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1According to the maps, areas under European colonial power in Latin America were —
Asignificantly reduced by 1830
Bconfined to the Caribbean in 1800
Ccentered near Cape Horn by 1830
Dfar from the equator in 1800
 

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2Which conclusion can correctly be drawn from this information?
FNorth Korean workers are more productive than South Korean workers.
GSouth Korea has a stronger economy than North Korea.
HNorth Korea has a higher standard of living than South Korea.
JSouth Korea is geographically smaller than North Korea.
 

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3According to the table, in 1890 there were more —
Apeople who were foreign-born than native-born
Bnative-born people than foreign-born people living in cities with a population of 2,500 to 99,999
Cforeign-born people than native-born people living in towns with a population of less than 2,500
Dforeign-born people than native-born people living in cities
 

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4According to the map, which of the following cities was the last to become part of unified Italy?
FGenoa
GVenice
HNaples
JRome
 

5During the Middle Ages, the most direct effect of the printing press in Europe was the —
Aloss of power among peasants
Bincrease of royal authority
Crapid spread of new ideas
Dlimited use of books in universities
 

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6It can be concluded from the diagrams above that a common characteristic of these historical cities is that they —
Fall encouraged regional migrations
Gwere all easily accessed by outsiders
Hall had secure living environments
Jwere all able to export raw materials
 

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7The author of this editorial believed that the Union’s draft policy during the Civil War was —
Aessential for defeating the Confederacy
Ban unnecessary use of manpower
Cunfair to men serving in the Union army
Dneeded to increase the size of the legislature
 

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8Based on the map above, it can be concluded that India’s railway
system —
Fcaused the economic decline of port cities in the west
Gresulted in countrywide efforts to produce a single crop
Hcaused many commercial farmers to relocate to the east
Jmade the transportation of produce to port cities easier
 

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9The events listed in the time line show that ancient Romans strove to —
Amake all types of forced labor illegal
Buse the city only for industrial purposes
Cmaintain a high standard of public health
Dlimit the making of crafts inside the city
 

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10This photograph best demonstrates which worldwide distribution pattern?
FMost people live in the Southern Hemisphere.
GThe United States has a larger population than China.
HMost industrial nations are located in the Northern Hemisphere.
JAustralia has more urban centers than Japan.
 

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11Which of the following provisions in the U.S. Constitution addresses the colonial grievance above?
AThe vice president may be impeached.
BThe president is the commander in chief.
CU.S. Supreme Court justices serve for life.
DCongress may establish tax laws.
 

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12The work of Louis Pasteur, shown above, helped improve global —
Fcommunication
Gpeace
Hhealth
Jtransportation
 

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13All the factors listed above contributed to the mid-19th-century wave of —
AChinese laborers immigrating to the United States
BIrish immigration to the United States
Cincreased slave revolts in the South
Dabolition movements in Ireland
 

14John Locke’s philosophy of natural rights asserts that all people have certain basic rights from birth. In the Declaration of Independence, these rights are referred to as —
Fpolitical rights
Gunalienable rights
Hstates’ rights
Jwomen’s rights
 

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15Which of the above excerpts is most similar to the idea of representative government as reflected in the U.S. Constitution?
AExcerpt 1
BExcerpt 2
CExcerpt 3
DExcerpt 4
 

16Which of the following contributed the most to the spread of popular culture in Europe and North America during the 20th century?
FHarsh conditions for workers
GSevere outbreaks of disease
HThe survival of cottage industries
JAdvances in communications
 

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17Which of the following is best described by the characteristics listed above?
AMagna Carta
BThe Federalist Papers
CFundamental Orders of Connecticut
DMayflower Compact
 

18Following the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the Continental army. The commander in charge of uniting American militias under this new army was —
FBaron von Steuben
GBenjamin Franklin
HThomas Jefferson
JGeorge Washington
 

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19Based on the information above, what was the primary purpose of the Cu Chi tunnel complex?
ATo provide a military advantage to the Vietcong
BTo protect villagers from gas attacks by the Vietcong
CTo protect the harvest from destruction by U.S. troops
DTo provide an escape route for U.S. soldiers
 

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20As a result of Alexander’s conquests and military campaigns, Greek culture spread from —
FAsia to Africa
GEurope to Africa and Asia
HNorth Africa to Rome
JEurope to North and South America
 

21The firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, was the first armed conflict of the —
ARevolutionary War
BCivil War
CSeven Years’ War
DMexican War
 

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22The doctrines described in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions outlined the conflict over the —
Fextent of the powers of the national government
Grise of the abolitionist movement
Huse of the power of judicial review
Jamendment of the Articles of Confederation
 

23In 1930 Mohandas Gandhi publicly opposed the British monopoly on the production and sale of salt in India. He led an illegal march to gather salt from the Arabian Sea. What effect did Gandhi’s actions have on Indians living under British authority?
AIndians started using nonviolent methods to defy British law.
BIndians began promoting the caste system in other countries.
CIndians held large rallies in support of British rule.
DIndians continued to boycott the use of homespun textiles.
 

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24The point of view expressed in this political cartoon is that U.S. foreign policy under the Monroe Doctrine —
Fcaused fighting in areas beyond the Western Hemisphere
Gencouraged Europeans to travel to the Northern Hemisphere
Hprotected the Western Hemisphere from hostilities overseas
Jsecured European possessions in the Northern Hemisphere
 

25One factor that enabled the growth of independent colonial government in British North America was the —
Alack of social and economic provisions in the charters
Bcreation of wealth through the development of industry
Cdifficulty of exercising governmental control from a distance
Dextensive cooperation between native peoples and settlers
 

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26Which of the families described above is engaged in subsistence agriculture?
FFamily A
GFamily B
HFamily C
JFamily D
 

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27In the excerpt above, General Butler recounts the sacrifices of African Americans killed in a battle during the —
AAmerican Revolution
BWar of 1812
CMexican War
DCivil War
 

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28As illustrated on the map above, Phoenicia became a great trading power in the Mediterranean partially because of its —
Fclimate
Glatitude
Hresources
Jelevation
 

29Under the constitutional principle of popular sovereignty, the authority of government is derived from —
Astate legislatures
Bthe U.S. Supreme Court
Cacts of the U.S. Congress
Dthe will of the people
 

30One reason that the U.S. Congress was unable to resolve the nation’s economic problems while operating under the Articles of Confederation was that it —
Fhad no power to levy taxes
Gwas unable to secure foreign aid
Hhad to fund a large national army
Jwas feuding with the judicial branch
 

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31According to the map, which of the following resulted from Swedish expansion in the 16th and 17th centuries?
ACities in northern Europe decreased their economic activities.
BMost Baltic trading centers came under Swedish control.
CRussian influence in the Holy Roman Empire increased.
DDenmark-Norway conquered Swedish coastal territory.
 

32Which of the following sets of characteristics typically determined the right to vote in American colonies?
FGender, race, and property ownership
GNational origin, religion, and social class
HSocial class, race, and property ownership
JGender, national origin, and social class
 

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33In the late 1700s, the factors listed above contributed to the development of —
Aindustrialization
Ba stock exchange
Ca common currency
Dagricultural cooperatives
 

34The constitutional guarantees of free speech and a free press are important to a free society because they —
Fsupport a one-party political system
Gprotect majority rights
Hencourage an open exchange of ideas
Jrequire all citizens to vote
 



35The map best supports the conclusion that over time, each successive West African kingdom —
Acovered more territory
Bnegotiated with other empires
Cdeveloped metalworking technology
Dbecame less powerful
 

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36The sequence of events shown above best illustrates what constitutional principle?
FChecks and balances
GIndividual rights
HLimited government
JPopular sovereignty
 

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37This illustration of an 1873 anti-saloon demonstration shows that
women —
Ahad little interest in reform campaigns
Bpreferred to exercise free speech in private
Cwere active in reform movements
Drejected male support for female suffrage
 

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38Which Revolutionary Era leader is described above?
FThomas Jefferson
GJohn Adams
HBenedict Arnold
JAlexander Hamilton
 

39Which of the following is a common characteristic of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments?
AThey aim to protect the civil rights of African Americans.
BThey guarantee a high standard of living for workers.
CThey offer economic concessions to southern landowners.
DThey strengthen the authority of state governments.
 

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40Which nation would lose the most territory if the Kurdish area, as shown on the map above, became an independent nation?
FIran
GIraq
HSyria
JTurkey
 

41Which of the following contributed most to the decline of Native American civilizations in Latin America after the arrival of European explorers?
AFood exchange
BOverpopulation
CInfectious disease
DClimate change
 

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42According to the map, which of the following regions was gained by the Mongol Empire during Genghis Khan’s rule?
FPersia
GAfghanistan
HIndia
JTibet
 

43Which type of government best safeguards the individual rights of its citizens?
AModern autocracy
BTheocratic state
CModern democracy
DTotalitarian state
 

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44The list above is an example of how the U.S. Bill of Rights —
Fensures cooperation from suspects
Gprovides job security for attorneys
Hprotects the rights of the accused
Jlimits the rights of judges
 

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45The photograph above best depicts which of the following advancements of civilization?
AWritten language
BLunar calendar
CComplex government
DUse of metal
 

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46Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information in the table?
FSouth American nations have lower female literacy rates than those in Central America.
GCountries with high birthrates have no public education system.
HBirthrates are lower in South American nations than in North American nations.
JNations with higher percentages of literate women tend to have lower birthrates.
 

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47According to the map, which South African province specializes in producing only one of these crops?
AMpumalanga
BOrange Free State
CEastern Cape
DWestern Cape
 

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48These three statements best reflect the results of —
Fcultural diffusion
Gtechnological innovation
Hthe socialist system
Jthe feudal system
 

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49Which colonial issue is this cartoon most likely about?
ACensorship of the press
BTaxation without representation
CEstablishing a national religion
DQuartering of troops
 

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50According to the graph, the per capita income —
Ffor Myanmar and Vietnam rapidly declined
Gin Myanmar increased the most between 1998 and 2002
Hfor both nations remained the same
Jin Vietnam decreased the most between 1994 and 1997
 

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