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READING COMPREHENSION

Origins of the Modern State

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Name ___________________________ Class _____________________ Date _______


CHAPTER

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SECTION 1
1. For each of the governments below, describe (a) the type of democracy, (b) who

could and could not participate, and (c) the governmental structure:



a. Athenian Democracy _________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________



b. Roman Republic _____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________



2. For the feudal system shown below, describe each person’s responsibilities:

a. Lord _______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________



b. Vassal ______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________



c. Serf ________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________



3. What was the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church to government

during the Middle Ages?

_________________________________________________________________________

4. How did the Black Plague help bring about a commercial revolution?

_________________________________________________________________________



5. How did this commercial revolution eventually end feudalism and give rise to

monarchies?



_________________________________________________________________________

6. Define the following terms:

a. sovereignty: ________________________________________________________

b. legitimacy: _________________________________________________________

c. divine right of kings: _________________________________________________

d. colonialism: ________________________________________________________

e. mercantilism: _______________________________________________________
7. Name three ways by which governments may gain legitimacy:

a. ____________________________________________________________________

b. ____________________________________________________________________

c. ____________________________________________________________________
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