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Global History and Geography - New York Regents January 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

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1.

1 Which item would be considered a secondary
  source on World War I?
  (1) map used by General Lanrezac in planning
      for the Battle of the Marne
  (2) diary of a soldier who fought in the Battle of
      the Somme
  (3) rifle instruction manual used by a Russian
      soldier on the Eastern Front
  (4) magazine article on the 75th anniversary of
      the poem, “In Flanders Fields”

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2 Which body of water is located between
  Southwest Asia and Southeast Asia?
  (1) Pacific Ocean       (3) Indian Ocean
  (2) Caribbean Sea       (4) Black Sea

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3 Which river system is found in Mesopotamia?
  (1) Nile River
  (2) Yellow River
  (3) Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  (4) Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers

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4.

4 The Bantu migrations in Africa (500 B.C.–
  A.D. 1500) had the greatest impact on the
  development of modern African
  (1) languages
  (2) market systems
  (3) transportation systems
  (4) architecture

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5 Oracle bones, Daoism, and the Mandate of
  Heaven are all associated with early civilizations in
  (1) Egypt                  (3) India
  (2) Russia                 (4) China

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6 • Fasting during Ramadan
  • Praying five times each day
  • Giving charity to the poor
  Followers of which religion engage in these
  practices?
  (1) Christianity        (3) Islam
  (2) Buddhism            (4) Judaism

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7.

    Base your answer to question 7 on the
photograph below and on your knowledge of social
studies.

7 Which civilization most influenced the style of
  Russian architecture shown in this photograph?
  (1) Umayyad              (3) French
  (2) Byzantine            (4) Persian

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8 • Creation of colorful murals in the Ajanta caves
  • Development of decimal system and concept of
    zero
  • Trade with Persia and east African cities
  These accomplishments occurred during the
  (1) Han dynasty         (3) Tang dynasty
  (2) Gupta Empire        (4) Maurya Empire

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9.

9 Which achievements are most closely associated
  with the Golden Age of Islamic culture?
  (1) mosques, medical books, and algebra
  (2) gunpowder, pagodas, and silk
  (3) aqueducts, roads, and polytheistic temples
  (4) columns, theory of a sun-centered universe,
      and democracy

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10.

10 Which statement accurately describes the actions
   of Muslims during the Crusades?
   (1) Most Muslims converted to Christianity.
   (2) Muslims attacked and conquered
       Constantinople.
   (3) Muslims defended Jerusalem because it was
       sacred to them.
   (4) Many Muslims visited Europe for the first
       time to obtain luxury goods.

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11 One important impact of the Mongol expansion
   across Asia and Europe was the
   (1) increased authority of the Kievan princes
   (2) rise in trade along the Silk Roads
   (3) introduction of Hinduism into Chinese
       culture
   (4) maritime exploration of the Arabian seacoast

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12 The economic wealth of Calicut, Mogadishu, and
   Venice in the 13th century was primarily
   dependent on their
   (1) fertile soil        (3) gold mines
   (2) iron ore            (4) coastal locations

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13.

13 What was a direct result of the Black Death in
   Europe?
   (1) The rate of urbanization increased.
   (2) A shortage of workers developed.
   (3) Food crops had to be imported from the
       Americas.
   (4) German states dominated trade in the eastern
       Mediterranean.

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14 In The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli was most
   concerned with
   (1) the use of political power
   (2) the expansion of church authority
   (3) government regulation of the economy
   (4) equality and justice for all

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15 • The world view shifted from other-worldly to
     secular.
   • Greek and Roman ideas were revived.
   • Improvements were made to the printing press.
   Which occurrence is most closely associated with
   these aspects of the Renaissance?
   (1) Gothic cathedrals became the focal point of
       town activities.
   (2) Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman
       Emperor by the Pope.
   (3) Galileo Galilei published information about a
       heliocentric universe.
   (4) Emperors used the Twelve Tables to bring
       about Pax Romana.

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16 Which situation was an immediate cause for the
   collapse of the Aztec civilization?
   (1) disruption of overseas trade networks
   (2) conquest by foreigners
   (3) a series of crop failures
   (4) a lack of military training

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17.

17 Why is the year 1492 considered a turning point
   in history?
   (1) The Spanish established an exchange
       between Europe and the Americas.
   (2) The Ming dynasty launched expeditions to
       the east coast of Africa.
   (3) Muslim Arab armies succeeded in conquering Egypt and Syria.
   (4) The British established control over new
       territories in India.

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18.

18 In the 150os, European attempts to establish
   colonies in Africa were hindered by
   (1) the abolition of the slave trade
   (2) the cooperative efforts of Christian and
       Islamic missionaries
   (3) a variety of geographic obstacles in Africa
   (4) a widespread unified resistance by African
       tribal leaders

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19 Which idea is most closely associated with the
   economic concept of mercantilism?
   (1) Colonies exist to provide raw materials and
       markets for a colonial power.
   (2) Wealth and power are based on land
       exchanged between nobles.
   (3) Goods and services are traded without
       government interference.
   (4) Property is owned collectively and
       administered by the state.

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20.

20 One way in which the reigns of Peter the Great
   and Catherine the Great are similar is that both
   leaders
   (1) promoted the emancipation of serfs
   (2) strengthened the role of the Duma and
       centralized royal power
   (3) shared their power with the Russian
       Orthodox Church
   (4) pursued a policy of westernization and
       expansion

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