FSOT : World History Geography! Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

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FSOT : World History Geography! Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

Geography is an essential variable of world history and other subjects, such as political science, anthropology, sociology, and economics. Geography impacted the creation and survival of different civilizations. Those established near substantial bodies of water, such as an ocean, proved to be more significant and more stable. History views human experience by the value of time, while geography views it from space. Travel the expanse of your mind and see how much you know for this quiz.


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  • 1. 
    In the 1978 Iranian Revolution, which overthrew the shah and resulted in the establishment of an Islamic Republic, 
    • A. 

      Took Western diplomats largely by surprise

    • B. 

      Was driven by frustration with Iran's lack of economic development and modernization.

    • C. 

      Was sparked by President Jimmy Carter's decision to admit the shah to the United States for medical treatment.

    • D. 

      Put Sunni Muslim clerics in control of the government.

  • 2. 
    Although the 1917 Balfour Declaration pledged British support for an eventual Jewish state, Britain strictly limited Jewish immigration to Palestine before 1948
    • A. 

      To placate anti-Zionist sentiments in Britain.

    • B. 

      To encourage Jewish immigration to the less contentious British colony of Uganda.

    • C. 

      To keep from alienating Arab leaders.

    • D. 

      To maintain pressure on the United States to accept higher numbers of refugees.

  • 3. 
    With the expulsion of the Kuomintang from China in 1949,
    • A. 

      The Chinese Communist Party moved quickly to secure its power in China by instituting the Cultural Revolution.

    • B. 

      Chaing Kai-shek was overthrown as leader of the Kuomintang.

    • C. 

      The Nationalists withdrew to the Island of Formosa.

    • D. 

      Chairman Mao initiated conversations with the Truman Administration to normalize relations.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following countries never belonged to the Warsaw Pact?
    • A. 

      Burgaria.

    • B. 

      Hungary.

    • C. 

      Czechoslovakia.

    • D. 

      Yugoslavia.

  • 5. 
    Although it came to symbolize the entire Cold War conflict, the Berlin Wall was built with what narrower purpose?
    • A. 

      To stop residents of the Soviet sector of Germany from fleeing to the West.

    • B. 

      As a preliminary step to imposing the Berlin Blockade.

    • C. 

      To embarrass President Truman.

    • D. 

      To undermine efforts by the East German government to improve relations with the West.

  • 6. 
    With international recognition of the Congo Free State by the Berlin congress in 1885, responsibility for governing the Congo
    • A. 

      Fell by default to the government of Belgium.

    • B. 

      Was returned to the tribal chiefs of the Congo.

    • C. 

      Was shared by Belgium, France, and Britain.

    • D. 

      Was held personally by Belgium's King Leopold II.

  • 7. 
    The Fashoda Crisis of 1896 brought which two great powers to the brink of war?
    • A. 

      Russia and Britain.

    • B. 

      France and Germany.

    • C. 

      France and Britain.

    • D. 

      Britain and the United States.

  • 8. 
    Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) advocated what broad goal for British involvement in Africa?
    • A. 

      The establishment of autonomous English-speaking dominions, on the model of Australia and Canada.

    • B. 

      The creation of a continuous line of British possessions connecting Capetown with Cairo.

    • C. 

      Greater respect for indigenous African institutions.

    • D. 

      Greater cooperation with other European powers.

  • 9. 
    The French decision to support the nascent United States against Britain in the American Revolutionary War was most decisively motivated by
    • A. 

      French Enlightenment thinking.

    • B. 

      French perceptions that an independent United States would counterbalance British power in the Atlantic.

    • C. 

      French hostility to Britain in the aftermath of the Seven Years War.

    • D. 

      French confidence that the Americans would win with or without French support.

  • 10. 
    The Seven Years War (1756-1763) went by what name in North America?
    • A. 

      King William's War.

    • B. 

      Queen Anne's War.

    • C. 

      The French and Indian War.

    • D. 

      The War of Jenkin's Ear.

  • 11. 
    During the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868), Japan's government
    • A. 

      Sought to keep outside influences from reaching Japan as much as possible.

    • B. 

      Was frustrated in its efforts to expand Japanese influence into Asia.

    • C. 

      Encouraged immigration in order to limit population growth.

    • D. 

      Encouraged the efforts of Jesuit and other Christian missionaries.

  • 12. 
    A fundamental difference between the colonialism of the 18th century and that of the 19th was that
    • A. 

      19th century colonial policies, unlike those of the 18th, focused on controlling raw materials and markets.

    • B. 

      19th century colonial powers, unlike those of the 18th, often claimed land simply to keep it away from the competing power.

    • C. 

      19th century colonial powers, unlike those of the 18th, established colonies in locations that were unlikely to ever support a substantial European population.

    • D. 

      19th century colonial policies were more efficient to the presence of indigenous people than were those of the 18th.

  • 13. 
    The French Revolution bore what relation to the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      It preceded and partially shaped the American Revolution.

    • B. 

      Like the American Revolution, it was inspired by Enlightenment thinking.

    • C. 

      It bore only a superficial relationship to the American Revolution.

    • D. 

      Unlike the American Revolution, which was political and economic in nature, it was a product of the Enlightenment.

  • 14. 
    The First Opium War (1839-1842) was a result of
    • A. 

      The Chinese government's efforts to halt the importation of opium into China by British and other merchants.

    • B. 

      The British government's efforts to halt the export of opium from China to India.

    • C. 

      American efforts to monopolize legal drug imports from China.

    • D. 

      The Chinese government's refusal to control the production of opium.

  • 15. 
    The Boxer Uprising, while aimed against Western influences in China,
    • A. 

      Won the admiration and support of President Theodore Roosevelt.

    • B. 

      Was also directed against corruption and incompetence with the Ch'ing government.

    • C. 

      Was openly supported by Tz'u Hsi, the Dowager Empress.

    • D. 

      Shared the same progressive goals that the deposed emperor Kuang-Hsu had supported.

  • 16. 
    America's Open Door Policy toward China
    • A. 

      Sought to prevent the partitioning of China by outside powers.

    • B. 

      Sought to prevent Chinese workers from competing with American labor.

    • C. 

      Sought to regulate immigration from China.

    • D. 

      Promised citizenship to Chinese immigrants after a four-year waiting period.

  • 17. 
    The French colonial presence in Vietnam became unsupportable
    • A. 

      After the establishment of the Fifth Republic in France.

    • B. 

      After the Japanese conquest of southeast Asia in 1941.

    • C. 

      After the death of President DeGaulle.

    • D. 

      After the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

  • 18. 
    Relations between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union
    • A. 

      Remained friendly from 1949 until the end of the Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      Although initially friendly, quickly turned hostile and remained so into the 1970s.

    • C. 

      Although initially hostile, quickly turned friendly because both states shared a common enemy.

    • D. 

      Were adversarial at times, but were never hostile.

  • 19. 
    The United States and the People's Republic of China started to normalize relations during the
    • A. 

      Eisenhower administration.

    • B. 

      Kennedy administration.

    • C. 

      Johnson administration.

    • D. 

      Nixon administration.

  • 20. 
    In traditional Chinese political thinking, the Mandate of Heaven can be lost
    • A. 

      If the emperors lack virtue and can no longer maintain a proper relationship with Heaven.

    • B. 

      If the people lack virtue.

    • C. 

      If the emperor dies without a legitimate male heir.

    • D. 

      If the army suffers a military defeat.

  • 21. 
    Augusto Sandino, whose name came to be associated with the left-leaning Sandinistas, became famous for resisting the United States military intervention in
    • A. 

      Guatemala.

    • B. 

      Cuba.

    • C. 

      Nicaragua.

    • D. 

      The Philippines.

  • 22. 
    Although intended as a term of derision, banana republic reflected
    • A. 

      The political and economic power of the United Fruit Company in much of Central America.

    • B. 

      The power of the pumpen proletariat in Honduras.

    • C. 

      The autarkic policies of several Central American countries that restricted the growing of export products, like bananas and coffee.

    • D. 

      The power of a few wealthy landowning families in many Central American countries.

  • 23. 
    During the bloodiest phase of the Mexican Revolution, American troops fought a series of cross-border skirmishes with this revolutionary leader.
    • A. 

      Pancho Villa.

    • B. 

      Emiliano Zapata.

    • C. 

      Alvero Obreson.

    • D. 

      Lazaro Cardenas.

  • 24. 
    During its first decades, the success of the Monroe Doctrine depended largely on
    • A. 

      Britain's desire to keep France and Spain out of the New World.

    • B. 

      France's desire to regain control of Canada.

    • C. 

      The failure of the European powers to discover the value of Latin America as a market.

    • D. 

      The absorption of the European powers with East Asia and Africa.

  • 25. 
    The United States emerged as a self consciously colonial power as a result of
    • A. 

      The 1867 purchase of Alaska.

    • B. 

      American intervention in Cuba and Guatemala.

    • C. 

      The Monroe Doctrine.

    • D. 

      The Spanish American War.

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