United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 34

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 export of New World crops to the Old World transformed European society mostly by

(A) improving diets and thereby stimulating population growth
(B) encouraging enclosure of open lands and pushing workers off of farms
(C) promoting greater exploration of the interior of the American continents
(D) fostering conflicts among major powers over access to new food supplies

Conflicting standards for allowable radiation levels in foods made ——- appraisals of the damage to crops following the reactor meltdown extremely difficult.

(A) reliable
(B) private
(C) intrusive
(D) conscious
(E) inflated
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 3

Questions 1 – 3 refer to the excerpt below.

“In 1739 arrived among us from Ireland the Reverend Mr. [George] Whitefield, who had made himself remarkable there as an itinerant preacher. He was at first permitted to preach in some of our churches; but the clergy, taking a dislike to him, soon refused him their pulpits, and he was obliged to preach in the fields. The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous. . . . It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro’ the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.”

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The preaching described in the excerpt is an example of which of the following developments in the 1700s?

(A) The development of an idea of republican self-government
(B) The emergence of calls for the abolition of slavery
(C) The increased influence of the Enlightenment
(D) The expansion of Protestant evangelism
Logic & Reasoning

Reentry occurs when a person leaves his or her social system for a period of time and then returns. Which situation below best describes Reentry?

a. When he is offered a better paying position, Jacob leaves the restaurant he manages to manage a new restaurant on the other side of town.
b. Catherine is spending her junior year of college studying abroad in France.
c. Malcolm is readjusting to civilian life after two years of overseas military service.
d. After several miserable months, Sharon decides that she can no longer share an apartment with her roommate Hilary.

Grade 8 Common Core Math Tests Question 14

Which ordered pair would fit the function: y = 3x -2

(A) 0, 2
(B) 1, -1
(C) 2, 4
(D) -1, 1

Instead of presenting a balanced view of both sides of the issue, the speaker became increasingly ——-, insisting on the correctness of his position.

(A) inarticulate
(B) dogmatic
(C) elliptical
(D) tactful
(E) ambiguous

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A. D. 79 sent a column of tephra—dust, smoke, and pumice—nearly seventeen miles into the air so that it covered the city of Pompeii with over eight feet of pumice.

(A) so that it
(B) and so
(C) and
(D) and they
(E) so that they

Do you ……. clean the house every day or every week?

(a) must
(b)  have
(c) have to

I can’t ……. to understand why anyone would want to be cruel to animals

(a) start
(b) begin
(c) starts
(d) begins

Grade 8 Common Core Math Tests Question 20

What volume of ice cream is contained in a 10 cm-high ice cream cone with a base radius of 4 cm?

(A) 670 cubic cm
(B) 335 cubic cm
(C) 268 cubic cm
(D) 168 cubic cm