AP World History Practice Test 26

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Questions 1-5 refer to the following information.

An Act to place certain restrictions on Immigration and to provide for the removal from the Commonwealth of Prohibited Immigrants.

3. The immigration into the Commonwealth of the persons described in any of the following paragraphs in this section (hereinafter called "prohibited immigrants") is prohibited, namely

(a) Any person who when asked to do so by an officer fails to write out at dictation and sign in the presence of the officer a passage of fifty words in length in a European language directed by the officer;

(b) Any person in the opinion of the Minister or of an officer to become a charge upon the public or upon any public or charitable organisation;

(g) Any persons under a contract or agreement to perform manual labour within the Commonwealth: Provided that this paragraph shall not apply to workmen exempted by the Minister for special skill required by Australia…

Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 (Australia)

Whereas in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof;

Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the expiration of ninety days next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or having so come after the expiration of said ninety days to remain within the United States.

SEC. 2. That the master of every vessel who shall knowingly bring within the United States on such vessel, and land or permit to be landed, any Chinese laborer, from any foreign port or place, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars for each and every such Chinese laborer so brought, and may be also imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year….

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (United States)

1. The passages are best seen as examples of which prominent social or economic trend from the 1800s?

2. The first passage can be regarded as the cornerstone of which of the following official initiatives?

3. The emphasis on language in the first passage is most safely interpreted as

4. Which of the following economic activities did the most to drive the rising levels of immigration that led to the enactment of the law described in the second passage?

5. What broad trend from the 1800s formed the background for the enactment of the laws described in both passages?

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

No task is more urgent than that of preserving peace. Without peace our independence means little. The rehabilitation and upbuilding of our countries will have little meaning. Our revolutions will not be allowed to run their course. What can we do? We can do much! We can inject the voice of reason into world affairs. We can mobilize all the spiritual, all the moral, all the political strength of Asia and Africa on the side of peace. Yes, we! We, the peoples of Asia and Africa, 1.4 billion strong.

Indonesian leader Sukarno, keynote address to the Bandung Conference, 1955

6. The passage above is most associated with which of the following developments?

7. The "revolutions" spoken of by Sukarno in the passage above most likely relate to which of the following causes?

8. Like numerous other leaders in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, Sukarno attempted, but did not completely succeed, in maintaining a neutral stance during

Questions 9-10 refer to the following information.

Now if divorce is your wish, I cannot blame you. For the waiting has been long. And I do not know whether the Creator will grant relief immediately so that I can come home, or whether matters will take time, for I cannot come home with nothing. Now the matter is in your hand. If you wish to end our marriage, accept this bill of repudiation, and you are free. May God inspire you with the right decision.

Letter from a Jewish trader in India to his wife in Cairo, ca. 1200

9. The passage above is best seen in light of which of the following historical developments?

10. Which of the following is the most probable cause of the marital strain evident in the passage above?