17-AbsolutismEasternEuropeHW - AP European History Mr...

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AP European History Name________________________ Mr. Mercado (Rev.08) Chapter 17 Absolutism in Eastern Europe to 1740 A. True or False Where the statement is true, mark T. Where it is false, mark F, and correct it in the space immediately below . ___ 1. The founder of the new Russian city on the coast of the Baltic Sea was Peter the Great. ___ 2. In the struggle between the Hungarian aristocrats and the Austrian Habsburgs, the Hungarian aristocrats maintained their traditional privileges. ___ 3. The monarchs of eastern Europe were generally stronger than the kings of western Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ___ 4. With the Pragmatic Sanction, Charles VI proclaimed that the Habsburg lands were not to be divided. ___ 5. Ivan III and Ivan IV (the “Terrible”) transformed the Russian nobility in a service nobility. ___ 6. An excellent, early eighteenth-century example of ties among politics, architecture and urban development is St. Petersburg. ___ 7. The dominant artistic style of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was Gothic. ___ 8. Peter the Great was responsible for turning Russia inward and away from western influence. ___ 9. Political, rather than economic, factors were the most important reason for the rise of serfdom in eastern Europe and the decline of serfdom in western Europe. ___ 10. The Ottoman empire successfully conquered Vienna before it was later removed due to economic difficulties. ___ 11. Most of the royal revenues collected by the government of Peter the Great went towards warfare. ___ 12. “Old Believers” who left the Russian Orthodox church were allowed to form religious communities so long as they did not interfere with Russian politics. ___ 13. Frederick William I was perhaps the most important ruler in establishing Prussian absolutism and giving it a unique character.
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McKay Ch. 17 Homework Packet Page 2 ___ 14. In contrast to Russia and Prussia, Austria’s empire was more vulnerable to civil unrest due to large ethnic minorities that lived within the Habsburg empire. B. Multiple Choice
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