AP World History Practice Test 32

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Time 10 minutes

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Questions 1-2 refer to the following information.

World's Major Consumers of Primary Energy (1998)
Measured in quadrillions of British thermal units (Btu)

United States 94.57 quadrillion Btu
China 33.93 quadrillion Btu
Russia 25.99 quadrillion Btu
Japan 21.21 quadrillion Btu
Germany 13.83 quadrillion Btu
India 12.51 quadrillion Btu
Canada 11.85 quadrillion Btu
France 10.00 quadrillion Btu
United Kingdom 9.75 quadrillion Btu
Brazil 8.08 quadrillion Btu

1. The data contained in the chart above most clearly reflects which of the following environmental developments?

2. Based on the data presented in the chart above, which of the following conclusions can one safely make?

Questions 3-4 refer to the following information.

I don't know whether this world has meaning that transcends it. But I know that I do not know that meaning, and that it is impossible just now for me to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms.

Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus," 1955

3. The passage above is best seen as exemplifying which of the following intellectual trends?

4. The author of the above passage was most associated with which of the following movements?

Questions 5-6 refer to the following information.

Is it not unity alone that can weld us into an effective force, capable of creating our own progress and making our valuable contribution to world peace? Which independent African state will claim that its financial structure and banking institutions are fully harnessed to its national development? Which will claim that its material resources and human energies are available for its own national aspirations? We are fast learning that political independence is not enough to rid us of the consequences of colonial rule. We have been too busy nursing our separate states to understand fully the basic need for union, rooted in common purpose, common planning and common endeavour.

Ghana's president, Kwame Nkrumah, addressing the Organization of African Unity, 1963

5. The speaker in the passage above is espousing which of the following causes?

6. Which of the following factors was most important in preventing the fulfillment of the political dreams described in the passage?

Questions 7-8 refer to the following information.

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7. The map above most clearly indicates that which of the following is true about European colonization of the non-Western world in the 1600s and 1700s?

8. Which of the following scientific or technological innovations most directly enabled the colonial expansion depicted by the map above?

Questions 9-10 refer to the following information.

This great purity of the French Revolution is precisely what causes both our strength and our weakness. Our strength, because it gives to us rights of the public interest over private interests; our weakness, because it rallies all vicious men against us. We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it; now in this situation, the first maxim of your policy ought to be to lead the people by reason and the people's enemies by terror. Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs.

French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre, 1794

9. With which of the following threats does the speaker in the passage above seem most concerned?

10. The passage above appears to articulate which of the following political principles?