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Ist semester AP World History review
Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. Which of the following was the chief means of social and political organization

in African stateless societies?



a.

animism

c.

lineage groups

b.

Islamic Law

d.

age-set systems

____ 2. What did Africans mainly provide in the trade between East Africa and Asia?



a.

art works

c.

grains and produce

b.

manufactured

d.

raw materials

____ 3. The Swahili language developed from a mixture of what languages?



a.

Chinese and Arabic languages

c.

Arabic and Bantu languages

b.

Chinese and Bantu languages

d.

Bantu and Egyptian languages

____ 4. Which of the following places did NOT play an important role in the African trade between 800 and 1500?



a.

India

c.

Persia

b.

China

d.

Russia

____ 5. How did the rulers of Ghana grow rich?



a.

by taxing the goods traders carried through their territory

c.

by building new trade routes to Asia

b.

by conquering neighboring kingdoms and taking their gold

d.

by converting the country to Islam and appointing Muslims as advisers

____ 6. Who was Mali’s first great leader?



a.

Mansa Musa

c.

Sunni Ali

b.

Ibn Battuta

d.

Sundiata

____ 7. What city controlled trade routes and was the economic, political, and religious

center of an empire?

a.

Kilwa

c.

Sofala

b.

Great Zimbabwe

d.

Mombasa

____ 8. The aristorcrats who controlled the Roman government in the days of the Republic were called



a.

equites

b.

latifundias

c.

patricians

d.

plebians

e.

caesars

____ 9. In gaining and maintaining control of Italy, the Romans



a.

employed great cruelty

b.

extended citizenship to the conquered

c.

fought only defensive wars

d.

used mercenaries exclusively

e.

enslaved all who opposed them

____ 10. Roman politicians offered programs of “bread and circuses” mainly to



a.

keep agricultural prices high

b.

provide work for entertainers

c.

provide food for all citizens

d.

encourage army enlistments

e.

gain support of the poor and unemployed

____ 11. The least important factor explaining the downfall of Rome was the



a.

rise of self-sufficient manors that no longer traded their goods

b.

widespread use of slaves

c.

lack of orderly succession to the throne

d.

reliance on paid soldiers who were not loyal to Rome

e.

might of the Germanic military

____ 12. Two of the most outstanding contributions of Rome to Western civilization were in



a.

literature and medicine

b.

engineering and the law

c.

painting and drama

d.

music and oratory

e.

philosophy and history

____ 13. The best description of the Pax Romana is



a.

a period of peace and economic prosperity.

b.

expansionism and Romanization.

c.

turmoil and internal conflict.

d.

increased threat from barbarian invaders.

e.

transformation from republic to empire.

____ 14. Which of the following Roman emperors was the first to convert to Christianity?



a.

Nero

b.

Augustus

c.

Diocletian

d.

Constantine

e.

Caligula

____ 15. During the period of the late Roman Empire, Christianity



a.

experienced a major change in its official status.

b.

declined in numbers because of persecutions.

c.

became less organized as the empire fell.

d.

appealed primarily to the elite classes.

e.

was similar to Hinduism in its treatment of women.




____ 16. Based on the above map, what style of government did Rome employ?

a.

provincial

b.

democratic

c.

totalitarian

d.

oligarchy

e.

alliance based

____ 17. Which of the following was NOT a technology invented by the Romans?



a.

concrete

b.

arches

c.

paper

d.

aqueducts

e.

advanced stone roads

____ 18. A Greek polis was



a.

a city governed by a foreign nation

b.

a colony

c.

a capital of an empire

d.

a city that performed all the functions of an independent nation

e.

the fortified section of a city

____ 19. Socrates is important in that he



a.

developed the Greek alphabet

b.

became an influential philosopher

c.

developed the first treatments for the sick

d.

developed algebra

e.

led Athens to victory over the Persians

____ 20. Hellenistic society registered special advances in



a.

science

b.

Latin literature

c.

democracy

d.

religious thought

e.

warfare

____ 21. All the following are accurate comparisons of Athens and Sparta EXCEPT



a.

Sparta demanded more subordination of its male citizens to the demands of the state.

b.

The Athenians emphasized the importance of poetry, art, philosophy; the Spartans did not.

c.

Spartan women did not have as many freedoms as Athenian women.

d.

The Spartans placed the military at the center of their society; the Athenians generally did not.

e.

Both Sparta and Athens dominated the countryside around them and were two of the largest city-states.

____ 22. In The Republic, Plato



a.

prepared a blueprint for democracy.

b.

created a utopian, ideal state composed of three social classes.

c.

established a theoretical structure for rigid gender distinctions.

d.

bitterly attacked the people of Sparta.

e.

advocated laissez-faire capitalism.




____ 23. Which empire is portrayed in the map above?

a.

Persia under Darius I

b.

Neo-Assyrian

c.

Mycenaean

d.

Alexander the Great

e.

Hittite

____ 24. Some of the lasting developments from the classical Greek and Roman period are:



a.

Pi, heliocentric theory and geometry

b.

Epic poetry, gun powder and military strategy

c.

Democracy, gladiators and aquaducts

d.

Social classes, Socratic method, Colossus of Rhodes

____ 25. What happened to the empire of Alexander the Great after his death?



a.

It was passed to his son

b.

It was divided into three empires and ruled by his generals

c.

It fell to the newer, stronger Roman army

d.

It became part of the Persian empire

____ 26. Christianity was appealing to Romans because...



a.

It offered life after death

b.

It accepted anyone into the faith

c.

Social status was not necessary

d.

The Christian god was loving and caring

e.

All of the above are correct

____ 27. How were plebians protected from unfair treatment by the Patricians?



a.

The laws were hung on the Twelve Tablets in the Forum for all to see

b.

The emperor appointed fair judges

c.

A tribune was elected to prevent any unfairness to plebians

d.

Both A & C are correct

____ 28. Victory in the Punic Wars gave Rome....



a.

an unfair advantage over Greece

b.

control of Mediterranean trade

c.

a reputation for cruelty

d.

a rebellious people to control

____ 29. Socrates was tried and condemned to death on what charge?



a.

Treason

b.

Attempted assassination of the king

c.

Corruption of the youth

d.

Teaching Christian principles

____ 30. Why was Alexandria, Egypt, important during the Hellenistic period?



a.

As a center of scholarship, Alexandria became second only to Sparta

b.

While working in Alexandria, Ptolemy correctly placed earth at the center of the solar system

c.

It became the foremost center of the Greek army and weapons production

d.

It became the foremost center of commerce and Hellenistic culture

____ 31. The immediate cause of the fall of the Roman empire was...



a.

The invasion and attack of the Germanic peoples

b.

Its size finally reached its breaking point

c.

Desertion by its military leaders

d.

Lack of patriotism

____ 32. A government where the citizens control the government is called



a.

theocracy

b.

oligarchy

c.

dictatorship

d.

democracy

____ 33. Spartan society was notable for



a.

a higher standard of living than most Greek city-states.

b.

an emphasis on military and athletic ability.

c.

great intellectual and artistic accomplishments.

d.

the complete political control of its two kings.

____ 34. Which group of Roman citizens was made up of townspeople and landowners?



a.

Slaves

b.

Patricians

c.

Plebeians

d.

Helots

____ 35. The Peloponnesian war was won by...



a.

Persia

b.

Sparta

c.

Athens

d.

Rome

____ 36. The leader who is credited with bringing about the “Golden Age of Greece” is ....



a.

Alexander the Great

b.

Julius Caesar

c.

Pericles

d.

Xerxes

____ 37. The Greeks were largely successful at Salamis because of...



a.

Their naval ability and their triremes

b.

their military society

c.

they outnumbered the Persians

d.

they hired warriors from other countries

____ 38. Spartan children were examined by the elders shortly after birth to determine...



a.

which career they should be taught

b.

whether they should be raised or abandoned

c.

which family should raise the child

d.

which school they should attend

____ 39. The Greek storyteller who told of The Illiad and The Odyssey was...



a.

Aristophanes

b.

Homer

c.

Plato

d.

Aeschylus

____ 40. Julius Caesar was assassinated because...



a.

He had angered a leader of another empire

b.

He had a quarrel with another Roman

c.

He did not promote a man in the military who sought revenge

d.

He had created jealousy and fear of his power

____ 41. The Edict of Milan issued by Emperor Constantine....



a.

officially moved the Roman empire capital to Byzantium

b.

forbid the persecution of Christians

c.

made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire

d.

split the Roman Empire into two parts

____ 42. The “Diaspora” is...



a.

the scattering of the Jewish people by Romans

b.

the temple where the Jews worshipped in Jerusalem

c.

the holy writings and teachings of the Jewish faith

d.

the basic statement of religious faith in Judaism

____ 43. The geography of Greece helped create



a.

a large Greek empire.

c.

unity among Greeks.

b.

many small city-states.

d.

isolation from the outside world.

____ 44. Following the Persian Wars, Greece was dominated by



a.

Persia

c.

Sparta

b.

Delos

d.

Athens

____ 45. A form of government controlled by a small, powerful elite from the business class is called a(n)



a.

Monarchy

c.

Oligarchy

b.

Aristocracy

d.

Democracy

____ 46. What helped China to become a great sea power under Song leadership?



a.

new shipbuilding techniques

c.

the invention of the magnetic compass

b.

the invention of gunpowder

d.

battle tactics learned from Mongolian rulers

____ 47. What does Angkor Wat reveal about the Khmer Empire?



a.

They were strong Buddhists.

c.

They believed in only one god, Vishnu.

b.

They were influenced by Indian culture.

d.

They combined religion with a military fortress.

____ 48. How did Genghis Khan succeed as a conqueror?



a.

through brilliant military strategy and organization

c.

through dressing his soldiers as warriors of the opposing country

b.

through conquering only empires that had become weak

d.

through offering people the Mongol Peace if they surrendered

____ 49. Which Mongolian practice did Kublai Khan NOT follow?



a.

military conquest of China

c.

the rituals of his ancestors

b.

increased trade in the Mongol Empire

d.

a nomadic way of life

____ 50. What was true of the Mongol Empire?



a.

The Mongol Empire treated all conquered peoples humanely.

c.

The Mongol Empire was the largest unified land empire in history.

b.

Mongols refused to adopt aspects of the cultures they conquered.

d.

Mongols forced conquered peoples to convert to their religion.

____ 51. What did the kamikaze, or divine wind, do for Japan?



a.

It stopped a Korean invasion.

c.

It brought rain after a long drought.

b.

It stopped a Mongolian invasion.

d.

It brought the shoguns safely home from Korea.

____ 52. What did Japanese worshippers combine with Buddhism?



a.

The Tale of Genji

c.

Shinto

b.

kamikaze

d.

Amaterasu

____ 53. An invention in which a printer can arrange a set of blocks in a frame to make up a page for printing.



a.

Printing Press

c.

Movable Type

b.

Framed Printer

d.

Movable Block

____ 54. Nomadic peoples who herded domesticated animals were known as:



a.

Nomads

c.

Pastoralists

b.

Cowboys

d.

Herders

____ 55. The Mongol Peace; similar to the Roman Peace during the Roman Empire.



a.

Pax Mongol

c.

Pax Romana

b.

Pax Mongolica

d.

Pax Romongol

____ 56. All of the following describe samurai except:



a.

Were the warrior class.

c.

Followed Bushido

b.

Dominated Japanese government until 1868.

d.

Means “the way of the warrior”

____ 57. Why did Shah Jahan order the building of the Taj Mahal?



a.

to honor his grandfather, Akbar

c.

in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal

b.

to encourage Hindus and Muslims to worship together

d.

as a memorial for Guru Arjun, the Sikh leader

____ 58. Civilizations can be distinguished from hunting-gathering groups or villages because some of the requirements of a civilization are...



a.

specialized workers and a written language

b.

metal working skill and a leadership group

c.

cultural diversity and large cities

d.

a strong military and a large work force

____ 59. Why did the scientist who led the National Geographic Genographic Project say, “We are all African under the skin”?



a.

He thinks that people are alike no matter what they look like

b.

Dr. Wells believes that race should not matter in human relationships

c.

Research shows that all human DNA can be traced back to African origins

d.

He has discovered that the continents used to be united with Africa

____ 60. The Egyptians were....



a.

Monotheistic

b.

Polytheistic

c.

Agnostic

d.

Atheistic

____ 61. The Phoenicians were an important ancient civilization because....



a.

Their trading routes kept many civilizations rich

b.

The Phoenicians prevented many conflicts between their Mediterranean neighbors

c.

The ships used by the Phoenicians set the standard in ship building

d.

Their development of an alphabet became the basis for the alphabet we use today

____ 62. Logically, ________________ should be called the “Cradle of Civilization”



a.

Australia

b.

Fertile Crescent

c.

Egypt

d.

China

____ 63. Migration of prehistoric hunter-gathering groups could have been caused by....



a.

disease and human conflicts

b.

a normal human need to move to new areas periodically

c.

overpopulation near rivers and coastlines

d.

movements of game animals due to climate change

____ 64. The Prime Meridian becomes the __________________ when it crosses the poles to the other side of the earth



a.

Prime Meridian

b.

Longitude line

c.

International Date Line

d.

Tropic of Capricorn

____ 65. The Tigris and Euphrates are located in...



a.

Middle East

b.

Indus Rver Valley

c.

China

d.

Africa

____ 66. The Mesopotamians and the Egyptians believed in an afterlife. Which group believed it was a sad, gloomy place?



a.

Mesopotamians

b.

Egyptians

____ 67. The theocracy of ancient Egypt was a belief in the divinity of...



a.

Ra

b.

the Pharoah

c.

Isis

d.

priests

____ 68. The process of mummification was connected to the Egyptian belief in...



a.

multiple gods

b.

spirits

c.

an afterlife

d.

magic

____ 69. Papyrus was used for the Egyptian writing system called....



a.

hieroglyphics

b.

inscribing

c.

cuneiform

d.

pictographs

____ 70. What important chanracteristic did “Lucy”, the earliest hominid yet found, have?



a.

prehensile tail

b.

well-developed muscles

c.

very big brain

d.

opposable thumbs

____ 71. The archaeological find that helped Jean-Francoise Champollion to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics was...



a.

Rosetta Stone

b.

King Tut’s tomb

c.

The ruins of Mendes

d.

Hammurabi’s stele




____ 72. DBQ: How much longer did the hunting-gathering stage last than did the agricultural revolution?

a.

5,000

b.

25,000

c.

10,000

d.

20,000

____ 73. DBQ: What is the overall relationship among the three items in this chart?



a.

As agriculture developed, temperature and population grew slowly

b.

As population grew, agriculture developed and the temperature rose

c.

All three elements rose at approximately the same rate

d.

As temperatures rose, agriculture developed and population grew rapidly

____ 74. DBQ: How much did the population increase during the post-agricultural revolution?



a.

about 65 million

b.

about 25 million

c.

about 85 million

d.

about 45 million

____ 75. The four oldest civilizations in the world are... (remember the characteristics of a civilization)



a.

Africa, India, Israel and Egypt

b.

Israel, Phoenicians, Minoans and Sumerians

c.

Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India

d.

Hittites, Aryans, Mesopotamia and Akkadians

____ 76. Which of the following two water bodies influenced early Indian civilization?



a.

Yellow and Yangtze

c.

Arabian and Mediterranean Seas

b.

Indus and Ganges

d.

Tigris and Euphrates

____ 77. What evidence suggests that the Indus Valley cities had a well-organized government?



a.

well-planned cities

c.

records left by kings

b.

writings on stone seals

d.

statues of goddesses

____ 78. The Mandate of Heaven is the idea behind which of the following?



a.

the feudal system

c.

ancestor worship

b.

the dynastic cycle

d.

the Shang social order




____ 79. DBQ: Which of the following shows the original location of the Harappa civilization?

a.

A

c.

C

b.

B

d.

D

____ 80. Hindus believed that caste could be changed by:



a.

the emperor

c.

the law of Karma

b.

marriage

d.

moving

____ 81. The trade route that linked China with the west became known as the:



a.

Great Wall.

c.

Silk Road.

b.

Civil service system.

d.

Military districts.

____ 82. Both Hindus and Buddhists believe in



a.

The Caste System

c.

non-violence

b.

many Gods

d.

formal rituals

____ 83. The most sacred books of the Jewish religion are the first five books of the Hebrew bible, known as:



a.

The Old Testament

c.

The Ten Commandments

b.

The Torah

d.

The Ark of the Covenant

____ 84. What were the main directions of the migrations of the Bantu-speaking peoples?



a.

south or southeast

b.

north or northeast

c.

west or southwest

d.

north or northwest

____ 85. What does the word “Bantu” mean?



a.

Nomad

b.

Speaker

c.

those with iron

d.

the people

____ 86. How did Islam spread throughout Africa?



a.

It spread through conquest and trade

b.

Muslim teachers traveled throughout Africa to introduce the faith

c.

Ibn Battuta traveled through 27 countries to teach the Quran

d.

Universities were established to teach the religion

____ 87. The Sahel is the “coastline” of which physical feature?



a.

Red Sea

b.

Sahara

c.

Kalahari desert

d.

Mediterranean Sea

____ 88. A benefit that the migration of Bantu speaking people brought to the new areas they moved into was ________________ but a negative was ________________



a.

language animal herding

b.

iron smelting slash and burn agriculture

c.

religion new crops like bananas

d.

diversity weapons

____ 89. What scientific concept did Indian astronomers prove long before Europeans did?



a.

They determined the distance between Earth and the moon.

c.

The sun is the center of the solar system.

b.

The earth is round.

d.

Mars has moons.

____ 90. The Mauryan Empire was began by this man:



a.

Chandragupta

c.

Kautilya

b.

Asoka

d.

Megasthenes

____ 91. An ancient text in India on how to rule an empire, focusing on strict methods, including spying on people and political assassinations



a.

Kautilya

c.

Seleucus

b.

Arthasastra

d.

Tamil

____ 92. Mounded stone structures built over holy relics in India



a.

Mahayanas

c.

Shivas

b.

Theravadas

d.

Stupas

____ 93. The first people who migrated to North America came by way of a land bridge across the present-day



a.

Rocky Mountains

c.

Bering Strait

b.

Mississippi River

d.

Yucán Peninsula

____ 94. Which of the following statements describes Mayan government?



a.

Each city had its own ruling chief.

c.

A king ruled all Mayan city-states

b.

Only men could rule

d.

The emperor claimed divine power.

____ 95. Which of the following peoples united their empire with a road system that extended more than 12,000 miles?



a.

Incas

c.

Mayas

b.

Aztecs

d.

Olmec



Matching



a.

Catholic Church

g.

Yaroslav the Wise

b.

Eastern Orthodox Church

h.

Vladamir

c.

Protestant Church

i.

Alexander Nevsky

d.

Justinian

j.

Pope Urban II

e.

Belisarius

k.

Malik Shah

f.

Ivan III

l.

Genghis Khan

____ 96. This man was a Russian ruler. Came to the throne and, as reported by The Primary Chronicle, converted himself and his entire kingdom to Christianity.


____ 97. This man was a Russian ruler who weakened the Empire by dividing his kingdom among his sons as opposed to passing it to the eldest one.
____ 98. Byzantine nobleman who came to the throne in 527. Set up a uniform code of law for the entire Empire. Commissioned the construction of Hagia Sophia.
____ 99. After the split of the Roman Empire into east and west, the Christian church also split. This was the branch that became dominate in the Eastern Empire.
____ 100. This man openly challenged Mongol Rule and took the title “Czar”.

Ist semester AP World History review

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