AP World History Practice Test 22

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Questions 1-5 refer to the following information.

Oh, shame on you, poor Winter King!
What's this that you have done?
Is 't not a very naughty thing
To snatch the kaiser's crown?
Now you will have to stay away
Alike from Rhine and Prague,
And more than that-shame and dismay
Your days and nights will plague.

Right well you knew, and all the world,
Right well they know this thing,
That Ferdinand alone can be
Bohemia's lawful king.
So come, dear Fritz, rouse up and go
To Ferdinand, your king,
And beg him graciously to show
Full pardon for your sin.

"Poor Winter King," seventeenth-century song

1. Based on the song, the Winter King did which of the following?

2. Which of the following events inspired the composition of this song?

3. The narrator of the song would most likely identify as which of the following?

4. Which of the following best explains why the narrator mentions "Rhine and Prague"?

5. Which of the following is an important underlying issue in this song?

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

Seizing me, he led me down to the House of Darkness…
To the house where those who enter do not come out,
Along the road of no return,
To the house where those who dwell, do without light,
Where dirt is their drink, their food is of clay…
Where light cannot be seen. They dwell in the dark,
And upon the door and bolt, there lies dust.

from Tablet VII, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumeria, ca. 2100 B.C.E.

Truth is good and its worth is lasting.
It has not been disturbed since the day of its creator,
Whereas he who transgresses its ordinances is punished.
It lies as a path in front of even him who knows nothing.
Wrongdoing has never yet brought its venture to port…
Those whom the gods guide cannot lose themselves.
Those to whom they forbid passage will not be able to cross the river of life.

from The Maxims of Ptahhotep, Egypt, ca. 2400 B.C.E.

6. The above texts are best understood in the context of which of the following?

7. The tone of the second text best reflects which of the following hypotheses about the influence of religious beliefs on ancient societies?

8. The two texts best support which of the following conclusions?

Questions 9-11 refer to the following information.

Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins. He who has understanding, who is mindful and always pure, indeed reaches that place from whence he is not born again.

from the Upanishads, India, circa 600s–400s B.C.E.

9. The excerpt above best reflects which of the following religious propositions?

10. Compared to the message communicated by the excerpt, Buddhist doctrine regarding reincarnation most resembled Hinduism in that it

11. Which of the following changes to Indian religious practice took place under the Mauryan emperor Ashoka?