AP World History Practice Test 10

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Question 9 questions

Time 9 minutes

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Questions 1-5 refer to the following information.

"When the Portuguese go from Macao in China to Japan, they carry much white silk, gold, musk, and porcelain: and they bring from Japan nothing but silver. They have a great carrack which goes there every year and she brings from there every year about six hundred coins: and all this silver of Japan, and two hundred thousand coins more in silver which they bring yearly out of India, they employ to their great advantage in China: and they bring from there gold, musk, silk, copper, porcelains, and many other things very costly and gilded.

When the Portuguese come to Canton in China to traffic, they must remain there but certain days: and when they come in at the gate of the city, they must enter their names in a book, and when they go out at night they must put out their names. They may not lie in the town all night, but must lie in their boats outside of the town. And, their time expired, if any man remains there, he is imprisoned."

Ralph Fitch, an account of his travels to the Far East, 1599 C.E.

1. The description of the route Portuguese sailors took in the first paragraph most directly supports which of the following historical developments?

2. In addition to the sources of silver mentioned in the first paragraph, the greatest volume of additional silver came to China from which of the following regions?

3. The description in the second paragraph of the procedures that Portuguese and other foreigners followed when trading in China supports which of the following inferences about trade policy in the later Ming Dynasty?

4. Which of the following developments from the period 1750–1900 C.E. most directly undid the trade patterns mentioned in the first paragraph?

5. Which of the following developments from the period 1450–1750 C.E. most directly undid the trade patterns mentioned in the first paragraph?

Questions 6-9 refer to the following information.

Map of British undersea telegraph cable, ca. 1870 C.E.

6. Based on the map and your knowledge of world history, which of the following likely accounts for the westernmost end of the cable in Egypt?

7. Technologies like the telegraph cable depicted in the map above had which of the following effects on empires in the period 1750–1900 C.E.?

8. Which of the following best characterizes this area of the Indian Ocean in the period 600–1450 C.E.?

9. Based on your knowledge of world history and the map, which of the following best characterizes British involvement in the Indian Ocean between 1750–1900 C.E.?