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2 : Use the map below to answer question Which country named on the map has the most fertile agricultural land? A. Algeria B. Nigeria C. Sudan D. Ethiopia 2

3 : 2. Listed below are the names of people, places, and political terms associated with Africa s independence movement that occurred after World War II. The Gold Coast Gamal Abdel Nasser boycotts nationalism Select one of the people, places, or political terms from the list and explain why it is associated with Africa s post-world War II political independence movement. Be sure to support your explanation with historical evidence. 3. In 1958, Mao Zedong introduced an economic plan for China called the Great Leap Forward. What was a result of this plan? A. It severely restricted wages. B. It allowed capitalism to begin. C. It caused a severe economic depression. D. It encouraged the growing of cash crops. 3

4 : 4. The availability of natural resources is important to any country s economy. Some natural resources are renewable. Which of the following is an example of a renewable resource? A. oil B. coal C. timber D. diamonds 5. Which religion has its origins in the Middle East? A. Hinduism B. Shintoism C. Buddhism D. Christianity 6. Japan s long rule by samurai and shoguns affected Japanese values. It made the people believe that A. peace was better than fighting. B. military ideas were basic values. C. farming was the most noble occupation. D. education was more important than noble birth. 7. Which of the following is a basic part of the Hindu religion? A. a belief in one god B. praying to the east C. a belief in reincarnation D. making a pilgrimage to Mecca 4

5 : 8. Which of the following best describes the relationship between religion and the government of Israel today? A. Religious freedom is limited to citizens who are Jewish. B. Christian and Muslim citizens do not have the right to vote. C. Israeli law has a strong connection to Jewish religious law. D. Israeli law has a blend of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. 9. Frequent contact between the Arabic and Bantu peoples over hundreds of years resulted in the A. development of Swahili. B. founding of Islam. C. development of apartheid. D. founding of Buddhism. 10. In Hindu society, people are born into castes that rigidly define their status in life. How, according to Hindu belief, can a person advance to a higher caste? A. by praying and offering sacrifices in religious services B. by undergoing a ritual cleansing in the Ganges River C. by marrying a person who is a member of a higher caste D. by doing good works and being reincarnated into a higher caste in the next life 11. In the late nineteenth century, Japan became a strong military world power. What was a major reason for this development? A. the loyalty of the Samurai to the emperor B. the establishment of the city of Kyoto C. the spread of Buddhism to the common people D. the educational reforms of Meiji leaders 5

6 : 12. China s Cultural Revolution began in the mid-1960s. Which of these describes one of its long-lasting effect? A. Poverty decreased. B. Peaceful demonstrations were held. C. Education and careers were disrupted. D. Teachers held positions of power and influence. 13. Which of the following do Taiwan, Japan, and India have in common? A. They are democracies. B. They were conquered by China. C. They are former British colonies. D. They are constitutional monarchies. 14. After the revolution in 1979, Iran became an Islamic republic, a government based on the Muslim religion. The government had strict religious laws. Describe two changes that happened after the revolution. 6

7 : 15. Which of the following is the most significant historical development in the Islamic world during the period from A.D. 700 to 1200? A. The Suez Canal was completed. B. Major achievements were made in art and science. C. Muslim influence spread as new lands were conquered. D. Ethnic disagreements led to isolated tribal kingdoms. 16. The Sahel is the region of Africa that forms the border between the Sahara to the north and the fertile, humid lands to the south. What is the main economic activity that takes place in the Sahel? A. mining minerals B. farming C. manufacturing D. herding livestock 7

8 : Use the map below to answer question Which number on the map locates the Deccan Plateau? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 8

9 : D Some countries are more economically developed than other countries. In countries that are called developing countries the economy is usually based on A. agriculture. B. manufacturing. C. business and trade. D. high-technology business. 19. When conservative Muslims assumed power in Iran in 1979, the country experienced changes in government and daily life. Which of the following is an example of one of these changes? A. Women were allowed to vote. B. Women were elected to office. C. Religious leaders commanded the military. D. Few Muslim clergy were elected to the legislature. 20. A belief in reincarnation is most closely associated with the teachings of which religion? A. Hinduism B. Christianity C. Islam D. Shintoism 21. The economics of West African kingdoms that developed from the eighth to the fourteenth centuries depended heavily upon trade in which of the following? A. coffee and ivory B. gold and salt C. silks and linens D. diamonds and silver 9

10 : 22. During the 1950s, China took over control of which of the following countries? A. Korea B. Taiwan C. Tibet D. India 10

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