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World History AP Unit 1 Overview

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world history AP unit 1 overview

This is the diagnosed test of the Final in AP world History. It is the End of unit Review questions.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the following commonly characterize the development of civilization EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Public building projects

    • B. 

      A written language

    • C. 

      Long distance trade

    • D. 

      Increasing equality among all citizens.

  • 2. 
    Women were important contributors to the agricultural revolution because they were more likely the gender that
    • A. 

      Owned property

    • B. 

      Wanted more leisure time

    • C. 

      Gathered edible plants and knew where grains grew

    • D. 

      Liked Farming

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The Ruler was chosen and favored by heaven, and held power as he was a wise and principled guardian of his people.

    • B. 

      The Ruler was believed to be a god himself so his authority could not be questioned

    • C. 

      The ruler depended heavily on his staff, so real authority lay in the hands of the bureaucrats.

    • D. 

      The ruler was a military leader who held power as long as he was victorious on the battlefield.

  • 4. 
    Which were considered to be common phenomena in early mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, and the Indus River Valley?
    • A. 

      Complex writing system

    • B. 

      Extensive irrigation

    • C. 

      Long distance trade

    • D. 

      Centralization of civilization around navigable rivers

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the best explanation for why the concept of civilization is controversial as an organizing principle of world history?
    • A. 

      The concept is too broad to have any meaning

    • B. 

      The use of the concept assumes that settled people are superior to nomads

    • C. 

      The Concept implies that eastern civilizations are more superior then those in the west.

    • D. 

      The Concept assumes that nomadic peoples are civilized

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Reliable Food Supplies Increased

    • B. 

      The total human population increased

    • C. 

      Job Specialization Occurred

    • D. 

      Women and Men Grew to a more equal Status

    • E. 

      The distinction between nomads and settled people became more important

  • 7. 
    Which of the following most accurately compares the government structures of early mesopotamia and egypt?
    • A. 

      The government of both civilizations were highly decentralized

    • B. 

      Overall, Mesopotamian government was characterized by strong city-states, and egypt was ruled by divine kingship

    • C. 

      Both Civilizations power was considered to be in the hands of a king that was believed to be a god

  • 8. 
    All following ancient civilizations were centered around a river valley EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Chavin

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Indus Valley

  • 9. 
    Confucianism encourages its followers to
    • A. 

      Learn from foreigners

    • B. 

      Seek principles of science

    • C. 

      Believe their rulers were not in anyway divine

    • D. 

      Follow ethical rules to promote harmony and order

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The Hittite Empire collapsed

    • B. 

      Major trade centers in western asia were destroyed

    • C. 

      Egypt was signifigantly weakened by a series of outside attacks.

    • D. 

      The Zhou Dynasty fell, and the Warring States period began

  • 11. 
    What is the most valuable commodity added to establish trading systems by the trans-saharan trade?
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Pottery

    • C. 

      Salt

    • D. 

      Spices

  • 12. 
    The people who transported goods across the sahara and dominated trade across the desert for centuries were the
    • A. 

      Berbers

    • B. 

      Bedouins

    • C. 

      Malays

    • D. 

      Ghanans

    • E. 

      Bantu

  • 13. 
    Shifting cultivation was generally practiced
    • A. 

      Around fertile river valleys

    • B. 

      In rain forests

    • C. 

      In mountainous areas

    • D. 

      Along dry costal areas

  • 14. 
    Which of the Following most helps to explain why the collapse of political institutions was more devastating to the Roman civilization then Han China or Gupta India? 
    • A. 

      Political institutions in Rome were weaker to begin with.

    • B. 

      The barbarian attacks destroyed more physical properties and vital public works

    • C. 

      Roman emperors had more power then did Han or Gupta emperors so their downfall eviscerated the Roman Empire

    • D. 

      Han China and Gupta India had strong religious/philosophical traditions to provide continuity.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following characteristics contributed most directly to a tendency towards political disunity?
    • A. 

      Weak religious traditions

    • B. 

      Lack of foreign trade

    • C. 

      Weak social structure

    • D. 

      Diverse geographical features

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The silk Route linked china to the Mediterrian world via Central Asia, Iran, And Mesopotamia.

    • B. 

      Breeding of Hybrid Camels

    • C. 

      The Chinese traded silk, pottery, and paper for horses, etc.

    • D. 

      Silk road did not directly effect turkish Nomads.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      They wanted access to sea trade and its accompanying wealth

    • B. 

      The best farmland was concentrated along the rivers in eastern china.

    • C. 

      They were more isolated from invasion from nomad people here

  • 18. 
    The Importance of written language in Chinese culture was communication with ancestors, also known as _______.
  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Spartan women did not have as many freedoms as Athenian women.

    • B. 

      The Athenians emphasized the importance of poetry, art, and philosophy; the spartans did not.

    • C. 

      Both Sparta and Athens dominated the countryside around them and were two of the largest city states.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following belief systems have their origins in China during the classical era?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Legalism

    • D. 

      Confucianism

    • E. 

      B,C,D.

  • 21. 
    Buddhists believe that a state of grace or nirvana may be reached by:
    • A. 

      Changing one's karma

    • B. 

      Following the moral duties of one's caste

    • C. 

      Following the eightfold path

    • D. 

      Being reincarnated as a brahman

  • 22. 
    Early Christianity worked more in converting others to the religion then early Judism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      John

    • C. 

      Peter

    • D. 

      Paul

    • E. 

      Mark

  • 24. 
    What central feature of Hinduism did buddhism reject?
    • A. 

      Union with a universal spirit as a major goal

    • B. 

      Use of missionaries to spread the religion

    • C. 

      The caste system

    • D. 

      Reincarnation