AP World History Quarter I Test Review

35 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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AP World History Quarter I Test Review


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  • 1. 
    The Aryan conquerors brought to India
    • its first civilization
    • distinctive religious ideas
    • long-lasting peace and stability
    • admiration for India’s earlier inhabitants
    • new agricultural techniques
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      E

  • 2. 
    Which statement about early humans do most scholars today agree is accurate?
    • Humans originated in Asia, then spread to Africa.
    • Humans originated in Africa, then migrated to the other continents.
    • Antarctica was inhabited by early hominids.
    • Humans appeared simultaneously throughout the world
    • none of the above.
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  • 3. 
    The African proverb, “Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter,” conveys which of the following?
    • common people need to learn how to write so they can tell their story.
    • hunting is a sport that brings glory only to the hunter.
    • the concept of history is much different in Africa than in Europe or the United States.
    • History usually reflects the viewpoint of the victors.
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  • 4. 
    Some historians have argued that significant social inequalities emerged only after the adoption of agriculture made it possible for some individuals to accumulate great amounts of surplus wealth.Which of the following most directly undermines that assertion? 
    • In the few hunting-gathering societies that remain today, men and women often share in decision making concerning the entire group.
    • rulers of ancient river valley civilizations, such as Egyptian pharaohs or Mesopotamian kings, often claimed descent from (or affinity with) the gods.
    • Archaeological evidence from many later Neolithic settlements in the Fertile Crescent has revealed increasing variations among the size of houses.
    • some pre-agricultural archaeological sites across the world have yielded evidence of significant disparities in the amount and quality of objects placed in individual graves.
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  • 5. 
    One similarity in the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, ancient Indian (Harappan), and ancient Chinese civilizations was they each developed
    • democratic governments
    • monotheistic religions
    • irrigation systems
    • industrialized economies
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  • 6. 
    Which group of people were monotheists?
    • the Hebrews in Mesopotamia
    • the Hittites in Egypt
    • the Harappan in India
    • the Shang in China
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  • 7. 
    What became a bond between people in Shang China?
    • a centralized government
    • horse drawn chariots
    • a love of their country
    • uniform written language
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  • 8. 
    Most early civilizations before 600 BCE shared which of the following characteristics?
    • animal herds and portable houses
    • large standing armies and elected governments
    • urban centers, growing populations, and writing systems
    • caravan trade, underground cities, and large ships
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  • 9. 
    Which of the following best explains why myths are useful to historians?
    • myths clarify how ancient technology worked
    • myths analyze how great heroes created the first societies
    • myths provide insights into the values and traditions of their societies
    • myth give detailed plans showing how ancient leaders achieved power.
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  • 10. 
    The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt were similar in that both cultures
    • established trade routes to China
    • used the ziggurat form for their temples
    • developed along rivers
    • used a hieroglyphic writing system
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  • 11. 
    Which of the following staple crops is most associated with the rise of mesoamerican civilizations?
    • manioc
    • potatoes
    • beans
    • maize
    • rice
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  • 12. 
    What was a characteristic of the political system in Egypt?
    • it was an extensive bureaucracy who got most of its governing ideas from the Romans
    • they used a 12-month calendar and had extensive medical knowledge
    • their king was known as the pharaoh
    • it was divided into city-states
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  • 13. 
    The “son of heaven” concept was designed to promote all of the following EXCEPT
    • loyalty of the emperor
    • centralization of power in the state
    • priests control of the state
    • the remoteness of the emperor from subjects
    • an explanation of the decline of dynasties
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  • 14. 
    Which technologies are generally thought to have been acquired by Paleolithic societies?I. fireII. stone toolsIII. ironIV. bronze
    • I
    • I and II
    • I, II, and III
    • I, II, and IV
    • none of the above
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  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements draws an accurate similarity between early agricultural societies in the Americas and those in the Eastern Hemisphere?
    • American societies were matriarchal, while those in the Eastern Hemisphere were patriarchal
    • Agricultural societies in both hemispheres were polytheistic
    • Both groups of societies relied on human muscle rather than technology to carry out manual labor
    • societies in the Western Hemisphere relied more on the flooding patterns of rivers than did those in the Eastern Hemisphere
    • societies in the Americas had larger beasts of burden than societies in the Eastern Hemisphere did
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  • 16. 
    What was used to communicate with ancestors, and what civilization used this way of communication?
    • mummification, Egypt
    • polytheism, Mesopotamia
    • oracle bones, CHina
    • priests, Indus Valley
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  • 17. 
    What statement defines the dynastic cycle?
    • Chinese governments ruled based on the power of a single family
    • while at first militarily powerful, as a dynasty came to depend more on Confucian scholars than generals, it became weaker militarily and would eventually fall to foreign invasion
    • Chinese government depended upon economic growth to sustain power, and as the economy declined, based on cycles, so too did the dynasties
    • initially a Chinese government enjoyed prosperity and economic growth, but over time corruption, internal disasters, and external invasions all eroded a dynasty’s power.
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  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes patriarchal relationships?
    • they involve abuse of female family members
    • they prevent women from engaging in commercial activity in public
    • women are secluded behind veils
    • women’s inferior status places them under the protection of male family members.
    • women are denied an education
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  • 19. 
    The invention of writing systems and the growth of cities occurred only in civilizations that
    • originated in South America
    • developed matriarchal leadership
    • developed complex institutions
    • borrowed heavily from the Greeks and Romans
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      A

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  • 20. 
    Metal tools were preferred over wood and stone tools for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • metal hoes and other tools allowed farmers to work the ground more efficiently
    • they made superior weapons
    • they were easier for ordinary people to produce in mass at home
    • they allowed some artisans to become specialists in metal working who could then trade with the farmers
    • they were sharper and more precise
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  • 21. 
    Women were important contributors to the Agricultural Revolution because they were likely the ones who
    • traded grains for meat
    • made tools and containers
    • gathered edible plants and knew where grains grew
    • performed essential agricultural tasks such as plowing and irrigation
    • found that farming required less work and less time
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  • 22. 
    Identify the statement that best begins an explanation of the Neolithic Revolution
    1. in Northern Europe, nomadic hunters began to produce more complex stone tools
    2. in East Asia, early settlers began using markings on turtle shells and bones as an early form of record keeping
    3. in the MIddle East, people began to settle in small communities and practice agriculture
    4. in Mesoamerica, agricultural settlements saw an expansion of their populations and the beginning of more complex governments
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  • 23. 
    Which of the following Indo-European languages was spread to India through migration about 1500 BCE?
    • Hindi
    • Sanskrit
    • Arabic
    • Mandarin
    • Farsi
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  • 24. 
    Which of the following occurred as a result of the development of agriculture in societies that previously relied on hunting and gatheringa.     conditions for women improvedb.     incidence of disease declinedc.      polytheism disappearedd.    population density increasede.     degradation of the environment lessened
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  • 25. 
    The early civilizations of the Nile River Valley, Mesopotamia, and the Yangtze were similar because they werea.     dependent on fertile landb.     monotheisticc.      industrialized societiesd.     dependent on each other for trade
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