AP World History Practice Test 12

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

"The struggle against neo-colonialism is not aimed at excluding the capital of the developed world from operating in less developed countries. It is aimed at preventing the financial power of the developed countries being used in such a way as to impoverish the less developed.

Non-alignment, as practiced by Ghana and many other countries, is based on co-operation with all States whether they be capitalist, socialist or have a mixed economy. Such a policy, therefore, involves foreign investment from capitalist countries, but it must be invested in accordance with a national plan drawn up by the government of the non-aligned State with its own interests in mind. The issue is not what return the foreign investor receives on his investments…The question is one of power. A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny."

Kwame Nkrumah, Neo-Colonialism, 1965

1. Which of the following provides the best context for Nkrumah's writings?

2. Which of the following is referenced by the co-operation mentioned in the second paragraph?

3. Which of the following would most directly result from the foreign investment from capitalist countries mentioned in the second paragraph?

4. Which of the following most inspired the national plan advanced by Nkrumah in the second paragraph?

Questions 5-7 refer to the following information.

"When the gods fashioned Gilgamesh*, to him they gave a perfect form. The glorious sun Shamash bestowed upon him glory; Adad the terrible god of storms bestowed upon him courage. The great gods perfected his magnificence beyond all others, terrible like the great wild bull. Two thirds god they made him; one third man they made him.

Of Uruk, its great rampart he built, and the wall of the sacred Eanna temple, the holy sanctuary. Behold the outer walls which gleam with the brilliance of copper; see the inner wall which none might rival. Touch the threshold stone—it is from ancient days. Goest thou into the Eanna temple, yea, the dwelling place of Ishtar, the like of which no subsequent king or living man might equal. Ascend and walk about on the wall of Uruk, inspect the corner-stone, and examine its brick-work, whether its wall is not made of burned brick, and its foundation laid by the Seven Sages. One third for city, one third for garden, one third for field, and a precinct for the temple of Ishtar. These parts and the precinct comprise Uruk."

The Epic of Gilgamesh, ca. 2100 B.C.E.

*Gilgamesh was a king of Uruk.

5. The description of Gilgamesh in the first paragraph of the passage most directly supports which of the following statements about ancient leaders?

6. Which of the following statements about ancient cities is most supported by the discussion of Uruk in the second paragraph?

7. Which of the following best describes the origins of epic poetry such as the Epic of Gilgamesh?

Questions 8-11 refer to the following information.

Bilingual silver drachm of Menander I, king of the Indo-Greek Kingdom, 160–135 BC. [The front side of the coin (left) contains Greek writing; the reverse side contains writing in Kharosthi, an Indian language. The reverse side (right) shows Athena advancing left, with a thunderbolt and shield.]

8. The image of both sides of the coin above best exemplifies which of the following?

9. In addition to the minting of coins such as the one shown above, rulers of classical civilizations most commonly used which of the following to advertise their political authority to their subjects?

10. Which of the following best describes the significance of currency to classical civilizations?

11. Which of the following civilizations is most analogous to the civilization that created the coin portrayed in the image?