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Global History and Geography - New York Regents January 2014 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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1.

1 “Price of Oil Hits Record High”
  “Tribes Fight Over Control of Natural Resources”
  “Government Rations Goods for Duration of War”
  These headlines all relate to the economic
  concept of
  (1) overproduction     (3) entrepreneurship
  (2) interdependence    (4) scarcity

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2 Which nation is located on a peninsula?
  (1) Brazil                (3) Saudi Arabia
  (2) Philippines           (4) Austria

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3 The Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra were
  important to ancient India because they were
  (1) high mountain ranges that protected India
      from invasion
  (2) great rivers that flowed through India’s fertile
      northern plain
  (3) Aryan gods to whom the priests prayed for
      rain
  (4) ruling dynasties that united the people of
      Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro

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4 What was one of the most important
  contributions of the Greek city-state of Athens?
  (1) development of direct democracy
  (2) diffusion of a monotheistic belief system
  (3) promotion of the equality of all humans
  (4) creation of a writing system using
      hieroglyphics

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5 Which belief system was the basis for the civil
  service exams given during the Han, Tang, and
  Song dynasties?
  (1) legalism             (3) Buddhism
  (2) Daoism               (4) Confucianism

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6.

   Base your answer to question 6 on the map below
and on your knowledge of social studies.

6 Charlemagne’s 9th century empire covered territory
  which today would include the countries of
  (1) Poland and Russia
  (2) Spain and Portugal
  (3) France and Germany
  (4) Ireland and the United Kingdom

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7 Which statement about the Islamic Golden Age is
  a fact rather than an opinion?
  (1) Islamic medicine was more advanced than
      Chinese medicine.
  (2) Poetry and literature were more important
      fields of study for Muslims than was
      mathematics.
  (3) Knowledge of astronomy was used by
      Muslims to fulfill religious obligations.
  (4) Islamic philosophies relied less on Greek
      philosophical masters than on Indian
      philosophical masters.

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8.

8 The early eastern European Slavic civilization at
  Kiev adopted the Eastern Orthodox religion, the
  Cyrillic alphabet, and certain styles of art and
  architecture as a result of
  (1) wars with Japan
  (2) conquests by Mongol invaders
  (3) visits to western European countries
  (4) trade with the Byzantine Empire

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9 China, Korea, and Japan share           cultural
  similarities in part due to their
  (1) clashes with Russian imperialists
  (2) shared river systems
  (3) contacts through trade
  (4) unification under Mongol rule

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10.

10 The development of banking during the
   Commercial Revolution in western Europe was
   significant because it
   (1) provided capital resources to merchants for
       investment
   (2) allowed peasant farmers to finance the
       construction of new homes
   (3) enabled the proletariat to challenge the
       bourgeoisie
   (4) created pensions for retired workers

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11.

11 In general, in which direction did the Black
   Death spread during the 14th century?
   (1) from Europe to the Americas
   (2) from Africa to Southeast Asia
   (3) from Asia to Europe
   (4) from the Americas to Asia

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12 One result of the Protestant Reformation was
   (1) fewer challenges to Church authority
   (2) a decline in religious unity in western Europe
   (3) the disbanding of the Jesuit order
   (4) a weakening of the Inquisition

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13.

13 For which achievement is Suleiman the
   Magnificent best known?
   (1) building the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
   (2) spreading Christianity into the Balkan
       Peninsula
   (3) conquering the Russian capital of Moscow
   (4) uniting the Ottoman Empire under an
       efficient government structure

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14.

    Base your answer to question 14 on the passage
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
   … In the 193os, Sylvanus G. Morley of Harvard,
   probably the most celebrated Mayanist of his day,
   espoused [argued for] what is still the best-known
   theory: The Maya collapsed because they
   overshot the carrying capacity of their
   environment. They exhausted their resource
   base, began to die of starvation and thirst, and
   fled their cities en masse, leaving them as silent
   warnings of the perils of ecological hubris
   [overconfidence].…
         — Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the
                              Americas Before Columbus
14 According to this passage, what was a major
   question Morley was trying to answer about the
   Mayas in the 193os?
   (1) Why did the Mayas abandon their cities?
   (2) What was the structure of the Maya
       governments?
   (3) How did religious beliefs affect the Maya
       economy?
   (4) Which neighboring city-state conquered the
       Mayas?

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15.

15 Which technological development enabled
   European navigators to determine their location
   during the Age of Exploration?
   (1) lateen sail           (3) cross bow
   (2) astrolabe             (4) caravel

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16.

16 The Encounter occurred as a result of European
   explorers crossing the
   (1) Atlantic Ocean
   (2) Sahara Desert
   (3) Andes Mountains
   (4) Mediterranean Sea

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17.

17 In colonial Spanish America, which system was
   developed by the Spanish to support plantation
   agriculture?
   (1) barter              (3) domestic
   (2) encomienda          (4) guild

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18.

18 What happened in Russia as a result of actions
   taken by Peter the Great?
   (1) Russia was weakened by French invasions.
   (2) Catholicism was adopted as the state religion.
   (3) The Duma was reformed and the serfs were
       freed.
   (4) Russia borrowed Western ideas and expanded
       its territories.

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19.

19 Which heading best completes the partial outline
   on British history below?
      I. _______
         A. Magna Carta
         B. Glorious Revolution
         C. Bill of Rights
   (1)   Rise of Absolutism
   (2)   Beginning of Socialism
   (3)   Challenges to Papal Power
   (4)   Evolution of Parliamentary Democracy

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20.

20 Why is the Enlightenment considered a turning
   point in world history?
   (1) The factory system was used to mass-produce
       goods.
   (2) Martin Luther broke away from the Roman
       Catholic Church.
   (3) Europeans changed their thinking about the
       role of government.
   (4) The Columbian exchange occurred.

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