Global Regents Transitional Exam Review #1 Jan 2018 Exam
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q.

    The Renaissance in western Europe was a period noted for

    answer choices

    armed conflict over control of the Holy Land

    the rise of feudalism in the Mediterranean region

    the mass movement of peoples from urban to rural areas

    a shift from a spiritual focus to a more humanistic one

  • Question 2
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    • The Chinese applied the idea of the Mandate of Heaven to their government. • The French embraced the divine right of kings.

    These statements show a similarity in the way these cultures

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    supported the same religious principles

    justified the right to rule

    created limited monarchies

    promoted economic equality

  • Question 3
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    Which statement best expresses the ideas of the Scientific Revolution?

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    Religious authorities are responsible for understanding and interpreting new information

    Superstition and magic are important aspects of the natural world.

    Scientific ideas should be made to conform with existing thought systems.

    People should use reason and experimentation to draw scientific conclusions.

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Toussaint L’Ouverture is most closely associated with leading the revolution in

    (He was French; where do people speak French)

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    Mexico

    Chile

    Haiti

    Venezuela

  • Question 5
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    Which statement reflects the overall effect of labor strikes as shown in this cartoon?

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    Workers get to take a well-earned vacation

    Workers are deprived of their income and suffer hardships

    Employers can manage their businesses from home.

    Employers generally meet workers’ demands quickly.

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    Based on this cartoon, which government policy is most likely influencing the situation experienced by the working man?

    answer choices

    laissez-faire

    universal suffrage

    limiting immigration

    public sanitation laws

  • Question 7
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    Which factor aided the Russians in defeating Napoleon’s troops?

    answer choices

    naval blockades

    telegraph systems

    blitzkrieg tactics

    harsh climatic conditions

  • Question 8
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    After 1880, European colonization was motivated by the

    answer choices

    urge to acquire African technology

    need for an increase in the production of sugar

    desire for new markets

    demand for labor in the Americas

  • Question 9
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    The primary goal of the Boxer Rebellion was to

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    end foreign influence in China

    introduce Marxism to East Asia

    increase the importation of opium into China

    reverse reforms enacted by Sun Yixian (Sun Yat-sen)

  • Question 10
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    Bloody Sunday in Russia (1905) and the Armenian Massacre in the Ottoman Empire (1915) are both examples of

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    scorched-earth policies

    forced migrations

    human atrocities

    political revolutions

  • Question 11
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    Q.

    Which event led Russia to withdraw from World War I and surrender a significant amount of territory to Germany?

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    sudden death of Vladimir Lenin

    seizure of power by the Bolsheviks

    meeting of the Yalta Conference

    assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Kemal Atatürk is best known for helping Turkey become

    (Turkey is in the Middle East)

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    a modern and secular stat

    an imperialist power in Africa and Asia

    a communist country allied with the Soviet Union

    a theocratic country with laws based on the Qur’an (Koran)

  • Question 13
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    A major purpose of five-year plans in the Soviet Union was to

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    increase the production of steel and machinery

    produce more consumer goods

    eliminate central economic planning

    seek direct foreign investment

  • Question 14
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    What would be the best title for this chart?

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    Events During World War I

    Totalitarian Regimes Between the Wars

    Economic Problems Between the Wars

    Causes of World War II

  • Question 15
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    Which set of problems most directly contributed to the situation shown in this 1991 cartoon featuring Mikhail Gorbachev?

    answer choices

    refusal to adopt and accept aid from the Marshall Plan

    a forced famine in Ukraine and rebellions in the gulags

    invasions by foreign troops and Soviet cities under military siege

    a deteriorating Soviet economy and secessionist republics desiring independence

  • Question 16
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    One way in which the actions of Ho Chi Minh and of Fidel Castro are similar is that both leaders

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    eliminated contact with all major foreign power

    were revolutionaries who established communist regimes

    strengthened and modernized democratic governments

    promoted religious freedom for all their people

  • Question 17
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    What is the main idea of this 2006 cartoon?

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    The exportation of electronic information is essential to the Chinese economy.

    The flow of electronic information into China is controlled.

    China created the information superhighway.

    The Great Wall protects Chinese information from being hacked.

  • Question 18
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    Which statement about the Green Revolution is a fact rather than an opinion?

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    The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has increased the yield per unit of land in some regions.

    The use of sophisticated agricultural tools and technologies is the only way to prevent famine.

    The drawbacks of using chemicals in agriculture outweigh the benefits.

    The cost of using bioengineered agricultural technologies is too expensive.

  • Question 19
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    In the 20th and 21st centuries, Kurds in Iraq, Palestinians in Israel, and Chechens in Russia have protested and fought to achieve

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    satellite status

    cultural assimilation

    economic interdependence

    independent statehood

  • Question 20
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    What is the subject of this 1994 cartoon?

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    usage of high-yield seeds

    removal of economic sanctions (

    spread of nuclear materials

    violation of détente agreements

  • Question 21
    60 seconds
    Q.

    • Buddhism is practiced in China.

    • Spanish is spoken in Mexico.

    • Potatoes are grown in Russia.

    These statements represent examples of

    answer choices

    cultural diffusion

    self-determination

    conflict

    ethnocentrism

  • Question 22
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    Which statement best reflects the main idea of this 2009 cartoon?

    answer choices

    World leaders have done all they can to address climate change.

    World leaders are considering the long-term impacts of climate change.

    Climate change is not a serious problem and world leaders need to hold the course.

    Pledges and meetings have resulted in little significant action on the issue of climate change.

  • Question 23
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    Which heading is the best title for this time line?

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    Development of Religious Toleration

    Steps Toward a Global Trading Network

    Milestones of Democratic Development

    Expansion of Military Technology

  • Question 24
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    Q.

    Who is pictured in the cartoon trying to get the Cuban Revolution started?

    answer choices

    Joseph Stalin

    Fidel Castro

    Mao Zedong

    Ho Chi Minh

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