Global 10 Midterm Exam - 2018-2019
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Based on the map of the world in 1750, one can infer that:

    answer choices

    Native empires dominate the Americas

    Europeans nations expanded their influence around the world

    Islam was the world’s largest religion

    Trade on the Indian Ocean was unimportant

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    How does the geography of Africa explain the lack of development in the interior of the continent?

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    The interior had many natural barriers

    The interior was designated as a free trade zone

    The interior possessed few natural resources

    The interior was unoccupied by people

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    How does the political situation in Africa explain African involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade?

    answer choices

    Wars between Muslims and Christians led to instability

    Indian traders sent slaves to the Americas.

    Ottoman sultans wanted a new source of income.

    Europeans exploited Africa’s lack of unity.

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which political philosophy does Bossuet describe?

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    Divine right absolutism

    Direct democracy

    Representative democracy

    Constitutional democracy

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which individual would have opposed the political philosophy described above?

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    Louis XIV

    John Locke

    Peter the Great

    Charles I

  • Question 6
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    The absolute monarchs of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries justified their authority in much the same way as the

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    German Nazis who believed in racial superiority

    Roman senators who were elected by citizens of the republic

    Chinese emperors who claimed the mandate of heaven

    Spanish viceroys whose authority came from the king

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    Historians would use the Great Moghul Jahangir’s letter to James I of England as the reason for the:

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    Eventual English domination of India

    War between India and England

    Disagreement between India and England

    French monopoly of Indian trade

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
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    The Moghul response to interaction with Europe differed from Japan’s response in that the Japanese:

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    Desired more trade with Europeans

    Were welcoming to Europeans

    Closed their ports to Europeans

    Had nothing desired by Europeans

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Open Door Policy is proof of the:

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    Strength of the Qing dynasty China

    Weakness of the Qing dynasty China

    Importance of free trade to China

    Ethnocentric values of the Chinese

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
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    The perspective of the cartoonist on the Open Door Policy is that the:

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    Chinese supported free trade agreements

    United States monopolized Chinese trade

    United States preserved Chinese independence

    Europeans allied against Chinese interests

  • Question 11
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    Western involvement in China is seen as the cause of the Boxer Rebellion in that the Boxers:

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    Wanted to rid China of foreign influences

    Attempted to install a democratic government

    Supported the modernization of China

    Became a class of wealthy industrialists

  • Question 12
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    Japan decided to limit trade with Europe from the 17th through the 19th centuries because the Japanese:

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    Had few products of value to sell to the Europeans

    Held religious beliefs that prohibited contact with foreigners

    Through European technology would hinder any effort to modernize

    Believed that their culture would be corrupted by contact with the Europeans

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
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    The reason for allowing the Dutch and Chinese to trade at the port of Nagasaki was that Nagasaki:

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    Was the largest city in Japan at that time

    Was centrally located and accessible to all Japanese

    Was the city where the shogun lived

    Was located away from most other cities

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    As a result of the Closed Country Edicts of 1635, Japan:

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    Became the dominant power in East Asia

    Became a colony of the British empire

    Fell behind the world in science and technology

    Led the world in technological innovation

  • Question 15
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    It can be inferred that a problem of pre-revolutionary French society was:

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    The practice of anti-Semitism

    Government based on merit

    The lack of religious freedom

    A stratified social hierarchy

  • Question 16
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    The lack of political importance of the Third Estate in pre-revolutionary France can be attributed to:

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    Being a small proportion of the population

    Procedures of the Continental System

    The absolute power of French kings

    Reactionary policies of the Congress of Vienna

  • Question 17
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    Robespierre’s purpose in writing this speech was to:

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    Promote peaceful measures to support republican government

    Create a movement to promote the natural rights of all citizens

    Justify the execution of those deemed to be enemies of the republic

    Prevent the abuse of power by the revolutionary government

  • Question 18
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    This document represents a turning point in the French Revolution as it indicates the:

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    Establishment of the constitutional monarchy

    Seizure of power by the radical Jacobins

    Reinstatement of the absolute monarchy

    Rise of Napoleon to prominence

  • Question 19
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    The Enlightenment can be classified as a turning point in that it:

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    Ended nationalist movements in Europe

    Began the transition from absolutism to democracy

    Created the claim to power of the Catholic Church

    Concluded the Protestant Reformation

  • Question 20
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    Which action taken by an 18th century leader supports the ideas expressed in the passage?

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    Louis XVI’s requirement that the clergy and nobility pay taxes.

    Robespierre’s order that Marie Antoinette be executed.

    Napoleon’s forceful seizure of power from the Directory.

    Catherine the Great’s advancement of the education of women.

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Rousseau and Wollstonecraft disagree on the:

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    Place of women in society

    Theory of divine right

    Authority of the Church

    Importance of free trade

  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Wollstonecraft’s view on the concept of “natural rights” is that they:

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    Must be earned by merit

    Should be extended to women

    Are meant specifically for men

    Have no place in society

  • Question 23
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    In this passage, Argentine patriot Manuel Belgrano appeals to which social group in Latin American society?

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    Peninsulares

    Creoles

    Mestizos

    Slaves

  • Question 24
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    The factor that would unite most social groups in Latin America in their quest for independence was that they were:

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    Born in the Americas

    Appointed by the Spanish king

    Highly educated in Europe

    Persecuted and fled spain

  • Question 25
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    The concept illustrated by this passage is:

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    Nationalism

    Imperialism

    Absolutism

    Fascism

  • Question 26
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    An opponent of the ideas contained in the passage above would be:

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    Otto von Bismarck

    Clemens von Metternich

    Giuseppe Garibaldi

    Simon Bolivar

  • Question 27
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    An example of the impact of Fichte’s ideas would be the:

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    Creation of an Italian nation-state

    Collapse of czarist Russia

    Colonization of Latin America by Spain

    Formation of the Ottoman Empire

  • Question 28
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    Bismarck’s goal was the

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    Unification of the German states

    Spread of democratic government

    Collapse of the Russian Empire

    Creation of the European Union

  • Question 29
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    The ideas present in Bismarck’s “blood and iron” speech are consistent with the ideals of:

    answer choices

    Passive resistance

    Ethnic cleansing

    Perestroika

    Realpolitik

  • Question 30
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    It can be inferred that nationalist movements in the Austro-Hungarian Empire resulted in:

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    A unified state

    Religious toleration

    Ethnic tensions

    Free trade

  • Question 31
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    Which state was composed similarly to the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

    answer choices

    Ottoman Empire

    German Empire

    Kingdom of Italy

    Republic of France

  • Question 32
    30 seconds
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    Based on the reading, Kossuth is an advocate of:

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    Feudalism

    Nationalism

    Absolutism

    Communism

  • Question 33
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    Nationalism was especially threatening to the Hapsburg rulers because the Austrian Empire:

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    Contained many ethnic groups

    Had a homogenous population

    Became a target of foreign nations

    Developed new military technologies

  • Question 34
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    The involvement of the Russian czar in the internal affairs of the Austrian Empire suggests that European monarchs:

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    Tried to uphold republican government

    Regarded absolute monarchy as antiquated

    Promoted religious freedom

    Viewed nationalism as a major threat to peace

  • Question 35
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    To diffuse ethnic tensions, Austrian emperor Franz Joseph:

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    Banned the use of the Hungarian language

    Granted Hungary full independence

    Created the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary

    Violently suppressed Hungarian nationalists

  • Question 36
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    The invention of the steam engine can be considered a turning point in that:

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    Large factories were no longer needed

    Coal became less important to the industry

    Cottage industry became more efficient

    Machinery replaced manual labor

  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The steam engine changed the relationship between labor and management in that labor became:

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    Unskilled and expendable

    More skilled and indispensable

    Equal to management

    Completely unnecessary

  • Question 38
    30 seconds
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    The point of view of the cartoonist is that:

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    Africa is too dangerous to be successfully colonized

    Advanced civilizations existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans

    Europeans have a lot to learn from native Africans

    Native Africans suffered under Belgium colonial rule

  • Question 39
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    Q.

    The wealth generated by King Leopold II’s conquest and occupation of the Congo led to:

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    The partition of Africa by Europeans at the Berlin Conference

    Increased levels of prosperity for the native Congolese

    Conflicts over control of the Congo with the British Empire

    The outbreak of the African theatre of WWI

  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The primary reason for the British importation of opium into China was to:

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    Create a trade imbalance in Great Britain’s favor

    Build stronger diplomatic ties with China

    Acknowledge Chinese supremacy in East Asia

    Create a pretext for war with China

  • Question 41
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    China’s loss in the Opium Wars with Great Britain led directly to :

    answer choices

    The end of the Qing dynasty’s rule in China

    Japan’s takeover of Manchuria

    The creation of spheres of influence within China

    China’s direct annexation into the British Empire

  • Question 42
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    Siam remained the only independent country in Southeast Asia in the 1800s because its rulers:

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    Convinced Europeans that Siam held no value

    Defeated all invading European armies

    Made an alliance with the Japanese Empire

    Embraced modernization and westernization

  • Question 43
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    British possession of the city of Singapore is associated with the policy of:

    answer choices

    Geopolitics

    Realpolitik

    Nationalism

    Laissez-faire

  • Question 44
    30 seconds
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    Europeans used passages like the one above for the purpose of:

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    Soliciting donations for humanitarian aid

    Criticizing foreign involvement in Africa

    Justifying the building of colonial empires

    Promoting Christian missionary activity

  • Question 45
    30 seconds
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    The idea behind Lugard’s text is known as:

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    Self determination

    Industrialization

    The civilizing mission

    The Mandate system

  • Question 46
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    A factor that led to the victory of the Ethiopians over the Italians at Adwa was:

    answer choices

    Ethiopia’s rugged topography

    Ethiopia’s technological advantage

    American military intervention

    Italy’s reluctance to fight

  • Question 47
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    The Battle of Adwa is uncharacteristic of the Scramble for Africa in that:

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    International organizations prevented conflict over colonies

    Europeans agreed to preserve the territorial claims of native people

    Europeans were at a technological disadvantage to a native population

    Native forces were able to overcome the superior technology of Europeans

  • Question 48
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    The Sepoy Mutiny resulted from the British East India Company’s;

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    Favoritism of one certain ethnic group over others

    Unwillingness to improve the infrastructure of their territory

    Lack of respect for the beliefs and traditions of the local population

    Support of unpopular local rulers who were considered to be tyrants

  • Question 49
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    It can be inferred from the passage above that the British were successful in subduing the Sepoy Mutiny and conquering India because:

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    The British were able to exploit Indian diversity

    India had already been invaded and weakened

    The British had enough soldiers to control the population

    Popular support was in favor of the British government

  • Question 50
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    The Sepoy Mutiny is known as a turning point in the history of India in that:

    answer choices

    The Mughal Empire regained its former strength

    The British government took control of India

    The East India Company was given a monopoly in India

    The French holdings in India were given to Great Britain

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