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Global History and Geography - New York Regents January 2016 Exam


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1.

                                                  Part I
                                    Answer all questions in this part.
   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.
1 Which social scientists focus their studies on
  scarcity, resources, and profit motives?
  (1) archaeologists          (3) economists
  (2) historians              (4) sociologists

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2 A geographer attempts to understand and
  interpret patterns and processes primarily by
  (1) examining political theories
  (2) authenticating oral histories
  (3) studying supply and demand models
  (4) analyzing spatial data at different scales

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3 In a parliamentary system with multiple political
  parties in which no single party gains a majority,
  elections usually result in
  (1) command economies
  (2) religious conflict
  (3) coalition governments
  (4) secessionist movements

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4 Which factor most influenced the construction of
  semipermanent settlements during the Neolithic
  period?
  (1) production of surplus food
  (2) drawings on cave walls
  (3) ability to harness fire
  (4) introduction of fishing nets

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5 Which geographic feature was central in helping
  the Romans unify their empire?
  (1) Alps                 (3) Mediterranean Sea
  (2) Tiber River          (4) Great Rift Valley

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6 Which region was the birthplace of Confucianism,
  Buddhism, and Hinduism?
  (1) Africa                (3) Europe
  (2) Asia                  (4) South America

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7 Which area served as a cultural bridge between
  early China and Japan?
  (1) Persia               (3) India
  (2) Russia               (4) Korea

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8 The role of Muslim religious leaders in Africa was
  to
  (1) spread the Four Noble Truths
  (2) emphasize the importance of ancestor
      worship
  (3) promote the caste system
  (4) introduce the teachings of the Qur’an (Koran)

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9 The Abbasid and Ummayad empires are most
  closely associated with
  (1) causing the fall of the western Roman
      Empire
  (2) creating an Islamic Golden Age
  (3) controlling trade in the Strait of Malacca
  (4) inventing the compass and gunpowder

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10 The European system of manorialism is most
   closely associated with
   (1) promoting social mobility
   (2) reviving and preserving learning
   (3) serving the spiritual needs of society
   (4) maintaining economic self-sufficiency

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Base your answers to questions 11 and 12 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.
11 Based on this map, in which area did Europeans locate most of their trading bases?
   (1) banks of the Ganges River           (3) coast of the Arabian Sea
   (2) banks of the Indus River            (4) Bay of Bengal region

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12 Which conclusion about the Indian economy during the Mughal period can best be
   supported using the information shown on this map?
   (1) Cinnamon and pepper were the major products of Kashmir.
   (2) Most textile-related goods were produced north of the Deccan Sultanate.
   (3) Diamonds and gold were mined in the Bengal region.
   (4) Many tropical products were raised near Delhi.

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13.

Base your answer to question 13 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.
                                      The Wittenberg Church
13 Which period began as a result of the actions shown in this cartoon?
   (1) Italian Renaissance                   (3) Scientific Revolution
   (2) Protestant Reformation                (4) Glorious Revolution

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14 The kingdoms of Ghana and Mali became
   prosperous and powerful because of
   (1) their participation in the gold and salt trade
   (2) the military protection provided to them by
       the Egyptians
   (3) their dependence on legalism to enforce
       social control
   (4) the tax revenue they collected from Christian
       missionaries

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15 The Chinese belief that China was the Middle
   Kingdom is an example of
   (1) extraterritoriality
   (2) ethnocentrism
   (3) filial piety
   (4) the Mandate of Heaven

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Base your answer to question 16 on the graphic organizer below and on your knowledge of social studies.
16 Which phrase best completes this graphic organizer?
   (1) Building thousands of miles of roads
   (2) Maintenance of a large naval fleet
   (3) Establishment of a national library filled with hundreds of books
   (4) Reliance on camel caravans

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17 • Some Central Asian nomads made their living
     by fostering commerce along the Silk Road.
   • Central Asian nomads invaded villages and
     cities when climate changes affected their food
     supply.
   • Some Central Asian nomads adopted Islam and
     some embraced Islamic cultures.
   Based on these statements, which generalization
   about Central Asian nomads can best be
   supported?
   (1) They posed few challenges to settled
       societies.
   (2) They allied with settled neighbors to repel
       common enemies.
   (3) They interacted with settled societies.
   (4) They contributed little to the culture of their
       settled neighbors.

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18 The Ottoman Turks viewed Constantinople as
   being strategically important because it
   (1) was the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad
   (2) would allow them to control the Vatican
   (3) was a crossroads between Europe and Asia
   (4) would provide them with access to the
       Persian Gulf

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19 One way in which the voyages of Zheng He
   authorized by Emperor Yongle of China and the
   explorations funded by King Ferdinand and
   Queen Isabella of Spain are similar is that these
   voyages and explorations resulted in
   (1) an increasing effort to preserve the status quo
   (2) trade and cultural diffusion
   (3) the creation of colonial empires
   (4) naval wars between rival powers

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20 Which country is located in the region known as
   Latin America?
   (1) Portugal              (3) Vietnam
   (2) Somalia               (4) Argentina

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