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Grade 6 Renaissance and Reformation
Who was the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland?
  1. John Knox
  2. Ignatius Loyola
  3. Huldrych Zwingli
  4. Thomas Cranmer
Grade 6 Exploration
Answer the following questions about explorers during the Age of Exploration.
__ Who was the first European to reach the Cape of Good Hope? A. Vasco da Gama
__ Who was the first European to reach India by sea? B. Christopher Columbus
__ Who was the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Americas? C. Willem Janszoon
__ Which captain started the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe? D. Giovanni da Verrazzano
__ Who was the first European since the Norse to reach the Americas? E. Pedro Álvares Cabral
__ Which Portuguese prince helped to fund exploration missions? F. Henry the Navigator
__ Who is credited for the exploration of Brazil? G. Vasco Núñez de Balboa
__ Who was the first European to travel the East Coast of the modern day United States? H. Francis Drake
__ Which captain completed the second circumnavigation of the world? I. Ferdinand Magellan
__ Who was the first European to see Australia? J. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 6 Russian Revolution
During the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks wanted to                                                             
  1. convince Nicholas II to adopt a constitution for the country
  2. establish a communist system of government
  3. allow Vladimir Lenin to rule Russia as a czar
  4. introduce democracy to Russia
Grade 6 French Revolution
What agreement made peace with the Roman Catholic Church but kept it under state control?
  1. Continental System
  2. Napoleonic Code
  3. Concordat of 1801
  4. Plebiscite
Grade 6 French Revolution
Match the important events of the French Revolution with their dates.
__ Storming of the Bastille A. June 2, 1793
__ Beginning of the Thermidorian Reaction B. September 2, 1792
__ Passage of the Law of 22 Prairial C. September 21, 1792
__ Execution of Louis XVI D. August 17, 1793
__ Beginning of the September Massacres E. July 14, 1789
__ Passage of the Lévee en Masse F. January 21, 1793
__ France is declared a Republic G. October 5, 1789
__ Women's March on Versailles H. June 10, 1794
__ Expulsion of the Girondins I. July 12, 1790
__ Passage of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy J. July 27, 1794
Grade 6 Medieval Europe
Grade 6 Absolutism
In an Absolute Monarchy, power is in the hands of
  1. the people
  2. a king or queen
  3. the president
  4. congress
Grade 6 Medieval Europe
What was a major advantage in battle for the English over the French?
  1. the catapult
  2. the shield
  3. the longbow
  4. the canon
Grade 6 Cold War
The Cold War was:
  1. an actual war which was fought on Russian (U.S.S.R.) soil.
  2. an actual war which was fought on United States soil.
  3. a term used to describe the tension between Russia (U.S.S.R.) and the United States.
  4. a term used to describe the struggle between the Russian farmers and the cold weather.
Grade 6 Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution began in
  1. 1945
  2. 1939
  3. 1918
  4. 1917
Grade 6 Medieval Europe
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