SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1086: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1086

1. All of the following led to World War I EXCEPT

A. the rise of capitalism.
B. the formation of alliances.
C. imperialism.
D. the desire for self-determination among nations.
E. extreme nationalism.

Correct Answer: A


The rise of capitalism, an economic system based on free enterprise and competition, was not a cause of World War I. Answer choices (B), (C), (D), and (E) were all causes of World War I. The rise of militarism was the other main cause of World War I.

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