World Cultures Review Spring Final Test Breakdown

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World Cultures Review

Spring Final
Test Breakdown

10 Matching (1 point each)

20 Multiple-Choice (1 point each)

15 Short Answer (2 points each)

20 Map Questions (1 point each)

1 Essay (20 points)

*You will be allowed an index card (provided by the teacher) to use during the exam. You may use this index card however you think would help you the most. You may handwrite or type the information to put on your card but you may only use the allotted space (meaning, you can’t have “multiple layers” on your card – no tricky stuff!)

This is just an overview of topics that we have covered this semester. The best way to study is by looking back over previous review sheets and old tests.
*I have uploaded all PowerPoints, handouts, and other important information onto my website. Go to and click on “6th Grade World Cutlures) on the left. You will see subpages displayed for each Unit – this is where I have uploaded any information that might help you study for the final. You’re welcome!
Mapping Word Bank



Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean





Ganges River



Himalayan Mountains


Indian Ocean


Indus River






Mediterranean Sea

Mekong River

New Zealand

North Korea

Pacific Ocean




Saudi Arabia



South China Sea

South Korea



United Kingdom


Yangtze RiveR


Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

  • Emperors

  • Contributions to world culture

Middle Ages

  • Feudalism


  • Humanism

  • Examples of artistic and scientific achievements

Modern Europe

  • Effects of the Industrial Revolution

  • WWI & WWII

  • Cold War

Southwest Asia

Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Achievements of the Sumerians

  • Achievements of the Babylonians

Comparative Religion

South Asia

Comparative Religion

  • Major components of Hinduism and Buddhism

Civilizations of India

  • Achievements of the Indus Valley Civilization

  • Aryan contributions to Indian culture

  • Mogul contributions to Indian culture

  • British contributions to Indian culture

Modern South Asia

East Asia

Comparative Religion

  • Major components of Confucianism and Taoism

East Asian History

  • Major contributions of the Shang, Qin, Han, and Ming Dynasties

  • Creation of the People’s Republic of China (modern China)

  • Feudal Japan

  • Korean War

Government & Economics

  • Differences between communism and democracy

  • Economic relationships between U.S. and China

Southeast Asia

Political and Cultural Geography

Economic Geography

  • Four types of industry (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary)


  • Importance of the Mekong River

  • Ring of Fire

Australia & the Pacific


  • Population patterns in Australia and New Zealand

  • “The Outback”

  • Great Barrier Reef – importance and current threats

  • Tragedy of the Commons – lessons learned from Easter Island

  • Biogeography



  • Be able to read maps and graphs and draw conclusions from them.

  • Be able to determine if countries are “developed” or “developing” based on data.

Possible Essay Topics

I will choose one of these essays to be on the final exam. I would highly recommend that you think about your answer and/or create an outline for each essay in preparation for the final.

  1. Throughout history, different cultures have always interacted with each other. Groups change, borrow, and blend cultures together anytime people from different groups meet. In this way, do you think that the world could be considered a “melting pot” of cultures or is the world separated into wholly distinct groups by clear cultural boundaries? Give specific examples to support your argument.

  1. Historians are constantly looking to ancient civilizations to help us understand the present. Do you think that the ancient world can teach us lessons for the future? How can ancient civilizations help us better understand our modern world? Give specific examples to support your argument.

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