AP World History: Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Question 1 of 8

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Which of the following was the major effect of the Neolithic
Revolution?

Select one of the following:

  • (A) The establishment of sedentary village communities

  • (B) The spread of a migratory way of life

  • (C) A decline in total population

  • (D) An increase in the use of bronze tools

Question 2 of 8

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Which of the following occurred as a result of the development
of agriculture in societies that previously relied on hunting and
gathering?

Select one of the following:

  • (A) Conditions for women improved.

  • (B) The incidence of disease declined.

  • (C) Population density increased.

  • (D) Degradation of the environment lessened.

Question 3 of 8

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Which of the following was an important reason for the fall of
the Roman, Han, and Gupta empires?

Select one of the following:

  • (A) A long period of drought that destroyed crops and livestock

  • (B) The use of slaves in their armies

  • (C) Intensified invasions and security issues along their
    frontiers

  • (D) A refusal to tolerate Christianity

Question 4 of 8

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Before 500 C.E. Judaism and Hinduism were similar in that
both

Select one of the following:

  • (A) had written scriptures and an ethical code to live by

  • (B) spread widely around the Mediterranean

  • (C) promoted teachings about reincarnation

  • (D) advocated a monastic life and a rejection of the world

Question 5 of 8

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The spread of Bantu-speaking peoples over southern Africa
before 1400 C.E. can be best explained by their

Select one of the following:

  • (A) conversion to Islam

  • (B) use of cavalry

  • (C) centralized political systems

  • (D) knowledge of agriculture

Question 6 of 8

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"The Crusader states were able to cling to survival only through
frequent delivery of supplies and manpower from Europe.
[They] were defended primarily by three semi-monastic
military orders: the Templars, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic
Knights. Combining monasticism and militarism, these orders
served to protect pilgrims and to wage perpetual war against
the Muslims." - Palmira Brummett, World Historian, 2007

"Whenever I visited Jerusalem, I always entered the al-Aqsa
Mosque, beside which stood a small mosque which the Franks
had converted into a church.… [T]he Templars, … who were
my friends, would evacuate the little adjoining mosque so that I
could pray in it." - Usamah ibn Munqidh, Muslim historian, Jerusalem, circa 1138

The second passage does not support the first passage because
the second passage...

Select one of the following:

  • (A) shows that an influx of manpower from Europe was not
    critical for the survival of the Crusader states

  • (B) shows that Muslims vastly outnumbered Europeans in the
    Crusader states

  • (C) minimizes the importance of Hospitallers and Teutonic
    Knights in the administration of the Crusader states

  • (D) presents an incident in which a military order supported a
    Muslim traveler

Question 7 of 8

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Inca and Aztec societies were similar in that both

Select one of the following:

  • (A) developed from Mayan civilization

  • (B) acquired empires by means of military conquest

  • (C) independently developed iron technology

  • (D) depended entirely on oral record keeping

Question 8 of 8

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Which of the following factors represents the most significant
cause of the growth of cities in Afro-Eurasia in the period
1000–1450

Select one of the following:

  • (A) Climate change

  • (B) Increased interregional trade

  • (C) Decreased agricultural productivity

  • (D) Increased invasions

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