Political AP MC Practice
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  • Question 1
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    Based on the map, which of the following can be identified as a true statement about Northern Ireland?

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    It is united with the rest of the island to form a sovereign nation-state.

    It forms its own sovereign nation-state predominately made up of the Irish ethnic group.

    It is a frontier that is not formally part of a state, but the United Kingdom claims the area.

    It is physically separate from the rest of the United Kingdom, a multinational state.

    It is a stateless nation, as the entire island of Ireland is under the control of the United Kingdom

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    Which of the following best explains why the region of Catalonia in Spain could be a viable country?

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    Catalonia is linguistically distinct compared to other regions in Spain.

    Catalonia is well developed economically compared to other regions in Spain.

    Catalonia's population is ethnically distinct compared to other regions in Spain.

    Catalonia has a large population compared to other regions in Spain.

    Catalonia has a major city, Barcelona, which has a notoriety comparable to that of the Spanish capital, Madrid.

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    3. The Berlin Conference established the borders of North African countries including Egypt, Libya, and Sudan. The landscape of these countries influenced the types of boundaries imposed by the European colonial powers. Which of the following boundary types best explains the influence of landscape on the political borders of the North African region?

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    Antecedent, based on tribal cultural boundaries that existed before European colonization

    Subsequent, with smaller buffer states placed between larger states to prevent political conflicts

    Consequent, accounting for local differences in language and religion during European colonization

    Natural, with irregular lines, accounting for regional physical features such as mountains or water bodies

    Geometric, with straight lines, disregarding physical features or tribal cultural differences of the areas

  • Question 4
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    Which of the following best explains the governance of the shaded areas shown on the map?

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    These areas are established as nation-states for indigenous peoples at the local scale

    These areas show territory occupied by indigenous peoples as stateless nations at a local scale.

    These areas show territory controlled by indigenous peoples as a single multistate nation.

    These areas show where indigenous peoples have a limited amount of self-government at a national scale

    These areas are lands of indigenous peoples that are sovereign independent states at an international scale.

  • Question 5
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    Historically, Iceland had only one period of human migration. The country has never been invaded and possesses a common culture and language. As a result, Iceland is regarded as a good example of which of the following concepts?

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    Absolute monarchy

    Theocracy

    Constitutional monarchy

    Nation-state

    Exclave

  • Question 6
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    Which of the following explains why Korea and Vietnam were viewed as shatterbelts during the Cold War?

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    Korea and Vietnam were politically controlled by regional powers.

    Korea and Vietnam kept two political adversaries geographically separated.

    Korea and Vietnam fragmented into new states due to internal tensions

    Korea and Vietnam tried to control land and sea areas around their states.

    Korea and Vietnam experienced conflict due to a dispute between global powers

  • Question 7
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    Most of Africa’s political boundaries were originally drawn by

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    seventeenth-century European explorers

    European colonial powers in the late-nineteenth century

    the Bandung Conference of 1955

    decolonization movements of the 1950s and 1960s

    UN peacekeeping missions in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Question 8
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    Which of the following terms identifies the type of regions shown in the dark gray shaded areas on the map?

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    Functional regions

    Urban regions

    Physical regions

    Vernacular regions

    Semiautonomous regions

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    Based on the information in the map, what is the most likely outcome of the possible establishment of an independent Kurdistan for the Kurdish people?

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    The state of Turkey, seeking to connect areas with a substantial Kurdish population into an independent state, might take action against neighboring states.

    The Kurdish people, seeking a state of their own with a majority Kurdish population, might secede from or rebel against the states labeled on the map.

    The Kurdish people would have to migrate into a single country to gain a population majority and would struggle for control of the government.

    In areas with a Kurdish majority population, Kurdish people are politically active among Turks, Iranians, Iraqis, and Syrians and would be able to win an election on a national vote to secede.

    The countries shown on the map will cooperate and work together to address the political situation and needs of people in areas with a substantial Kurdish population.

  • Question 10
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    The map above shows the countries in Africa where private investors and foreign governments have leased farmland for large-scale commercial farming. Usually much of the food produced is bound for wealthier nations. This practice is an example of

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    decolonization

    pan-Africanism

    neocolonialism

    imperialism

    irridentism

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