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What was one result of the European Commercial Revolution?
a) a decline in the spice trade b) the destruction of the papacy c) an increased reliance on bartering d) the development of capitalism
Which action did Japan take during the Meiji Restoration?
a) established a social system to benefit the samurai b) sent experts to learn from modern Western nations c) allowed communist ideas to dominate its government d) started an ambitious program to expel foreign manufacturers
The introduction of the Cyrillic alphabet and Orthodox Christianity to Russia is most closely associated with
a) Viking conquests b) Byzantine missionaries c) Alexander the Great’s armies d) Ottoman expansion
One way in which the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire (1915) and the Tutsis in Rwanda (1994) are similar is that both groups
a) sought safe haven in the Soviet Union b) suffered human rights violations c) seceded to create an independent state d) fled to escape a severe flood
Some of the ethnic strife in Africa today can be traced back to the European division of Africa resulting from the
a) Treaty of Tordesillas b) Congress of Vienna c) Yalta Conference d) Berlin Conference
Which civilization is credited with recording data with quipu, developing an elaborate road system, and constructing Machu Picchu?
a) Roman b) Greek c) Incan d) Chinese
One way in which the travels of Marco Polo and the voyages of Zheng He are similar is that both
a) established colonial territories b) stimulated trade c) encouraged mass migrations d) led to discoveries in Africa
What was an immediate result of the Great Leap Forward (1958)?
a) independence of Kenya from Great Britain b) the breakup of the Soviet Union c) the relocation of Bosnian refugees d) increased famine in China
The 38th parallel in Korea and the 17th parallel in Vietnam were used to mark
a) boundaries created by mountain ranges b) demarcation lines instituted by papal authority c) territorial claims disputed between ethnic minorities d) political divisions established between communist and noncommunist territories
The purpose of Mohandas Gandhi’s actions such as the Salt March and the textile boycott was to
a) begin a cycle of armed revolution b) draw attention to critical issues c) increase the strength of the military d) resist the power of religious leaders
Which event sparked the outbreak of World War I?
a) attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan b) Germany’s invasion of Poland c) Bolshevik coup d’état in Russia d) assassination of the Austrian Archduke
Which action is most closely associated with totalitarian governments?
a) public discussion of issues and building consensus b) accepting criticism and permitting dissent c) engaging in censorship and propaganda d) open and transparent elections
In the late 1700s, the Industrial Revolution developed in Britain because Britain
a) possessed key factors of production b) excluded foreign investors c) suppressed the enclosure movement d) required a minimum wage be paid to workers
One scientific belief held by both René Descartes and Isaac Newton is that
a) use reason to discover truth b) theories should be made to fit existing traditional ideas c) method by which discoveries are made is unimportant d) problems should be solved by reading religious texts
Simón Bolívar, Toussaint L’Ouverture, and José de San Martín are all associated with revolutions in
a) Europe b) Asia c) North America d) Latin America
Which individual suggested the idea that if a government fails to protect its people’s natural rights of life, liberty, and property, the people have the right to overthrow it?
a) Karl Marx b) John Locke c) Thomas Hobbes d) Martin Luther
The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights both served to
a) extend the voting privileges of commoners b) abolish the government’s role in levying taxes c) limit the power of the monarchy d) support the theory of the divine right of kings
What was one important result of Mansa Musa’s pilgrimage to Mecca?
a) creation of a large navy b) translation of the Qur’an from Arabic to Swahili c) establishment of diplomatic ties with other Muslim states d) preservation of animistic traditions in the Arabian Peninsula
Throughout history, a basic purpose of government has been to provide
a) equal rights for all people b) laws to maintain order c) representation for all social classes d) separate political and religious systems
The Neolithic Revolution is considered a turning point in global history because it led to
a) increasing migrations of people in search of food b) increasing use of animal skins for clothing c) a belief in a spiritual world d) the development of civilization
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