AP World History Final Exam Semester 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements about the Emma Elish is NOT true?
    • A. 

      It probably dates to about 2000 B.C.E.

    • B. 

      Humans were created by gods out of earth and water.

    • C. 

      A rebelling god and goddess were destroyed by Marduk.

    • D. 

      It is the creation myth of the people of Akkad.

  • 2. 
    The Purusa-sakta:
    • A. 

      Is the myth from the Akkad culture

    • B. 

      Sets humans apart from nature

    • C. 

      Helped justify the caste system in India

    • D. 

      Holds that humans are not subject to the laws of nature

  • 3. 
    The book of Genesis holds that:
    • A. 

      God created the world in seven days.

    • B. 

      God created man "in his own image".

    • C. 

      Humans are on equal footing with animals.

    • D. 

      There are many gods worthy of worship.

  • 4. 
    In the mid-1700s, the more astute natural scientists:
    • A. 

      Had developed the genetic theory of mutation transmission

    • B. 

      Had provided a substantial body of evidence that the Earth was many of millions of years old

    • C. 

      Had proved the biblical account of creation

    • D. 

      Had questioned the idea that all plant and animal species had been separately created

  • 5. 
    Charles Darwin:
    • A. 

      Based his ideas on evolution on data he gathered while traveling in southeast Asia

    • B. 

      Refused to acknowledge that Alfred Russle Wallace had any useful ideas on evolution

    • C. 

      Acknowledged that there was a "Creator"

    • D. 

      Argued that teology was an integral of all life

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason put forth in the text for the disappearance of Neanderthals?
    • A. 

      Neaderthals warred with each other and droved themselves to extinction

    • B. 

      Homo sapiens sapiens destroyed the Neaderthals through violence

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens sapiens out-competed Neaderthals for resources

    • D. 

      Neanderthals interbred with Homo sapiens sapiens

  • 7. 
    Linguist Noam Chomsky argues that the ability to use language is:
    • A. 

      Learned from parents

    • B. 

      Learned from the environment

    • C. 

      Genetic

    • D. 

      A gift of the gods

  • 8. 
    Global migration of Homo sapiens sapiens:
    • A. 

      Began around 450,000 B.C.E.

    • B. 

      Was often spurred by major climate changes

    • C. 

      First occurred in the Americas

    • D. 

      Was usually random

  • 9. 
    The first animals to be domesticated in the "Fertile Crescent" were:
    • A. 

      Goats and sheep

    • B. 

      Pigs and cattle

    • C. 

      Dogs

    • D. 

      Llamas and turkeys

  • 10. 
    Which of the following empires was organized first?
    • A. 

      Persian

    • B. 

      Hittite

    • C. 

      Neo-Babylonias

    • D. 

      Assyrian

  • 11. 
    In Sumer after about 2800 B.C.E., members of this group ruled in conjunction with kings:
    • A. 

      Temple priests

    • B. 

      Large landowners

    • C. 

      Rich artisans

    • D. 

      Peasants' representatives

  • 12. 
    Which type of writing occurred first?
    • A. 

      Pictographic writing

    • B. 

      Assyrian writing

    • C. 

      Phonetic writing

    • D. 

      Cuneiform writing

  • 13. 
    The city-states of Mesopotamia were especially vulnerable due to:
    • A. 

      Inter-urban warfare

    • B. 

      Powerful external enemies

    • C. 

      Their lack of organized armies

    • D. 

      Inability to grow enough foo to adquately feed their population

  • 14. 
    This people invented writing:
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Akkadians

    • C. 

      Babylonians

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 15. 
    Sumerian cuneiform writing was primarily displaced due to the actions of:
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Jewish immigrants entering the Mesopotamian region around 1,000 B.C.E.

    • D. 

      The Hittites

  • 16. 
    The Sumerians:
    • A. 

      Originally came from northern Africa

    • B. 

      Were eventually defeated by the Ubaid peoples

    • C. 

      Dominated Mesopotamia for nearly a millenium

    • D. 

      Were eventually conquered by Alexander the Great

  • 17. 
    The Bronze Age:
    • A. 

      Preceded the Paleolithic Age

    • B. 

      Was a time of significant technological breakthroughs

    • C. 

      Was a time when little of relevance occurred

    • D. 

      Occurred before there were written records

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the four legacies of the Harappa described in the text?
    • A. 

      Aryan invaders adopted some of the settlement characteristics of the Indus valley civilization

    • B. 

      Aryan invaders adopted some of the Indus valley agricultural techniques

    • C. 

      Aryan invaders nearly completely destroyed the Indus valley civilization

    • D. 

      Aryan invaders may have adopted some religious ideas of the Indus valley civilization

  • 19. 
    The use of iron occurred:
    • A. 

      Before the use of the plow and cart

    • B. 

      Adter the use of bronze

    • C. 

      Before the use of pottery

    • D. 

      After the time of Christ

  • 20. 
    The art and craftwork of the Indus valley indicates:
    • A. 

      That the civilization was not very well developed

    • B. 

      That they participated in active interregion trade

    • C. 

      They did not possess metallurgic skills

    • D. 

      They were a nomadic people

  • 21. 
    Neolithic groups on China began the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and village life a early as:
    • A. 

      1700 B.C.E.

    • B. 

      9000 B.C.E.

    • C. 

      8000 B.C.E.

    • D. 

      2700 B.C.E.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following innovations was developed first?
    • A. 

      The crossbow

    • B. 

      Longshan ceramics

    • C. 

      Farming with domesticated animasl

    • D. 

      Yangshao penal code

  • 23. 
    Chinese three earliest known dynasties:
    • A. 

      Were centered on the Yangzi River

    • B. 

      Were each at one time the most powerful dynasty

    • C. 

      Did not overlap each other

    • D. 

      Showed a reverential respect for the sanctity of human life

  • 24. 
    The Xia dynasty:
    • A. 

      Apparently did not make pottery

    • B. 

      Was ruled by a single king who controlled all the powers of the state

    • C. 

      Did not leave any significant archeological sites, so little is known about it

    • D. 

      Had rulers that engaged in rituals and divinations

  • 25. 
    Chinese oracle bones:
    • A. 

      Have been useful to archeologists, anthropologists, and historians for at least three centuries

    • B. 

      First came to the attention of scientists after they were found at excavation sites

    • C. 

      Have provided useful information about the rulers of the Shang dynasty

    • D. 

      Were usually made from human bones

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