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1According to the map above, which of these statements is true?
ATurkmenistan is between Uzbekistan and Iran.
BUzbekistan has the longest border with Afghanistan.
CThe border between Iran and Afghanistan runs east to west.
DKabul is closest to Afghanistan’s border with Uzbekistan.
 

2The U.S. Constitution’s establishment of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government most clearly reflects which principle?
FPopular sovereignty
GIndividual rights
HSeparation of powers
JFederalism
 

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3Which conclusion is best supported by the graph above?
AIn 1960, more immigrants had been born in Asia than in Europe.
BFrom 1960 to 1990, promotional campaigns increased the overall number of European immigrants.
CIn 1990, more immigrants had been born in Latin America than in Asia.
DFrom 1960 to 1990, immigration restrictions reduced the overall number of Asian immigrants.
 

4In 1945, Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested and sent to a Soviet prison for criticizing Joseph Stalin. American citizens are protected from such arrests primarily by the —
FFirst Amendment right to free speech
GFifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination
HSixth Amendment right to a speedy trial
JEighth Amendment protection against excessive bail
 

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5Which statement is supported by the information in the map above?
ATamales have become a popular food in the Mississippi Delta region.
BTamales are inexpensive in coastal Mississippi.
CTamales made in Mississippi are different from those made in Texas.
DTamale production in the Mississippi Delta region is supported by government subsidies.
 

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6According to the information in the graph, in 2000 —
Flabor costs in Thailand were subsidized by the government
Gunemployment was higher in Peru than in Sweden
Hlabor costs were lower in Italy than in Sweden
Jlabor costs were higher in Italy than in Australia
 

7The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were intended to protect the rights of individuals from potential abuses by —
Aforeign countries
Bthe federal government
Cbig business
Dreligious organizations
 

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8According to the map above, which of these countries does not include land within the Arctic Circle?
FGreenland
GNorway
HUnited Kingdom
JUnited States
 

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9Which title best describes the list above?
AColonial Military Organizations
BColonial Attempts to Declare Independence
CColonial Trade Organizations
DColonial Examples of Self-Government
 

10One result of the expansion of Islam was the spread of which language?
FArabic
GFarsi
HSanskrit
JSwahili
 

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11Which conclusion can be drawn from the information in the table above?
AGoods and services are most expensive in traditional economies.
BCountries with market economies have a higher standard of living.
CSmaller and less-developed countries tend to encourage free enterprise.
DIndividual purchasing power is greatest in command economies.
 

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12It can be concluded from the map above that the Punic Wars were fought between Rome and Carthage most likely over control of the —
FAdriatic Sea
GBalkan Peninsula
HNile Delta
JMediterranean Sea
 

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13The items in the list above represent examples of which constitutional principle?
ARepublicanism
BChecks and balances
CIndividual rights
DPopular sovereignty
 

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14Which of the following is the best title for the diagram?
FEvents Leading to the Mexican War
GCauses of Shays’s Rebellion
HAdoption of the Missouri Compromise
JChronology of the Nullification Crisis
 

15The framers of the Articles of Confederation were particularly concerned about —
Aprotecting the rights of Native Americans
Bestablishing trade agreements with France
Climiting the power of the national government
Dbringing an end to the institution of slavery
 

16Which invention contributed most to the Industrial Revolution?
FMagnetic compass
GElectric lightbulb
HSteam engine
JMechanical reaper
 

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17Which conclusion about the spread of the bubonic plague to southern Europe can best be drawn from the map above?
AThe spread of the disease followed the routes of old Roman roads.
BThe disease was carried by ship to port cities.
CThe spread of the disease was limited by cold climates.
DThe disease affected only European cities.
 

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18George Washington had these words read to his troops at Valley Forge most likely to —
Ffind out whether they would compromise with British troops
Ginspire them to continue serving under difficult conditions
Hexplain that they would receive support from the French
Jsignal his retirement as their commander
 

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19According to the map above, the most densely populated areas of Madagascar are —
Aon the island’s northern tip
Blocated along the western coast
Clocated mainly in the central region
Dfound primarily in the south
 

20Which of these is an example of a biased statement?
FTexas is the second-largest state in the United States.
GTexas is the most important state in the United States.
HTexas contains three of the ten largest cities in the United States.
JTexas borders four other states in the United States.
 

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21This amendment was passed in response to —
Abudget pressures that created a shortage of military housing
Bhouse searches conducted by British troops
Cthe housing of British troops in civilian homes
Dthe use of civilian houses to store military supplies
 

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22Information on the map above supports the conclusion that the empire was gained through —
Fwarfare
Gtrade
Hmigration
Jrevolution
 

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23It can be inferred from the excerpt above that the French Revolution emphasized the —
Aprinciples of liberty and equality
Bdisbanding of political associations
Credistribution of property and income
Dpreservation of social distinctions
 

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24Which of the following conclusions about the period from 1948 to 1979 is supported by the time line above?
FIsrael has always occupied the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
GRelations between Israel and neighboring countries were often hostile.
HMost territorial disputes in Israel were resolved through diplomatic means.
JIsrael lost more wars than it won against neighboring areas.
 

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25It can be inferred from the map above that in the ancient Harappan civilization, the Indus River most likely served as a —
Atrade route
Bdefensive barrier
Cmountain pass
Dpolitical boundary
 

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26In what year would the headline shown above have been published?
F1756
G1787
H1803
J1821
 

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27According to the Monroe Doctrine, the United States will —
Aignore international trade embargoes and trade freely with all nations
Bwork as a neutral power to quickly end any conflicts
Cfight only if its interests are threatened
Dpreserve the international balance of power through military alliances
 

28Which statement best summarizes a key argument of The Federalist Papers?
FThe national legislature should establish an official church.
GThe country needs a strong central government.
HThe state governments should provide for national defense.
JA bill of rights is necessary to protect individual liberties.
 

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29During World War II, the primary reason Great Britain maintained the military base shown on the map above was to —
Aprevent a Portuguese invasion of Morocco
Bintercept transport vessels between Spain and Italy
Ccontrol sea traffic between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
Dprotect Allied troops moving from Spain into Tunisia
 

30Which of the following has allowed soccer fans in different countries to watch the World Cup finals live?
FData storage and retrieval systems
GLightweight construction materials
HSatellite communications and broadcasting networks
JBetter semiconductors
 

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31According to the map above, which statement most accurately describes the distribution of cities shown above?
AThe population density is greatest along China’s inland borders.
BUrban development is more heavily concentrated in eastern China.
CRice farming is most successful in the mountains of southwestern China.
DExtreme temperatures in northeastern China make the region unsuitable for human habitation.
 

32Slavery was legally abolished throughout the United States as a result of the —
Fratification of the Thirteenth Amendment
Gsurrender of Confederate forces
Hpassage of the Civil Rights Act of 1875
Jend of Reconstruction
 

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33Which grievance cited in the Declaration of Independence was addressed by the provisions above?
A“FOR depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury . . .”
B“FOR imposing Taxes on us without our Consent . . .”
C“FOR quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us . . .”
D“FOR taking away our Charters . . .”
 

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34According to the map above, which of these statements is true?
FThe Chisholm Trail and the Western Trail split just north of Fort Worth.
GFort Griffin was the last stop along the Western Trail.
HSan Antonio was an important town on the Brazos River.
JRed Bluff Crossing and Doan’s Crossing were located where cattle trails crossed the Red River.
 

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35The sequence of events shown above convinced many American colonists to —
Adisband local militias
Bjoin the British army
Celect new representatives to Parliament
Dsupport the independence movement
 

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36According to the map above, which European power had major internal religious divisions during the late fourteenth century?
FEngland
GThe Holy Roman Empire
HCastile and Leon
JPoland
 

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37The box above lists important influences on the —
Adecline in international conflicts
Binteractions within a global community
Creduction of global poverty
Dcreation of an international government
 

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38Based on the map above, which geographic factor best determined the location of Greek colonies?
FAccessibility of water for communication and trade
GProximity to valuable mineral deposits
HAvailability of land in fertile river valleys
JCloseness to parent cities for support and military aid
 

39Which of these institutions of the British colonies in North America was a model for the government established by the U.S. Constitution?
AAn appointed governor
BA representative assembly
CAn independent judiciary
DA hereditary monarchy
 

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40Which protection contained in the Bill of Rights was most influenced by the provision of the Magna Carta excerpted above?
F“No person shall . . . be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. . . .”
G“Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the right of the people . . . to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
H“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . . .”
J“No person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. . . .”
 

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41Based on the table above, which country appears to have the best health care?
AArgentina
BBolivia
CChile
DVenezuela
 

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42According to the map above, which sea was totally surrounded by Ottoman territory by 1683?
FCaspian Sea
GMediterranean Sea
HAdriatic Sea
JBlack Sea
 

43Which of the following events occurred between 1861 and 1865?
ASurrender of Fort Sumter
BPublication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
CEnactment of the Tariff of Abominations
DWriting of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
 

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44Based on the excerpt above, the Fourteenth Amendment —
Fensures that the states will be able to remain independent from the federal government
Gprohibits states from interfering with a person’s constitutional rights
Hallows state legislatures to place restrictions on voting
Jprevents states from seceding from the Union
 

45Which of the following is an achievement of Thomas Jefferson?
AServing as ambassador to Russia
BBuying Florida from Spain
CWriting most of the Declaration of Independence
DCommanding troops during the Revolutionary War
 

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46The completion of the Channel Tunnel most likely resulted in —
Fdecreased tourism in the United Kingdom and France
Ggreater ease of travel between the United Kingdom and France
Ha decline in automobile sales in the United Kingdom
Jan increase in air pollution in France
 

47Which of the following violates freedom of the press?
AA newspaper office building is destroyed by fire.
BA speeding ticket is issued to a television news reporter.
CA journalist is arrested for criticizing a government policy.
DAn all-news radio station is required to purchase a broadcast license.
 

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48Which of the following statements is supported by the information above?
FNorth America has not developed a manufacturing capability.
GLatin America and North America produce similar percentages of mining exports.
HAsia has not developed agricultural products suitable for export.
JLatin America and Africa export the majority of the world’s manufactured goods.
 

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49The map above indicates that —
Atrade along the Silk Road was dominated by Italian and Greek merchants
Bthe Silk Road was constructed by the governments of the countries it connected
Ctrade along the Silk Road involved covering long distances and mountainous terrain
Dthe Silk Road included ports on the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean
 

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50Which of the following statements is supported by the information in the graph above?
FEnergy consumption in the Asia and Oceania region was lower than in any other region.
GThe Americas as a region consumed more energy than any other region.
HOn a regional level, Africa consumed more energy than Eurasia.
JOn a regional level, the Middle East consumed more energy than Europe.
 


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