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AP World History Practice Exam
Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
Instructions (Based on those given on the actual AP World History Exam) Section I of this exam contains 70 multiple-choice questions. Mark all of your answers on the answer sheet included in the booklet. It is important to note that while you may write on the test itself, answers must be transferred to the answer document in the time allowed. Nothing written in the test booklet will be graded. After you have decided which of the suggested answers is best, completely fill in the corresponding oval on the answer sheet. Give only one answer to each question. If you change an answer, be sure that the previous mark is erased completely. Here is a sample question and answer. SAMPLE QUESTION SAMPLE ANSWER

A B D

Japan is a A. B. C. state. city. country.

D. continent.

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Use your time effectively, working as quickly as you can without losing accuracy. Do not spend too much time on any one question. Go on to the other questions and, if you have time, come back to the ones you have not answered. It is not expected that everyone will know the answers to all of the multiple-choice questions. ABOUT GUESSING Each correct answer earns a point. There is no penalty for guessing; this is a change from previous years. You should mark the best answer you have for each question.

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SECTION I Time—55 minutes 70 Questions Directions: Each of the questions or incomplete statements below is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the one that is best in each case and then fill in the corresponding oval on the answer sheet. Note: This exam uses the chronological designations BCE (before the common era) and CE (common era). These labels correspond to BC (before Christ) and AD (anno Domini), which are used in some world history textbooks. 1. For what period would archaeologists first begin to find permanent human settlements? A. B. C. The Paleolithic The Classical Era The Bronze Age

D. The Neolithic 2. Identify the statement that best begins an explanation of the Neolithic Revolution. A. B. C. In Northern Europe, nomadic hunters began to produce more complex stone tools. In East Asia, early settlers began using markings on turtle shells and bones as an early form of record keeping. In the Middle East, people began to settle in small communities and practice agriculture. D. In Mesoamerica, agricultural settlements saw an expansion of their populations and the beginning of more complex governments.

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More reliable and abundant food supply Job specialization based on a surplus of food Development of a more formal social hierarchy Increased population creating some social pressures as traditional family/clan loyalties broke down

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All of the above resulted from what cultural change? A. B. C. The development of complex government The adoption of agriculture The development of metal tools

D. The growth of complex, organized religion 4. Which of the following civilizations shares the most in common with the Harappan civilization found in the Indus River Valley? A. B. C. The Mogul Empire in India The Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan The Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica

D. The Athenian city-state in ancient Greece 5. Identify the important original contribution of the Hebrew culture to the civilizations in the Middle East and Mediterranean during the Classical Period. A. B. C. Monotheism Written legal code Phonetic alphabet

D. Priest caste

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Identify the sacred text that originated in the area shaded above after the migration of the Aryan people from Central Asia, shown by the arrow on the map. A. B. C. Torah The Analects Vedas

D. The Book of the Dead 7. Confucianism established political and social systems in China while what other philosophy contributed significantly to China’s...
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