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Global History and Geography - New York Regents June 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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: Multiple choice

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1.

Base your answer to question 1 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

1 Based on the information provided by this map, where did Abraham’s journey originate?
  (1) Sahara Desert                        (3) Mesopotamia
  (2) Nile River valley                    (4) Mediterranean Sea

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2 People do not often create records for the benefit
  of historians. They produce them for other
  reasons.…
                                 — Chris Hinton, 1998
  Based on this statement, historical sources often
  contain
  (1) evidence that can be biased
  (2) facts that are completely balanced and
      reliable
  (3) accounts that represent all points of view
  (4) summaries that detail research about the
      distant past

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3.

3 Which concept is essential to the study of
  economic systems?
  (1) self-determination    (3) citizenship
  (2) factors of production (4) human rights

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4.

4 Which major geographic feature has hindered
  cultural diffusion between India and China?
  (1) Himalaya Mountains (3) Gobi Desert
  (2) Deccan Plateau        (4) Great Rift Valley

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5.

5 Which statement about the Bantu migration is an
  opinion rather than a fact?
  (1) The migration occurred gradually over a long
      period of time.
  (2) Language and knowledge spread from
      northwestern to southern and eastern Africa.
  (3) The lack of primary documents makes it
      difficult to determine the exact cause of the
      migration.
  (4) Bantu civilization was superior to those
      civilizations that it displaced.

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6 Historically, the Huang He has also been known
  as the “River of Sorrows” because
  (1) frozen ports have made trade difficult
  (2) cataracts have made transportation impossible
  (3) floods have destroyed crops and villages
  (4) burials have taken place at the sacred waters

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7 Both the Han dynasty and the Roman Empire
  were known for
  (1) developing decentralized political structures
  (2) having governments dominated by a
      merchant class
  (3) using examinations to select officials
  (4) having long periods of stable government

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8.

8 Which belief system is considered monotheistic?
  (1) Judaism               (3) Confucianism
  (2) Shinto                (4) animism

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9.

9 The Golden Age of India’s Gupta Empire is
  known for its
  (1) development of gunpowder
  (2) sea trade routes to Europe
  (3) acceptance of Christianity as an official religion
  (4) advancements in mathematics and medicine

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10.

10 Which geographic factor enabled the cities of
   Nanjing and Mogadishu to develop into powerful
   trading centers?
   (1) location on waterways
   (2) abundance of natural resources
   (3) predictable rainfall from the monsoon cycle
   (4) access to mountain passes

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11.

    Base your answer to question 11 on the chart
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
 Objects Discovered off the Java Coast in the
      1oth-Century Cirebon Shipwreck
   • Emerald green Islamic glass
   • Chinese porcelain decorated with dragons
     and birds
   • Jeweled gold-plated Arabian ceremonial
     daggers
   • Bronze religious objects with Hindu and
     Buddhist symbols
11 What does this archaeological find indicate about
   Southeast Asia during the 1oth century?
   (1) Religious objects from China were a major
       import.
   (2) Precious gems and metals were exported to
       Africa.
   (3) Europeans dominated East Asian and Middle
       Eastern trade networks.
   (4) The region served as a crossroads between
       Arab and Chinese traders.

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12.

12 Development and expansion of banking,
   insurance companies, and stock exchanges were
   essential to the system of
   (1) feudalism              (3) capitalism
   (2) tribute                (4) bartering

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13.

13 A key feature of European Renaissance culture
   was
   (1) an outlook emphasizing classicism, secularism,
       and individualism
   (2) a reliance on the Pope and his knights to
       maintain political stability
   (3) a shift in production from the domestic
       system to the factory system
   (4) a way of thinking stressing humility and
       Christian faith

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14.

14 Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Henry VIII all
   played a key role in the
   (1) attempts made to reclaim the Holy Land
   (2) fall of the Ottoman Empire
   (3) end of religious unity in Europe
   (4) establishment of parliamentary democracy in
       Britain

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15 The practice of Islam throughout much of West
   Africa is evidence that
   (1) Islam spread beyond the borders of the
       Arabian peninsula
   (2) Chinese trade carried Islamic beliefs to
       West Africa
   (3) Islam originated in West Africa and spread to
       the Middle East
   (4) Europeans encouraged Islamic beliefs during
       the colonial period

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16.

16 Which statement is consistent with the ideas of
   Niccolò Machiavelli?
   (1) Democratic principles should be followed
       faithfully.
   (2) The law should be subject to the will of the
       leader.
   (3) Human rights should be respected in all
       countries.
   (4) Markets should operate with little governmental interference.

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17.

17 What was a major cause for the shift in European
   trade from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic
   Ocean during the late 140os?
   (1) Ottoman       Turks   seized    control   of
       Constantinople.
   (2) The Ming dynasty authorized Zheng He to
       make long-distance voyages.
   (3) The Tokugawa shogunate adopted an
       isolationist policy.
   (4) Christian crusaders captured Jerusalem.

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18 The location of the Inca civilization of South
   America demonstrates the
   (1) importance of trade with western Europe
   (2) ability of humans to adapt the environment
   (3) influence of cultural diversity
   (4) complexity of indigenous belief systems

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19.

19 Why is Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage considered a
   turning point in world history?
   (1) Portugal’s claims to southern Africa were
       established.
   (2) His ship was the first to land in the Americas.
   (3) One of his ships was the first to circumnavigate
       Earth.
   (4) Britain’s control of the seas ended.

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20.

20 In the 17th and 18th centuries, the primary goal
   of mercantilism as practiced by European
   countries was to
   (1) glorify the power and aggressiveness of the
       military
   (2) create laws which guaranteed individual
       freedoms
   (3) teach the natives Christianity and offer them
       protection in exchange for labor
   (4) increase their supply of gold and silver through
       a favorable balance of trade

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