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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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