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Strayer AP Practice Essay Prompts

Chapter 1 and 2
1. Analyze the continuities and changes that resulted from the spread of agriculture beginning around 10,000 years ago to 5000 years ago.
2. Compare the interaction between humans and the environment between two of the following types of societies between 3000 B.C.E.
a. Hunter-gather
b. Agricultural
c. Pastoral
Chapter 3
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in social and economic life that emerged as a result of the formation of city-states from 3500 B.C.E. to 600 B.C.E.
2. Compare the political and social aspects of two of the following river valley civilizations. a. Mesopotamia
b. Egypt
c. Indus River
d. Shang China
Chapter 4
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in political structure from the time of the river valley societies (circa 3500 B.C.E.) to the political structure of classical-age empires up to 600 B.C.E. 2. Compare the political structures of two of the following classical-age empires. a. Persian Empire

b. Roman Empire
c. Mauryan Empire
d. Qin Dynasty Empire
Chapter 5
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in religious belief systems from 600 B.C.E. and 600 C.E. in one of the following regions.
a. Middle East
b. South Asia
c. East Asia
2. Compare the core beliefs of two religious traditions that emerged before 600 C.E.

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Chapter 6
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in social structures from 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. in one of the following regions
a. South Asia
b. East Asia
c. The Mediterranean
2. Compare the influence of religious tradition on gender and social roles for two of the following faiths before 600 C.E.
a. Christianity
b. Hinduism
c. Buddhism
Chapter 7
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in trade and migration for Africa before 600 C.E. 2. Compare the development of politics and economies between Mesoamerica and Andean South America before 1450 C.E.

Chapter 8
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in cultural traditions that occurred as a result of one of the following trade systems in the period from 600 to 1450.
a. Indian Ocean
b. Silk Road
c. Trans-Saharan
d. Trade networks in the Americas
2. Compare the effects of cultural diffusion caused by the increased connections of trade in two of the following regions in the period from 600 to 1450.
a. East Africa
b. Southeast Asia
c. Middle East
d. West Africa
Chapter 9
1. Analyze the continuities and changes of gender roles in Chinese society between 600 and 1450. 2. Compare the effects of Chinese culture on two of the following areas between 600 and 1450. a. Japan

b. Southeast Asia
c. Central Asia

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Chapter 11
1. Analyze the continuities and changes that occurred with the spread of Islam during 600s and 700s. 2. Compare the effects of Islamic rule on two of the following regions from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries. a. Africa

b. South Asia
c. Europe
Chapter 10
1. Analyze the continuities and changes within the Christian world from 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E. 2. Compare the political and religious institutions of medieval Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire.

Chapter 12
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in the politics of one of the following regions from about 1200 C.E. to 1450 C.E.
a. The Middle East
b. China
2. Compare the effects of Mongol rule on two of the following regions. a. Central Asia
b. Russia
c. The Middle East
d. China

Chapter 13
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in connections with the rest of the world for one of the following regions from 1400 to 1500 C.E.
a. Western Europe
b. China
c. Middle East
2. Compare the political state structure of two of the following fifteenth-century empires. a. Ottoman Empire
b. Aztec Empire
c. Inca Empire
d. Spanish Empire
e. Ming Dynasty Empire

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Chapter 14
1. Analyze the continuities and changes in the global system that emerged as a result of the Columbian exchange from 1492 to 1750.
2. Compare...
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