AP World History Practice Test 29

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

1. Which of the following can be most reasonably concluded from the information presented on the map above?

2. The trends depicted in the map above began after which of the following environmental changes?

3. The trends depicted in the map above led most directly to which of the following social developments?

Questions 4-7 refer to the following information.

Every two months His Majesty sends from Lima 60,000 pesos to pay for the mita of the Indians. Up on the Huanacavelica range there are 3,000 or 4,000 Indians working in the mercury mine, with picks and hammers, breaking up the ore. And when they have filled up their little sacks, the poor fellows, loaded down, climb up those ladders and rigging, so distressing that a man can hardly get up them. That is the way they work in this mine, with many lights and the loud noise of the pounding and great confusion. Nor is that the greatest evil; that is due to thievish and undisciplined superintendents. According to His Majesty's warrant, the mine owners at Potosí have a right to the mita of 13,300 Indians. These mita Indians earn each day 4 reals. Besides these there are others not under obligation, who hire themselves out voluntarily: these each get from 12 to 16 reals, and some up to 24, according to how well they wield their picks or their reputation for knowing how to get the ore out.

Antonio Vasquez de Espinosa, report on mining in Huanacavelica and Potosí, 1620s

The third principal reason the local Yakut and Tungus natives are ruined is that from the time they first came under Russian control, they have been forced to pay yasak tribute. Some have paid in sables, others in red foxes, still others in cash. At first there were plenty of furbearing animals there, but now there are no sables and not many foxes in those lands, from the shores of the Arctic Ocean all the way south to the great Lena River. Moreover, almost half the natives cannot hunt because they no longer have horses, many of which have been pawned to the yasak collectors.

Heinrich von Füch, "On the Treatment of Natives in Northeast Siberia," 1744

4. Both passages are best seen in the context of which of the following broad developments?

5. The system of labor described in the first passage came into being in which of the following ways?

6. According to the second passage, which of the following contributed most to the burden faced by native Siberians attempting to fulfill their tribute obligations?

7. Which of the following factors, not mentioned in the second passage, would have been most likely to create added difficulties for native Siberians attempting to fulfill their tribute obligations?

Questions 8-11 refer to the following information.

Flow of major goods and commodities, Indian Ocean trade network, ca. 600 to 1450

8. Which of the statements below is most solidly supported by the information contained in the web above?

9. Which of the following technological innovations played the largest role in enabling this system of exchange?

10. This system of exchange would have encouraged which of the following social and cultural developments most directly?

11. The economic relationships associated with this system of exchange was most disrupted by which of the following?