AP World History Practice Test 27

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Question 11 questions

Time 11 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

African hunters harvesting elephant ivory, Belgian Congo, ca. 1880s

1. The image above most likely depicts which of the following?

2. Which of the following resources would have been pursued even more intensely in the colony depicted in the above image?

3. In which of the following ways can the above image most reasonably be faulted for providing an incomplete view of how the colony in question was administered?

Questions 4-5 refer to the following information.

Meng Yizi asked about the treatment of parents. The Master said, "Never disobey!" When Fan Chi was driving his carriage for him, [he asked], "In what sense did you mean this?" The Master said, "While they are alive, serve them according to proper ritual. When they die, bury them according to proper ritual, and sacrifice to them according to proper ritual."

Confucius, The Analects, Book 2, Chapter 5

4. Which of the following ideals does the passage above exemplify?

5. In China and the regions it influenced, Confucian teachings like the one above were used politically for which of the following purposes?

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

New York! I say New York, let black blood flow into your blood.
Let it wash the rust from your steel joints, like an oil of life
Let it give your bridges the curve of hips and supple vines…
See your rivers stirring with musk alligators
And sea cows with mirage eyes…
Just open your eyes to the April rainbow
And your eyes, especially your ears, to God
Who in one burst of saxophone laughter
Created heaven and earth in six days,
And on the seventh slept a deep Negro sleep.

Senegalese poet Léopold Sédar Senghor, "To New York," 1956

6. The verse above is best seen as belonging to which of the following modern cultural developments?

7. Which of the following trends is likeliest to have inspired the imagery in the accompanying verse?

8. Which of the following best explains the phenomenon of an African poet writing so lyrically about New York?

Questions 9-11 refer to the following information.

Literacy rates among the Russian-speaking population of late Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, 1897–1955

Literacy Rate

1897 24%

1917 45%

1926 56%

1937 75%

1939 81.10%

1955 99.90%

Source: Census data and Soviet Ministry of Education

9. The information presented in the above chart is best understood in which of the following historical contexts?

10. Which of the following segments of the Russian/Soviet population would probably have benefited most from the rising literacy rates depicted in the chart?

11. A historian sympathetic to Soviet communism would most likely use the chart as evidence to support which of the following propositions?