SAT World History Full-length Practice Test 1: Part C

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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 Canal
B. desire to exploit the Nile River valley
C. ease of moving armies through Egypt
D. interest in utilizing industrial capabilities
E. abundance of labor and resources

2. Which of these religions does NOT view the state of nirvana as the ultimate spiritual goal?

A. Buddhism
B. Hinduism
C. Islam
D. Jainism
E. Sikhism

3. The White Lotus society, most active in China between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, is BEST characterized as a

A. civilian militia
B. religious sect
C. Manchu tribe
D. political party
E. economic alliance

4. Which two countries did James I rule concurrently from 1603 to 1625?

A. England and France
B. England and Wales
C. England and Scotland
D. Denmark and Norway
E. Ireland and Scotland

5. Which of these was the MOST significant accomplishment of the Phoenician civilization?

A. Creation of intricate and accessible legal codes
B. Discovery of significant celestial bodies
C. Development of the idea of compensatory damages
D. Study of the stars and their relationship to the zodiac
E. Invention of an alphabet for syllabic writing

6. The nation called Ceylon by British colonizers became known in the postcolonial period as

A. Sri Lanka
B. Cambodia
C. Laos
D. Bhutan
E. 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 Manifesto
B. Final Solution
C. Five-Year Plan
D. Zimmermann telegram
E. Schlieffen Plan

8. All of these led to the Industrial Revolution in Britain EXCEPT a

A. consumerist society
B. number of technological advancements
C. decrease in the agricultural workforce
D. lack of being a colonial power
E. 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 doctrine
B. originated from radical Marxist political views
C. were driven by discontent with the Versailles Treaty
D. involved minimal physical conflict and bloodshed
E. called for the equal distribution of property and rights

10. Which world calendar was created most recently?

A. Julian calendar
B. Egyptian calendar
C. Coptic calendar
D. Gregorian calendar
E. Mayan calendar

11. The actions of the Luddites MOST strongly supported the social perspective that

A. hereditary nobility is ordained by a divine power
B. freedom of religion could not exist in monarchical government
C. traditional gender roles are the foundation of a healthy economy
D. public education should be limited to the higher classes
E. 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 lands
B. frequent violent incursions into Europe
C. role in establishing the Atlantic slave trade
D. opulence and enrichment of Timbuktu
E. religious fervor and support of Christianity

13. The Silk Roads were indirectly responsible for spreading

A. slavery in Europe
B. diseases in Africa
C. Buddhism in China
D. socialism in Asia
E. manorialism in India

14. Which system of writing was primarily used in the languages of Hindi, Sanskrit, and Nepali?

A. Arabic
B. Cuneiform
C. Latin
D. Cyrillic
E. 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' War
B. defeating French forces at Quebec
C. claiming Australia for the British crown
D. legislating for increased British industrialism
E. negotiating British control in India


Which style is demonstrated in the architecture of the buildings shown?

A. Gothic
B. Pueblo
C. Baroque
D. Spanish colonial
E. American colonial

18. In the twentieth century, Manfred von Richthofen came to be generally recognized as a symbol of the

A. excesses of landed aristocracy
B. spread of colonial expansionism
C. last vestiges of military chivalry
D. desire to separate church from state
E. 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. Absolutism
B. Conservatism
C. Utilitarianism
D. Nationalism
E. Liberalism

20. Which philosopher died after being convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens in 399 BCE?

A. Xenophon
B. Socrates
C. Plato
D. Aristotle
E. Heracleides Ponticus

21. Mumbai was a world leader in which industry during the middle of the nineteenth century?

A. Silk production
B. Cotton textiles
C. Opium manufacture
D. Slave trade
E. Spice trade

22. The primary result of the Third Crusade was the

A. Muslim sacking of Constantinople
B. removal of Islamic rule in Spain
C. Christian failure to regain Jerusalem
D. foundation of the Latin Empire
E. 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 sugar
C. abolition of slavery throughout Brazil
D. modernizing of railroads and telegraphs
E. 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 Pahlavi
B. Nader Shah Afshar
C. Ayatollah Rūh ?allāh Khomeynī
D. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
E. 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 religion
B. tribal battles and other warfare
C. family gatherings and clan meetings
D. theatrical and social entertainments
E. trade and diplomatic missions