AP World History Practice Test 30

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Question 12 questions

Time 12 minutes

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Questions 1-2 refer to the following information.

Relief statue of Sassanid Persian king Shapur II, ca. 350 C.E.

1. The image is most likely associated with

2. It is most likely meant to depict which of the following scenes?

Questions 3-5 refer to the following information.

That day the Reverend Xuanzang was chosen from among all the monks. He had been a monk from infancy, and ever since birth he had eaten vegetarian food and observed the prohibitions. His maternal grandfather was an imperial commander, Yin Kaishan. His father Chen Guangrui had come top in the Palace Examination and had been appointed a grand secretary in the Imperial Library. Xuanzang, however, had no interest in honour and glory, and his only joy was to cultivate Nirvana. His virtue was great; of the thousand sutras and ten thousand holy books there was not a single one that he did not know.

He looked to the West and prayed, "I am the believer Chen Xuanzang sent on imperial orders to fetch the scriptures. If I am fated to have a disciple, may I be able to unseal the golden words and release the divine Monkey King to come with me to the Vulture Peak. If I am not fated to have a disciple, and this monkey is an evil monster who has deceived me and will do me no good, then may I be unable to remove the seal." When he had prayed he bowed again.

From Wu Chengen, Journey to the West, ca. 1590s

3. In which of the following ways does the excerpt above most complicate historians' understanding of the career of the Chinese monk and traveler Xuanzang?

4. The journeys undertaken by Xuanzang in the 600s C.E. are most fruitfully understood

5. Accounts of Xuanzang's travels from both the 600s and 1500s C.E. are inspired by which of the following accomplishments?

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

6. The map above depicts which of the following historical processes?

7. The economic impact of the process depicted by the map would have been felt most strongly

8. Which of the following religions became more firmly established as a result of the process depicted by the map?

Questions 9-12 refer to the following information.

Woman, wake up; the bell of reason is being heard throughout the whole universe; discover your rights. Enslaved man has multiplied his strength, [but] having become free, he has become unjust to his companion. Oh, women, women! When will you cease to be blind? What advantage have you received from the Revolution? A more pronounced scorn, a more marked disdain. If our leaders persist, courageously oppose the force of reason to their empty pretentions of superiority. Regardless of what barriers confront you, it is in your power to free yourselves!

Olympe de Gouges, "Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen," 1791

The independence? Nothing of what I hoped for was achieved. I had expected that my children would be able to have an education, but they did not get it. We were poor peasants then, we are poor peasants now. Nothing has changed. Everything is the same. The only thing is that we are free, the war is over, we work without fear—but apart from that, nothing has changed.

Halima Ghomri, interviewed in the 1970s, after Algeria's war of independence

9. Which of the following observations about revolutions and gender is best supported by the first passage?

10. Publication of the first passage was followed by which of the political outcomes described below?

11. Which of the following factors is likeliest to have prevented the sort of progress hoped for by the speaker in the second passage?

12. Based on both passages, which of the following conclusions can be most reasonably made about revolutions?