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Global History and Geography - New York Regents Jan 2011 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.

    Base your answer to question 1 on the passage
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
   Geneticists are tracing the movements of people
   in prehistoric Europe using our DNA as a time
   machine. . . .
     — Joe Palca, “Tracing Human Migration Through DNA,”
         NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, August 11, 2007
 1 This passage suggests that modern science can be
   used to
   (1) aid historical analysis
   (2) show the development of a point of view
   (3) explain ancient medical practices
   (4) predict future events

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2.

2 Why is Southeast Asia considered a crossroads?
  (1) Large deposits of oil are available.
  (2) A number of trade routes intersect.
  (3) A single culture is dominant.
  (4) Rivers serve as highways.

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3.

3 In which economic system used by early
  civilizations are decisions about the distribution
  of goods based primarily on customs, beliefs, and
  habits?
  (1) mixed                   (3) traditional
  (2) free-market             (4) command

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4.

4 The Neolithic Revolution is often considered a
  turning point in history because
  (1) city dwellers learned to control fire
  (2) societies became more nomadic
  (3) nuclear families evolved into extended
      families
  (4) permanent settlements developed in river
      valleys

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5.

5 Filial piety and the five relationships are most
  often associated with
  (1) Hinduism              (3) animism
  (2) Daoism                (4) Confucianism

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6.

6 Which name identifies the region located
  between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
  (1) Cape of Good Hope (3) Mesopotamia
  (2) Sinai Peninsula      (4) Horn of Africa

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7.

7 The best definition of subsistence agriculture is
  (1) supplying crops for overseas exports
  (2) bartering crops for manufactured goods
  (3) storing surplus food in case of famine
  (4) producing just enough food for a family’s use

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8.

8 Which geographic feature most directly
  influenced the development of Greek city-states?
  (1) deserts             (3) vast plains
  (2) mountainous terrain (4) monsoons

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9.

9 Which development is most closely associated
  with the beginning of the Byzantine Empire?
  (1) emergence of the Russian Orthodox Church
  (2) division of the Roman Empire
  (3) building of the Hagia Sophia
  (4) fall of Constantinople

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10.

10 • Creation of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad
   • Development of algebra
   • Use of calligraphy as an art form
   Which Golden Age is most closely associated with
   these achievements?
   (1) Islamic             (3) Tang
   (2) Gupta               (4) Songhai

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11.

11 Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta are best known for
   (1) exploring the Western Hemisphere
   (2) leading religious movements
   (3) opening trade between Africa and Japan
   (4) providing extensive information about lands
       and people

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12.

Base your answer to question 12 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

12 The information on this map suggests that the Black Death was primarily spread by the
   actions of
   (1) invading armies                      (3) merchants
   (2) nomadic peoples                      (4) explorers

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13.

13 • Stained glass windows assist people in
     understanding Biblical stories.
   • Taller and larger cathedrals emphasize the
     grandeur and glory of God.
   These statements best describe elements of
   (1) the Four Noble Truths
   (2) Chinese pagodas
   (3) Gothic architecture
   (4) Greek ideas

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14.

14 Which statement is an opinion rather than a fact?
   (1) Mansa Musa made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
   (2) Mali would have flourished without Mansa
       Musa’s influence.
   (3) Mali’s economy was based on the gold and
       salt trade.
   (4) Timbuktu became a center for Islamic
       learning.

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15.

15 One similarity between the Nile River valley and
   savanna lands in Africa is that they both
   (1) served as major barriers to the movement of
       people and goods
   (2) provided necessary resources for settlement
   (3) are located on the western side of the
       continent
   (4) had little effect on the lives of the people who
       lived in these regions

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16.

16 By closing Japanese harbors to most foreigners in
   the 160os, the Tokugawa shogunate attempted to
   (1) protect Japan from European influence
   (2) increase Japanese agricultural production
   (3) eliminate Japan’s influence on Southeast Asia
   (4) destroy traditional Japanese culture

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17.

17 The Ottomans were a strong trading empire
   through the mid-160os because they
   (1) controlled access to the eastern Mediterranean
       Sea
   (2) had the most powerful navy in the world
   (3) dominated West African caravan routes
   (4) conquered most of Asia

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18.

18 One way in which the Aztec and Inca civilizations
   are similar is that they both
   (1) defeated the Spanish conquistadors
   (2) developed advanced architectural techniques
   (3) lacked strong central governments
   (4) settled primarily in river valleys

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19.

19 One effect of the encomienda system in Latin
   America was that it
   (1) eliminated the use of guilds
   (2) promoted isolationism
   (3) exploited indigenous peoples
   (4) reduced Spanish influence

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20.

20 The Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and the
   English Bill of Rights led the English government
   to develop a political system in which
   (1) rulers were responsible to the people
   (2) religious authorities controlled the lawmaking
       process
   (3) the power of the monarch came from God
   (4) the individual was denied a trial by jury

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