AP World History Practice Test 23

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Time 10 minutes

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

1. Which of the following conclusions about pre-Columbian Mesoamerica is best supported by the information contained in this map?

2. Which of the following was the clearest sign of mutual cultural influence among the societies depicted on the map?

3. What goods were most likely to have been traded among the cities shown on the map?

4. Which of the following is not among the factors thought by most historians to have played a role in disrupting relations among the Mayan cities included on the map?

Questions 5-7 refer to the following information.

Gunpowder Weaponry: Europe vs. China

In Western Europe during the 1200s through the 1400s, early cannons, as heavy and as slow to fire as they were, proved useful enough in the protracted sieges that dominated warfare during this period that governments found it sufficiently worthwhile to pay for them and for the experimentation that eventually produced gunpowder weapons that were both more powerful and easier to move. By contrast, China, especially after the mid-1300s, was threatened mainly by highly mobile steppe nomads, against whom early gunpowder weapons, with their unwieldiness, proved of little utility. It therefore devoted its efforts to the improvement of horse archer units who could effectively combat the country's deadliest foe.

5. The argument in this passage most closely relates to which of the following large-scale questions about global history?

6. According to this passage, why did the Chinese, despite inventing gunpowder, fail to lead in the innovation of gunpowder weaponry?

7. What traditional view of world history does this passage seem to challenge?

Questions 8-10 refer to the following information.

O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols… are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed.

the Qur'an, Sura 5: 89

When once you hear the roses are in bloom,
Then is the time, my love, to pour the wine.

the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

8. Both verses relate most closely to

9. The tone of the first verse best reflects which of the following modes of religious discourse?

10. A comparison of both verses would best support which of the following conclusions?