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Global History and Geography - New York Regents June 2011 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 answers to questions 1 and 2 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

1 This map illustrates the relationship between
  (1) religion and government
  (2) ironworking and trans-Saharan trade
  (3) humans and environment
  (4) monsoons and flooding

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2.

2 Which process is shown on this map?
  (1) nationalization                   (3) urbanization
  (2) cultural diffusion                (4) social stratification

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3.

3 An economist who focused on ancient societies
  would most likely study the
  (1) development of trade
  (2) evolution of family patterns
  (3) effect of fire on the lives of the people
  (4) role of religion in river valley civilizations

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4.

4 Knowing the latitude of a location would be most
  helpful in determining
  (1) language               (3) population
  (2) temperature            (4) time

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5.

Base your answer to question 5 on the photographs below and on your knowledge of social studies.

5 The cultural contributions shown in these photographs were developed during the
  (1) Mesopotamian civilizations           (3) Tang dynasty
  (2) Pax Romana                           (4) Byzantine Empire

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6.

    Base your answer to question 6 on the passage
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
   …The girl and two other children were left on a
   mountaintop to succumb [fall victim] to the cold
   as offerings to the gods, according to the
   archaeologists who found the mummified
   remains in Argentina in 1999….
              — “Frozen Inca Mummy Goes On Display,”
                            National Geographic News,
                                  September 11, 2007
 6 This passage best illustrates the role of
   archaeologists in
   (1) interpreting evidence
   (2) challenging customs
   (3) classifying artifacts
   (4) planning expeditions

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7.

7 Which statement about the Neolithic Revolution
  is an opinion rather than a fact?
  (1) Early peoples made greater cultural
      advancements than did people of later
      civilizations.
  (2) The Neolithic Revolution resulted in changes
      for nomadic peoples.
  (3) New technology was developed during the
      Neolithic Revolution.
  (4) Agricultural developments resulted in the
      establishment of permanent settlements.

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8.

8 The concept of zero, the expansion of the caste
  system, and the creation of the decimal system
  are most closely associated with the
  (1) Inca Empire            (3) Song dynasty
  (2) Tokugawa shogunate (4) Gupta Empire

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9.

9 During the European Middle Ages, guilds were
  created to
  (1) obtain better working conditions in factories
  (2) standardize goods and prices
  (3) regulate the money supply
  (4) increase competition

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10.

10 Both Ibn Battuta and Mansa Musa demonstrated
   their religious values by
   (1) meditating along the banks of the Ganges
       River
   (2) converting Africans to Christianity
   (3) making a pilgrimage to Mecca
   (4) visiting the wailing wall in Jerusalem

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11.

11 Which action is linked to the spread of the Black
   Death to Europe during the 14th century?
   (1) trade with Asia
   (2) conquest of Japan
   (3) trade across the Sahara
   (4) exploration of the Western Hemisphere

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12.

12 What was one ideal of Renaissance humanism?
   (1) training as a knight and practicing chivalry
   (2) obeying divine right monarchs and the
       church
   (3) living apart from the world and taking
       monastic vows
   (4) investigating areas of interest and fulfilling
       one’s potential

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13.

13 • Captured the city of Constantinople in 1453
   • Benefited from rich trade along the
     Mediterranean Sea
   • Ruled by Suleiman the Lawgiver
   Which empire best fits these descriptions?
   (1) Roman                 (3) Mongol
   (2) Ottoman               (4) Songhai

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14.

14 One way in which the Ming dynasty in the early
   140os and the Spanish monarchy in the late 140os
   are similar is that both governments
   (1) promoted religious diversity
   (2) encouraged democratic reforms
   (3) emphasized equal rights for women
   (4) supported the expansion of overseas trade

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15.

    Base your answer to question 15 on the diagram
below and on your knowledge of social studies.

15 Which conclusion about Spanish colonialism in
   the Americas can be drawn from this diagram?
   (1) The fewest people in the population had the
       greatest power.
   (2) Africans and Native Americans were
       politically powerful.
   (3) The peninsulares made up the majority of the
       population.
   (4) Mestizos and mulattoes controlled the most
       land in the colonies.

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16.

16 What was one effect of the Columbian exchange
   on European society?
   (1) Migration to the Americas declined.
   (2) Horses were acquired for the first time.
   (3) The population increased with the introduction of new foods.
   (4) The Christian Church was divided into
       Roman Catholic and Orthodox.

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17.

17 During the first Global Age (A.D. 1450–1770),
   European countries obtained both a source of
   raw materials and a reliable market for their
   finished goods by developing
   (1) the policy of mercantilism
   (2) laissez-faire principles
   (3) trade cooperatives
   (4) forts along the Silk Roads

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18.

18 One way in which Akbar the Great, Ivan the
   Terrible, and Louis XIV are similar is that they
   were all
   (1) theocratic rulers    (3) absolute rulers
   (2) elected leaders      (4) enlightened despots

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19.

19 “The French Revolution is most important for
   having changed subjects to citizens.”
   This statement emphasizes the shift from
   (1) religious traditions to secular values
   (2) divine right rule to people’s participation in
       government
   (3) rural lifestyles to urban lifestyles
   (4) private property ownership to government
       ownership

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20.

20 Which geographic condition contributed to the
   defeat of Napoleon’s troops during the invasion of
   Russia?
   (1) drought               (3) severe flooding
   (2) typhoons              (4) harsh winter

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