Hunt13 - Lynn Hunt The Making of the West Chapter 13 Quiz 1 Seventeenth-century absolutism and constitutionalism were political responses to A

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Lynn Hunt, The Making of the West Chapter 13 Quiz 1. Seventeenth-century absolutism and constitutionalism were political responses to A. Louis XIV's attempts to conquer western Europe. B. the fear of disorder and breakdown that was the legacy of the Wars of Religion. C. the rise of the middle classes, who threatened to seize power from monarchs and aristocrats. D. the Catholic church's renewed efforts to assert its control over northern Germany. 2. The series of revolts in France known as the Fronde (1648–1653. broke out when Cardinal Mazarin A. persuaded Anne of Austria not to sign the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. B. arrested his opponents for demanding that the parlements must approve new taxes. C. announced a conscription of 100,000 men between the ages of seventeen and thirty. D. forced government creditors across France to extend payment deadlines by two years. 3. When Louis XIV assumed direct control as king of France, one of his first goals was to A. make a good marriage alliance. B. rein in France's unruly nobles. C. redistribute the tax burden. D. reactivate the parlements. 4. Court life under Louis XIV was filled with entertainments and enjoyment of the arts. But it was also A. an opportunity for nobles to meet together and plot the overthrow of the king. B. an opportunity for individual nobles to gain favor with the king, often through intrigue and gossip, at the expense of other nobles. C. an opportunity for nobles to try to weaken Louis's power by distracting him with entertainments, fine food, and excess drinking. D. an opportunity for nobles to band together and demand concessions from Louis that would benefit the aristocracy. 5. Louis XIV admired and modeled himself after A. Alexander the Great. B. Charlemagne. C. the ancient Roman emperors. D. the Dukes of Burgundy. 6. As a counter to the parlements, provincial estates, aristocratic governors, and hereditary officials, Louis XIV employed A. regents. B. mobile royal courts. C. intendants. D. royal militias.
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7. Eager to extend French power abroad, Louis XIV worked on developing a large, professionally run army. Which of the following was not a characteristic of Louis XIV's army? A. Distribution of uniforms and limited veterans' benefits, such as hospital care B. A militia draft, instituting troop supplementation in times of war C. A senior officer corps trained in military academies and receiving promotions based on merit D. Barracks in major towns provisioned through central supply and distribution centers 8. When Louis's wars with much of western and central Europe finally ended with the Peace of Rijswijk in 1697, Louis A. had increased French territory in the west and northwest by 10 percent. B. was soon at war again, this time with Spain over territories in the New World.
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Hunt13 - Lynn Hunt The Making of the West Chapter 13 Quiz 1 Seventeenth-century absolutism and constitutionalism were political responses to A

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