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1. European imperialist powers competed for influence in Egypt during the nineteenth century primarily because of the
A. importance of the Suez CanalB. desire to exploit the Nile River valleyC. ease of moving armies through EgyptD. interest in utilizing industrial capabilitiesE. abundance of labor and resources
2. Which of these religions does NOT view the state of nirvana as the ultimate spiritual goal?
A. BuddhismB. HinduismC. IslamD. JainismE. Sikhism
3. The White Lotus society, most active in China between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, is BEST characterized as a
A. civilian militiaB. religious sectC. Manchu tribeD. political partyE. economic alliance
4. Which two countries did James I rule concurrently from 1603 to 1625?
A. England and FranceB. England and WalesC. England and ScotlandD. Denmark and NorwayE. Ireland and Scotland
5. Which of these was the MOST significant accomplishment of the Phoenician civilization?
A. Creation of intricate and accessible legal codesB. Discovery of significant celestial bodiesC. Development of the idea of compensatory damagesD. Study of the stars and their relationship to the zodiacE. Invention of an alphabet for syllabic writing
6. The nation called Ceylon by British colonizers became known in the postcolonial period as
A. Sri LankaB. CambodiaC. LaosD. BhutanE. Myanmar
7. "We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona."
In what document did the above excerpt originally appear?
A. The Communist ManifestoB. Final SolutionC. Five-Year PlanD. Zimmermann telegramE. Schlieffen Plan
8. All of these led to the Industrial Revolution in Britain EXCEPT a
A. consumerist societyB. number of technological advancementsC. decrease in the agricultural workforceD. lack of being a colonial powerE. major international trading partner
9. The Taiping Rebellion was similar to the communist takeover in China in that both events
A. were generally unaffected by religious doctrineB. originated from radical Marxist political viewsC. were driven by discontent with the Versailles TreatyD. involved minimal physical conflict and bloodshedE. called for the equal distribution of property and rights
10. Which world calendar was created most recently?
A. Julian calendarB. Egyptian calendarC. Coptic calendarD. Gregorian calendarE. Mayan calendar
11. The actions of the Luddites MOST strongly supported the social perspective that
A. hereditary nobility is ordained by a divine powerB. freedom of religion could not exist in monarchical governmentC. traditional gender roles are the foundation of a healthy economyD. public education should be limited to the higher classesE. industrial technology may be a detriment to workers
12. The medieval African emperor Mansa Mūsā was most notable for his
A. cruelty to ambassadors from neighboring landsB. frequent violent incursions into EuropeC. role in establishing the Atlantic slave tradeD. opulence and enrichment of TimbuktuE. religious fervor and support of Christianity
13. The Silk Roads were indirectly responsible for spreading
A. slavery in EuropeB. diseases in AfricaC. Buddhism in ChinaD. socialism in AsiaE. manorialism in India
14. Which system of writing was primarily used in the languages of Hindi, Sanskrit, and Nepali?
A. ArabicB. CuneiformC. LatinD. CyrillicE. Devanagari
The information shown in the graph BEST supports which of the following statements?
A. The birthrate of the developed nations in East Asia is on a rapid increase.B. Improvement of medical technologies in South America has increased the life span there.C. The population on the Indian subcontinent has been significantly reduced by natural disasters.D. An HIV epidemic in the late twentieth century claimed a significant number of African lives.E. The migration of Eastern Europe workers searching for employment has risen since the fall of the Soviet Union.
16. Captain James Cook contributed most significantly to the power of the British Empire by
A. leading a British campaign in the Seven Years' WarB. defeating French forces at QuebecC. claiming Australia for the British crownD. legislating for increased British industrialismE. negotiating British control in India
Which style is demonstrated in the architecture of the buildings shown?
A. GothicB. PuebloC. BaroqueD. Spanish colonialE. American colonial
18. In the twentieth century, Manfred von Richthofen came to be generally recognized as a symbol of the
A. excesses of landed aristocracyB. spread of colonial expansionismC. last vestiges of military chivalryD. desire to separate church from stateE. movement for German unification
19. "O, my brothers, love your Country!…It is only through our country that we can have a recognized collective existence…Let each man among you strive to incarnate his country in himself. Let each man among you regard himself as a guarantor, responsible for his fellow-countrymen, and learn so to govern his actions as to cause his country to be loved and respected through him."
Which theory is best exemplified in this excerpt from the work of Giuseppe Mazzini?
A. AbsolutismB. ConservatismC. UtilitarianismD. NationalismE. Liberalism
20. Which philosopher died after being convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens in 399 BCE?
A. XenophonB. SocratesC. PlatoD. AristotleE. Heracleides Ponticus
21. Mumbai was a world leader in which industry during the middle of the nineteenth century?
A. Silk productionB. Cotton textilesC. Opium manufactureD. Slave tradeE. Spice trade
22. The primary result of the Third Crusade was the
A. Muslim sacking of ConstantinopleB. removal of Islamic rule in SpainC. Christian failure to regain JerusalemD. foundation of the Latin EmpireE. Christian capture of Jerusalem
23. All of these took place in Brazil during the reign of Pedro II (1831-89) EXCEPT a/an
A. backlash against the "coffee government"B. focus on producing coffee instead of sugarC. abolition of slavery throughout BrazilD. modernizing of railroads and telegraphsE. military coup that overthrew the monarchy
24. Which of these leaders was MOST influential in the establishment of an Islamic government in modern Iran?
A. Reza Shah PahlaviB. Nader Shah AfsharC. Ayatollah Rūh ?allāh KhomeynīD. Mohammad Reza Shah PahlaviE. āghā Moh ?ammad Khān
25. In African tradition, elaborately carved and decorated wooden masks are most likely to be employed during
A. ceremonies of spirits and religionB. tribal battles and other warfareC. family gatherings and clan meetingsD. theatrical and social entertainmentsE. trade and diplomatic missions
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