triangles?

Pablo Picasso

7

What continent is known as “The Land Down Under”?

Australia

8

Libya, Jordan, Syria, and the other countries that form the eastern region around the Mediterranean are often lumped together and called what?

Middle East

9

What country in the Himalayas is called “the rooftop of the world”?

Tibet

10

Who was the first Caucasian man to climb Mt. Everest?

Edmund Hillary

11

What is the term given to the time after Rome fell when the knowledge we associate with civilization was forgotten and life was full of conflict, change, and struggle?

the Dark Ages

12

Who was the first Christian emperor of the Roman empire?

Constantine

13

During the Middle Ages, what was the system that developed where protection was exchanged for loyalty and labor?

feudalism

14

During the Middle Ages, what was the name given to the knights’ code that told them to protect the weak and to be brave, religious, honorable and loyal?

the code of Chivalry

15

What happened in Great Britain in 1066?

the Battle of Hastings (also called the Norman Conquest)

16

What French girl was burned at the stake after restoring the throne of France to King Charles VII?

Joan of Arc

17

What is the name of the holy book for the Muslim faith?

the Koran

18

What is the name for the time when thousands of European knights tried to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims?

the Crusades

19

What was the nickname for the very real king who is in the legend of Robin Hood?

King Richard the Lion-hearted

20

What ruler led his army of Mongols to terrorize much of Asia in the 1200s?

Genghis Khan