United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 35

Questions 34 – 36 refer to the excerpt below.

“The colonizers brought along plants and animals new to the Americas, some by design and others by accident. Determined to farm in a European manner, the colonists introduced their domesticated livestock—honeybees, pigs, horses, mules, sheep, and cattle—and their domesticated plants, including wheat, barley, rye, oats, grasses, and grapevines. But the colonists also inadvertently carried pathogens, weeds, and rats. . . . In sum, the remaking of the Americas was a team effort by a set of interdependent species led and partially managed (but never fully controlled) by European people.”

Alan Taylor, historian, American Colonies, 2001

The patterns described in the excerpt most directly foreshadowed which of the following developments?

(A) The spread of maize cultivation northward from present-day Mexico into the American Southwest
(B) The population decline in Native American societies
(C) The gradual shift of European economies from feudalism to capitalism
(D) The emergence of racially mixed populations in the Americas

LEAP Practice Test Grade 8 Mathematics Session 1 Question 3

The choir director set up chairs for the concert with an equal number of rows and columns. The number of chairs in each row and column is represented by the algebraic expression \sqrt{y}, where y is the total number of chairs.

What is the number of chairs in each row and column if y = 81 chairs?

(A) 3 chairs
(B) 9 chairs
(C) 40.5 chairs
(D) 162 chairs
United States History

What was the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine?

(A) To support democracy all over the world
(B) To ally the United States with European interests
(C) To encourage Latin American revolutionaries to rise up against the European colonial powers
(D) To warn European nations not to invade or colonize the western hemisphere
(E) To declare American neutrality in relations between Latin America and Europe
World History

Source 1:

Map of the Mediterranean and Arab world, ca. 600–750 C.E. (with modern countries superimposed)

Source 2:
“After fighting three battles with the Romans, the Muslims conquered them. So when the chief men of the city saw these things, they went to Amr, and received a certificate of security for the city, that it might not be plundered. This kind of treaty which Muhammad, the chief of the Arabs, taught them, they called the Law; and he says with regard to it: “As for the province of Egypt and any city that agrees with its inhabitants to pay the land-tax to you and to submit to your authority, make a treaty with them, and do them no injury. But plunder and take as prisoners those that will not consent to this and resist you.” For this reason the Muslims kept their hands off the province and its inhabitants, but destroyed the nation of the Romans, and their general who was named Marianus. And those of the Romans who escaped fled to Alexandria, and shut its gates upon the Arabs, and fortified themselves within the city.”

“And in the year 360 of Diocletian [i.e. 644 C.E.], in the month of December, three years after Amr had taken possession of Memphis, the Muslims captured the city of Alexandria, and destroyed its walls, and burnt many churches with fire. And they burnt the church of Saint Mark, which was built by the sea, where his body was laid; and this was the place to which the father and patriarch, Peter the Martyr, went before his martyrdom, and blessed Saint Mark, and committed to him his reasonable flock, as he had received it. So they burnt this place and the monasteries around it….”

Sawirus ibn al-Muqaffa, History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria, ca. 1080 C.E.

The shaded portions of the map shown in Source 1 indicate which of the following?

(A) The extent of the Roman Empire during its peak geographic reach
(B) The extent of the Byzantine Empire during the years of the Crusades
(C) The extent of the Arab conquest during the years during and after the life of Muhammad
(D) The extent of Sassanid-controlled territory during Persia’s peak geographic reach

I ……. to the concert every Monday on the radio and I imagine I am there listening to it in person.

(a)  listen
(b) am listening
(c) hear
(d) am hearing

Barton College Practice Placement Test Question 7

Express in scientific notation: 0. 0000056

(A) 5.6 X 10-6
(B) 5.6 X 106
(C) 5.6 X 10-5
(D) 5.6 X 10-7

Johan argued, “If you know about a crime but don’t report it, you are ______ in that crime because you allowed it to happen.”

a. acquitted
b. steadfast
c. tenuous
d. complicit
e. nullified
World History

What was a recurring incidence in the places that the Spanish Empire colonised and converted to Christianity like South America and the Philippines?

(A) The locals resisted the new religion and took a long time to convert
(B) The locals quickly converted but continued to worship old gods underground
(C) The locals converted to Christianity, but melded local religions and customs into it.
(D) The Spanish had to fight extensive religious wars inland to convert the locals
(E) The Spanish were initially treated as gods, which helped make the Catholic Church very dominant.
United States History

The Cold War ended primarily because

(A) Germans destroyed the Berlin Wall
(B) Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev introduced new policies
(C) the United States defeated communism in Vietnam
(D) the United States created a rebel army in Nicaragua
(E) the workers of Poland staged a series of strikes