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Global History and Geography - New York Regents August 2010 Exam

   Directions (1–50): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the
word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question.

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: Multiple choice

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1.

1 • Analyzing the design of a Shang bronze pot
  • Deciphering the writing on the Rosetta Stone
  • Examining the fabric of a Japanese kimono
  These actions are most often performed by
  (1) a political scientist (3) a sociologist
  (2) a geographer          (4) an archaeologist

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2.

2 The term monsoons can be defined as
  (1) seasonal winds
  (2) sand deposits
  (3) ocean currents
  (4) mountain avalanches

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3 An economist is a social scientist who focuses on
  the study of the
  (1) development of spiritual practices
  (2) establishment of legal systems
  (3) creation and implementation of social class
      systems
  (4) production and exchange of goods and
      services

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4.

4 Which geographic feature served as a barrier that
  protected ancient China and was used as an
  invasion route by the Aryans into ancient India?
  (1) deserts               (3) mountains
  (2) rivers                (4) plateaus

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5.

5 Which heading best completes the partial outline
  below?
     I. _______
        A. Cities
        B. Complex government
        C. Job specialization
        D. Writing system
  (1)   Examples of Early Technology
  (2)   Results of Cultural Diversity
  (3)   Characteristics of Civilizations
  (4)   Causes for the Neolithic Revolution

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6.

6 One way in which The Epic of Gilgamesh, The
  Odyssey, and The Mah¯    abh¯
                              arata are similar is that
  they are
  (1) sets of written legal principles that spell out
      the rights of citizens
  (2) stories that are tied to monotheistic religious
      beliefs
  (3) paintings that depict heroes and cultural
      values
  (4) works of literature that give historians
      information about early civilizations

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7.

7 • Preserved Hindu traditions
  • Produced fine poems and drama
  • Made advances in mathematics, science, and
    medicine
  These achievements refer to contributions of the
  (1) Gupta Empire         (3) Greek city-states
  (2) Persian Empire       (4) Tang dynasty

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8.

8 Which statement about China is a fact rather than
  an opinion?
  (1) Flooding was the worst disaster to affect
      ancient Chinese civilizations.
  (2) The Mandate of Heaven was an idea
      developed in ancient China.
  (3) Early Chinese civilizations were the most
      important civilizations in the world.
  (4) Dynastic governments were highly effective
      in China.

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9.

9 The leadership of Genghis Khan, the use of the
  stirrup, and excellent horsemanship skills all
  contributed directly to the
  (1) collapse of Silk Road trade
  (2) defeat of Tokugawa Japan
  (3) beginning of European exploration
  (4) rise of the Mongol Empire

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10.

Base your answer to question 10 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

10 Which conclusion about the Grand Canal system in China can be drawn from the
   information shown on this map?
   (1) Coastal ports dominated the canal system.
   (2) Troops could easily be moved west of Luoyang on the canals.
   (3) Grain could be shipped between Hangzhou and Beijing by the canal.
   (4) The canal system prevented invaders from conquering the dynasties.

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11.

     Base your answer to question 11 on the
illustration below and on your knowledge of social
studies.

11 What does this illustration show about a typical
   manor?
   (1) All residents were treated equally.
   (2) Secular values in society were stressed.
   (3) There were a large number of factories.
   (4) People depended on agricultural production.

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12.

12 Which river was essential to the survival of the
   West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and
   Songhai?
   (1) Thames               (3) Indus
   (2) Niger                (4) Euphrates

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13.

    Base your answer to question 13 on the passage
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
   The basic idea of this book is simple: to tell the
   story of the Crusades as they were seen, lived,
   and recorded on ‘the other side’—in other words,
   in the Arab camp. Its content is based almost
   exclusively on the testimony of contemporary
   Arab historians and chroniclers. . . .
       — Amin Maalouf, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes,
                                         Al Saqi Books
13 This passage indicates that the author’s emphasis
   is on
   (1) cause and effect       (3) reenactment
   (2) chronological order (4) point of view

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14 Which geographic factor contributed to the rise
   of the Renaissance in Italian city-states?
   (1) mountainous terrain of the Alps
   (2) location near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea
   (3) navigable waters of the Danube River
   (4) ease of travel on the Northern European Plain

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15 A main goal of the monarchs of Europe during
   the Age of Absolutism was to
   (1) establish legislative bodies
   (2) centralize political power
   (3) improve the quality of life for the peasant class
   (4) expand the role of the Catholic Church

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16.

16 The use of the terms Encounter and Columbian
   exchange represents attempts to describe the
   (1) nature of cultural interactions
   (2) establishment of land grants
   (3) results of scientific innovations
   (4) origins of divine right theory

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17.

17 The Middle Passage is best defined as
   (1) a route through the Swiss Alps
   (2) a narrow body of water connecting two larger
       bodies of water
   (3) the forced journey of enslaved Africans to the
       Americas
   (4) the expulsion of Muslims from Spain

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18.

18 Which pair of ideas were central to the Scientific
   Revolution?
   (1) social stability and economic self-sufficiency
   (2) observation and experimentation
   (3) technology and military expansion
   (4) scarcity and interdependence

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19.

19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Locke both
   agreed that a government should be based on the
   (1) separation of nationalities
   (2) religious values of the people
   (3) equal distribution of wealth
   (4) consent of the governed

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20.

20 Which of these events related to the French
   Revolution occurred first?
   (1) Napoleon became emperor of France.
   (2) The Declaration of the Rights of Man was
       issued.
   (3) Louis XVI called the Estates General into
       session.
   (4) The Committee of Public Safety led the
       Reign of Terror.

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