Advanced Placement World History: Modern! Practice Test

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As part of advanced placement, different tests are given to ascertain and determine whether or not you will get through. The advanced placement world history quiz below specifically tests on the vast world history. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was not a factor in starting World War I?
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Weakening of the Ottoman Empire

    • C. 

      Competition for resources in colonial territories to fuel ongoing technology development

    • D. 

      Alliances and interactive military plans

    • E. 

      The Monroe Doctrine

  • 2. 
    In the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was referred to as the
    • A. 

      "sick man of Europe."

    • B. 

      "Turkish Colossus."

    • C. 

      "Evil Empire."

    • D. 

      "Threat from the East."

    • E. 

      "Scarlet Knights."

  • 3. 
    What turned the political assassination of Franz Ferdinand into a world-wide event involving all of the Great Powers was:
    • A. 

      Competition among industrialized nations.

    • B. 

      The pre-existing system of alliances.

    • C. 

      The familial squabbles of the royal houses of Europe, all grandchildren of Queen Victoria.

    • D. 

      The opportunity to incite revolution in China and Russia.

    • E. 

      The entry of the United States into the fray of war.

  • 4. 
      The policy decision that most affected future relations between the Jewish and Palestinian settlers was embodied in
    • A. 

      The Balfour Declaration.

    • B. 

      The Treaty of Brest Litovsk.

    • C. 

      The Zimmerman Telegram.

    • D. 

      The Dreyfus Affair.

    • E. 

      The Doctors' Conspiracy.

  • 5. 
    Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the
    • A. 

      Bolsheviks.

    • B. 

      Mensheviks.

    • C. 

      Social Revolutionaries.

    • D. 

      Provisional Government.

    • E. 

      Young Turks.

  • 6. 
    Which was not one of the significant parts of Wilson's fourteen-point plan to end the war?
    • A. 

      German evacuation of occupied lands

    • B. 

      Autonomy for nationalities under Ottoman rule

    • C. 

      Forfeiture of all German agricultural lands

    • D. 

      Formation of an association of nations to ensure the independence and territorial integrity of all states

    • E. 

      Inclusion of local populations to settle territorial disputes

  • 7. 
    The influenza epidemic of 1918-1919
    • A. 

      Was a germ warfare attack by the Germans.

    • B. 

      Killed 1 million.

    • C. 

      Killed 20 million.

    • D. 

      Did not kill people, but killed horses.

    • E. 

      Was contained with the use of antibiotics.

    • F. 

      Was contained with the use of antibiotics.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was not one of the elements in the Treaty of Versailles that angered Germany?
    • A. 

      The infamous "guilt clause"

    • B. 

      The amount of reparations it had to pay

    • C. 

      The loss of territory it sustained

    • D. 

      High tariffs enacted by the allies

    • E. 

      Elimination of the German air force

  • 9. 
    The Communist Party of the Soviet Union planned to pay for industrialization by
    • A. 

      Collecting taxes on agricultural production.

    • B. 

      Raising tariffs on all imports.

    • C. 

      Bleeding wealth from neighboring territories.

    • D. 

      Squeezing the peasants.

    • E. 

      Getting large loans from the World Bank.

  • 10. 
    The leader of the Guomindang after 1925 was:
    • A. 

      Yuan Shikai

    • B. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • C. 

      Sun Yat-sen

    • D. 

      Mao Tse Tung

    • E. 

      Emperess Cixi

  • 11. 
    Japan had
    • A. 

      Very few natural resources and little arable land.

    • B. 

      Many natural resources and little arable land.

    • C. 

      Very few natural resources and abundant arable land.

    • D. 

      Many natural resources and abundant arable land.

    • E. 

      A small and unmotivated population.

  • 12. 
    What was the mandate system?
    • A. 

      The League of Nations members divided a percentage of wealth generated by all colonies.

    • B. 

      Colonial rulers administered territories but were held accountable to the League of Nations.

    • C. 

      Colonialism was eliminated.

    • D. 

      Colonies were incorporated into various nations with all the rights and liabilities of ordinary citizens.

    • E. 

      An immigration system of guest workers was designed to supply the former colonizers with inexpensive laborers.

  • 13. 
    In 1923, Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) turned Turkey into
    • A. 

      A sultanate.

    • B. 

      An Islamic state.

    • C. 

      A secular republic.

    • D. 

      A Communist state.

    • E. 

      A "mega-state" through its merger with Greece.

  • 14. 
    Stalin's First Five-Year Plan stressed
    • A. 

      Increases in electricity and heavy industries.

    • B. 

      Production of consumer goods for export.

    • C. 

      Acquiring colonies to protect the Soviet economy.

    • D. 

      Decentralized control and economic incentives.

    • E. 

      Participation in the European Union.

  • 15. 
    The stock market crash of 1929 turned into
    • A. 

      The deepest, most widespread depression in history.

    • B. 

      An economic boon to the "common man," as he was now able to afford stock.

    • C. 

      A minor depression followed by an economic recovery.

    • D. 

      A "limited" depression in some countries, but not most Western countries.

    • E. 

      A depression for the United States only.

  • 16. 
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's economic recovery plan was:
    • A. 

      New Deal

    • B. 

      Square Deal

    • C. 

      New Frontier

    • D. 

      Fair Deal

    • E. 

      Trickle Down Economics

  • 17. 
    Hitler's goal for Germany included all of the following except
    • A. 

      The repeal of the Treaty of Versailles.

    • B. 

      To take over all German-speaking territory.

    • C. 

      To expand into Poland.

    • D. 

      To eliminate the Jews from Europe.

    • E. 

      To divide the Western world from the Eastern by a tripartite pact with Japan.

  • 18. 
    In 1935, Mussolini took advantage of the weakness of the Western democracies and
    • A. 

      Invaded Ethiopia.

    • B. 

      Launched a bombing campaign against France.

    • C. 

      Ended diplomatic relations with Britain.

    • D. 

      Sent military aid to Germany.

    • E. 

      Annexed Sicily.

  • 19. 
    Many Japanese nationalists thought that the answer to the Depression was to
    • A. 

      Once again close Japan to Western influence.

    • B. 

      Have Japanese colonies.

    • C. 

      Better support Japanese agriculture.

    • D. 

      Make prayers and sacrifices to their ancestors.

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 20. 
    Mao Zedong's variety of communism was a radical departure from the traditional ideology because it
    • A. 

      Emphasized the urban proletariat.

    • B. 

      Involved no land distribution.

    • C. 

      Relied on the peasantry.

    • D. 

      Was the same as Stalin's brand of communism.

    • E. 

      Only accepted individuals under twelve years old so they could be properly indoctrinated.

  • 21. 
    Mao Zedong's 1934 escape from the Guomindang to Shaanxi was called the
    • A. 

      Miracle of Mao.

    • B. 

      Long March.

    • C. 

      Trek to the Mountain.

    • D. 

      March of Madness.

    • E. 

      Night of Terror.

  • 22. 
    The German Blitzkrieg meant, literally,
    • A. 

      Death from above.

    • B. 

      No surrender.

    • C. 

      Total war.

    • D. 

      Lightning war.

    • E. 

      Secret war.

  • 23. 
    The Battle of Britain was conducted primarily by
    • A. 

      Air attacks.

    • B. 

      Submarines.

    • C. 

      Naval warships.

    • D. 

      Ground force invasion on the beaches at Hastings.

    • E. 

      Detonating a magneto-electric pulse on London to wipe out all electric power.

  • 24. 
    On December 7, 1941,
    • A. 

      The Yalta Conference took place and set in motion the plans for the Axis defeat.

    • B. 

      Japanese planes bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.

    • C. 

      Japan surrender to the United States to end World War II.

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union invaded north China.

    • E. 

      The United States army invaded the home islands of Japan.

  • 25. 
    The key to victory in the Pacific Ocean was
    • A. 

      Holding the Philippine Islands.

    • B. 

      Aircraft carriers.

    • C. 

      The base at Pearl Harbor.

    • D. 

      The atomic bomb.

    • E. 

      Short supply lines.

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