World History

Christianity was influenced largely by which two religions?

(A) Greek Mythology and Islam
(B)  Judaism and Egyptian Mythology
(C) Zoroastrianism and varied local beliefs
(D) Islam and Judaism
(E) Zoroastrianism and Judaism
World History

Source 1:

Map of European colonies in Africa, early 20th century

Source 2:
“I repeat, that the superior races have a right because they have a duty. They have the duty to civilize the inferior races….In the history of earlier centuries these duties, gentlemen, have often been misunderstood; and certainly when the Spanish soldiers and explorers introduced slavery into Central America, they did not fulfill their duty as men of a higher race….But, in our time, I maintain that European nations acquit themselves with generosity, with grandeur, and with sincerity of this superior civilizing duty.

I say that French colonial policy, the policy of colonial expansion, the policy that has taken us under the Empire [the Second Empire, of Napoleon], to Saigon, to Indochina [Vietnam], that has led us to Tunisia, to Madagascar-I say that this policy of colonial expansion was inspired by…the fact that a navy such as ours cannot do without safe harbors, defenses, supply centers on the high seas….Are you unaware of this? Look at a map of the world.”

Jules Ferry, On French Colonial Expansion, 1884

Which of the following describes a negative short-term effect of the European colonization of Africa?

(A) Famines occurred when African farmers were forced to grow crops for export.
(B) Europeans built infrastructure such as roads and railways in the lands that they colonized.
(C) Missionaries from Europe built schools for native populations.
(D) Africa experienced a general improvement in medical care under European rule.
World History

What was the primary grain of the Mesoamerican civilizations?

(A) Maize
(B) Rice
(C) Wheat
(D) Barley
(E) Rye
World History

What mode of writing developed in the Eastern Christian lands dominated by the Orthodox Church?

(A) The Latin alphabet
(B) Musical notation
(C) The Cyrillic alphabet
(D) The Polish syllabus
(E) The Latin numerical system.
World History

What most helped in the early Hellenization of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East?

(A) The Persian invasion of Greece
(B) The collapse of the Byzantine empire
(C) The conquests of Alexander the Great
(D) The Roman conquest of Gaul and Britain
(E) The Islamic expansion into North Africa
World History

More than any other factor, what helped the Europeans conquer the Americas early on?

(A)  Gunpowder
(B) Disease
(C) Horses
(D) Infighting among the natives
(E) Religion
World History

What was one major difference between the Han and Roman Empires during their respective peaks?

(A) The Romans built extensive road and trade networks, while the Han relied only on traditional river transport through major rivers like the Yangtze.
(B) The Romans employed armies that were made up purely of mercenaries from barbarian lands.
(C) The Romans gave away citizenship to other peoples, while the Han had a vastly different concept of “citizenship” which was more reliant on culture and ethnicity.
(D) The Han used walls and fortifications to defend the outer reaches of their empire while the Romans relied on local militia organised by their army.
(E) The Han used an extensive bureaucracy to manage their empire while the Romans relied on locally elected councils of non-citizens in the provinces, as in Greek city states.
World History

In the 1960s, the United Kingdom repeatedly applied for membership in the European Economic Community, but was constantly vetoed by this leader, who believed that the UK was an agent of American interests in Europe.

A. Konrad Adenauer
B. Nikita Khrushchev
C. Charles de Gaulle
D. Josip Tito
E. François Mitterand
World History

What development allowed man to settle down, form communities and the make first civilizations?

A. Animal Husbandry
B. Fire
C. Agriculture
D. Construction
E. Masonry