AP World History Practice Test -II

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Have you taken our the first AP World History Practice Test already? Here comes another one. Well, even if you haven't taken the first one, no problem. You can start with this, it's going to help you examine and prepare yourself for upcoming AP exams. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Charles V was the
    • A. 

      English king who broke with the Catholic church for political reasons

    • B. 

      Pope who called the Council of Trent to address abuses in the Catholic church

    • C. 

      Leader who tried, but failed, to centralize authority in the Holy Roman Empire

    • D. 

      Spanish king who attempted to invade England in 1588

    • E. 

      Portuguese leader who supported exploration down Africa's west coast

  • 2. 
    The Council of Trent
    • A. 

      Rooted out the Arian heresy

    • B. 

      Took steps to reform the Catholic church

    • C. 

      Launched the witch-hunts of the sixteenth century

    • D. 

      Played a key role in Henry VIII's break with the Catholic church

    • E. 

      Successfully reached a compromise in the early Protestant movement between Luther and Calvin

  • 3. 
    Ignatius Loyola was instrumental in
    • A. 

      Claiming the Philippines for Spain

    • B. 

      Making astronomical discoveries that called into question the Ptolemaic universe

    • C. 

      Calling together the Council of Trent

    • D. 

      Creating the Society of Jesus

    • E. 

      The formation of Spanish absolutism

  • 4. 
    Versailles was the magnificent royal palace of
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Charles I

    • C. 

      Peter the Great

    • D. 

      Francis I

    • E. 

      Frederick the Great

  • 5. 
    Which of the following states developed constitutional governments in the seventeeth century?
    • A. 

      Russia and Italy

    • B. 

      England and the Netherlands

    • C. 

      The Netherlands and France

    • D. 

      Spain and the Netherlands

    • E. 

      England and France

  • 6. 
    The English Civil War ended with the trial and decapitation of
    • A. 

      Elizabeth I

    • B. 

      James II

    • C. 

      James I

    • D. 

      Charles II

    • E. 

      Charles I

  • 7. 
    Catherine the Great's attempts at reform in Russia were esentially ended by
    • A. 

      The English Civil War

    • B. 

      The Old Beliefs schism

    • C. 

      Pugachev's Rebellion

    • D. 

      The "Time of Troubles."

    • E. 

      The Great Northern War

  • 8. 
    The most destructive European conflict before the twentieth century was
    • A. 

      The Hundred Years' War

    • B. 

      The Seven Years' War

    • C. 

      The Franco-Prussian War

    • D. 

      The War of the Spanish Succession

    • E. 

      The Thirty Years' War

  • 9. 
    The fundamental principle of diplomacy in early modern Europe was
    • A. 

      French domination

    • B. 

      The Anglo-French alliance

    • C. 

      The balance of power

    • D. 

      The Auld Alliance

    • E. 

      Raison d'etat

  • 10. 
    Luther's initial stimulus for formulating the Ninety-Five Theses was
    • A. 

      The turmoil caused by having two popes during the Great Schism

    • B. 

      His excommunication from the Roman Catholic church

    • C. 

      The influence of John Calvin

    • D. 

      His time spent in England during the English Reformation

    • E. 

      The sale of indulgences

  • 11. 
    Ninety-five percent of the condemned witches were
    • A. 

      Muslims

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Protestants

    • D. 

      Catholics

    • E. 

      Men

  • 12. 
    The Spanish Inquisition was first established in 1478 by
    • A. 

      Don Carlos

    • B. 

      Fernando and Isabel

    • C. 

      Philip III

    • D. 

      Philip II

    • E. 

      Charles V

  • 13. 
    Henry VIII's reformation in England
    • A. 

      Ignored Luther and instead pushed for change within Catholic guidelines

    • B. 

      Was much more politically driven than Luther's reformation

    • C. 

      Made far more profound changes in theology than Luther's reformation did

    • D. 

      Was based on the ideas of the Anabaptists

    • E. 

      Was inspired more by John Calvin's thought than by Luther's thought

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was not one of the policies pursued by Louis XIV?
    • A. 

      The maintenance of a huge standing army

    • B. 

      Use of the more dependable middle class as officials

    • C. 

      The creation of the palace at Versailles

    • D. 

      An attempt to make the nobles an active part of the government

    • E. 

      The promotion of economic development

  • 15. 
    The first great philosophical proponent of capitalism was
    • A. 

      Montesquieu

    • B. 

      Isaac Newton

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Francis Bacon

    • E. 

      Adam Smith

  • 16. 
    The Catholic church dramatically pushed the sake of indulgences in the sixteenth century because of the
    • A. 

      Need for Henry VIII to pay off the national debt

    • B. 

      Need to raise funds for the construction of St. Peter's basilica

    • C. 

      Need to match the resurgence of the Byzantine empire

    • D. 

      Expense associated with translating original Greek classics

    • E. 

      Threat posed by Islam

  • 17. 
    The event that inspired Henry VIII to confront the pope was
    • A. 

      Henry's desire to gain a divorce

    • B. 

      A new English translation of the Bible

    • C. 

      Henry's belief that the pope was secretly backing the French in the latest war

    • D. 

      Henry's frustration with the pope's inability to bring about church reform

    • E. 

      Henry's desire to unify all of Europe for a new round of crusades

  • 18. 
    The leader of England during the attempted invasion of the Spanish Armada was
    • A. 

      Charles II

    • B. 

      Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      James II

    • D. 

      Mary I

    • E. 

      Henry VIII

  • 19. 
    The city that stood as John Calvin's model Protestant community was
    • A. 

      Geneva

    • B. 

      Wittenberg

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      Paris

    • E. 

      Avignon

  • 20. 
    Which of the following factors was not one of the reasons for Charles V's failure to build a centralized, sovereign state in the Holy Roman Empire?
    • A. 

      Frequent invasions by England

    • B. 

      German nobles who refused to bend to Charles's will

    • C. 

      Internal religious tensions between Protestants and Catholics

    • D. 

      External pressure from the Ottomans

    • E. 

      External pressure from the French

  • 21. 
    The system by which unfinished materials were delivered to rual households for production was known as the
    • A. 

      Guild system

    • B. 

      Joint-stock company system

    • C. 

      Union system

    • D. 

      Putting-out system

    • E. 

      Countryside system

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following was not one of the pillars of the Catholic Reformation?
    • A. 

      The efforts of St. Ignatius Loyola

    • B. 

      The philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

    • C. 

      The Society of Jesus

    • D. 

      The religious fever of the Renaissance popes

    • E. 

      The Council of Trent

  • 23. 
    The Spanish leader who sent an armada against England in 1588 was
    • A. 

      Fernando

    • B. 

      Dom Henrique

    • C. 

      Philip II

    • D. 

      Don Juan

    • E. 

      Charles V

  • 24. 
    The architect of French absolutism was
    • A. 

      Louis XVIII

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Cardinal Richelieu

    • E. 

      Montesquieu

  • 25. 
    The most important consequence of the Peace of Westphalia was
    • A. 

      Ending the carnage of the Seven Years' War

    • B. 

      Promoting the notion that the European nations viewed each other as sovereign and equal

    • C. 

      Establishing an Anglo-French alliance that would last until World War I

    • D. 

      Laying the foundation for English control of most of the world

    • E. 

      Combining the Spanish and French thrones