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Global History and Geography - New York Regents August 2013 Exam

   Directions (1–50): For each statement or question, record on your 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

Your Performance  

1.

1 • Use a variety of evidence
  • Analyze primary documents
  • Compare societies and regions
  These actions help historians reconstruct a record
  of a society by
  (1) focusing on traditional interpretations
  (2) making use of multiple perspectives
  (3) separating history from science
  (4) relying on a single argument

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2.

2 What would a geographer conducting research be
  most likely to do?
  (1) use carbon-14 to determine the age of
      artifacts
  (2) analyze the reasons women vote for certain
      candidates
  (3) observe the effects of wind patterns on
      regional trade
  (4) design a survey to determine the online
      spending habits of young people

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3.

3 One way in which the ancient Sumerians,
  Egyptians, and Mayas are similar is that these
  civilizations developed
  (1) irrigation systems
  (2) iron weapons
  (3) wheeled vehicles
  (4) block printing systems

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4.

4 Which geographic factor contributed to the
  formation of independent city-states in ancient
  Greece?
  (1) tropical rainforests
  (2) fertile farmland
  (3) navigable rivers
  (4) mountainous topography

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5.

5 At the height of its power, which ancient
  civilization controlled the entire coastal region
  surrounding the Mediterranean Sea?
  (1) Phoenician             (3) Roman
  (2) Persian                (4) Carthaginian

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6.

6 A person who practices Hinduism would most
  likely
  (1) believe the Vedas are sacred
  (2) worship in a synagogue
  (3) pray facing Mecca
  (4) make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem

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7.

7 The strategic location of the Byzantine Empire
  allowed control of the key trade routes between
  the
  (1) South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca
  (2) Caspian Sea and the Indian Ocean
  (3) North Sea and the English Channel
  (4) Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea

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8.

8 • Asoka incorporated Buddhist ideas into the laws
    he had carved on rocks and pillars placed
    throughout the Mauryan Empire.
  • Constantine made Christianity the official
    religion of the Roman Empire.
  • Prince Vladimir required all Russians to
    become Eastern Orthodox Christians.
  Which generalization can be made based on these
  statements?
  (1) Leaders often use religion to unify an empire.
  (2) Many political leaders encourage religious
      toleration.
  (3) Leaders sometimes use religion as a reason to
      wage war.
  (4) Political leaders usually become the head of
      the church in their country.

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9.

9 Which statement best characterizes Europe
  during the early Middle Ages?
  (1) A centralized government provided law and
      order.
  (2) Manorialism developed to meet the people’s
      economic needs.
  (3) People adopted humanism and questioned
      the Church.
  (4) A standardized currency promoted international trade.

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10.

10 Which statement about feudalism in Japan is an
   opinion rather than a fact?
   (1) Samurai were expected to follow a code of
       conduct known as bushido.
   (2) A rigid social hierarchy led to limited social
       mobility.
   (3) The Tokugawa period was probably the most
       peaceful period.
   (4) The shogun was the supreme military leader.

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11.

11 Which description best fits the kingdoms of
   Ghana and Songhai?
   (1) vassal states of Egypt
   (2) trading states of West Africa
   (3) micro-states of Southeast Asia
   (4) tributary states of China

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12.

12 Which achievement is most closely associated
   with Mansa Musa of Mali?
   (1) an increase in the influence of Islam and
       Islamic culture
   (2) the discovery of diamonds in the Congo
   (3) the defeat and capture of Cairo
   (4) an exclusive trade agreement with European
       merchants

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13.

13 Which situation was a direct challenge to the
   political and religious authority of the Catholic
   Church?
   (1) passage of the Act of Supremacy under Henry
       VIII
   (2) death sentence given to Joan of Arc
   (3) Reconquista of Spain conducted by
       Ferdinand and Isabella
   (4) establishment of the Jesuit order under
       Ignatius Loyola

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14.

14 As the Black Death spread in the mid-14th
   century, which region tended to experience the
   greatest loss of life?
   (1) rural farms          (3) remote villages
   (2) urban areas          (4) mountainous areas

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15.

15 The Ming dynasty under Emperor Yonglo (Zhu di)
   used Zheng He’s voyages to
   (1) expand trade with Africa and Southeast Asia
   (2) explore North America and South America
   (3) obtain a military alliance with Russia
   (4) secure a border agreement with Mongolia

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16.

16 One reason Spain sponsored the first voyage of
   Columbus to the west was to
   (1) find a more direct trade route to Asia
   (2) obtain military technology
   (3) make contact with the Empire of Benin
   (4) trade in established ports in the Americas

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17.

    Base your answer to question 17 on the passage
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
   … At Tenochtitlán, the Aztecs perfected an
   unusual method of farming. They built huge rafts,
   covered them with earth, and floated them on the
   lake. On these chinampas, or “floating islands,”
   they grew enough maize and vegetables to feed
   their expanding population comfortably.
   Eventually, roots from the tree rafts attached
   themselves to the bottom of the shallow lake to
   become permanent foundations for buildings.…
                                        — Lois Athey
17 Which conclusion is best supported by the
   information in this passage?
   (1) The Aztecs terraced the land.
   (2) Large plantations provided food for the
       markets.
   (3) The Aztecs were limited to subsistence
       farming.
   (4) Environmental adaptation aided economic
       development.

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18.

18 Which country is responsible for the extensive
   colonial use of the encomienda labor system?
   (1) England               (3) the Netherlands
   (2) France                (4) Spain

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19.

19 The primary purpose of the Magna Carta (1215)
   was to
   (1) limit the power of King John
   (2) install Oliver Cromwell as dictator
   (3) justify the Glorious Revolution
   (4) charter the British East India Company

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20.

20 Which writer opposed political absolutism?
   (1) Niccolò Machiavelli
   (2) James I
   (3) Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
   (4) John Locke

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