AP World History Practice Test 33

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Question 9 questions

Time 9 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

The condition of foreign states is not what it once was; they have invented the steamship, and introduced radical changes in the art of navigation. They have also built up their armies to a state of great efficiency and are possessed of war implements of great power and precision, in short have license to be formidable powers. If, therefore, we persistently cling to our antiquated systems, heaven only knows what a mighty calamity may befall our Empire.

—Adapted from a letter written by Lord Ii to Lord Tokugawa, 1847

1. Which event or period in Japan's history best reflects Lord Ii's concerns?

2. How did Japan respond to the concerns raised by Lord Ii during this era?

3. The era in Japanese history following this passage is known as the

Questions 4-6 refer to the following information.

He contains all works and desires and all perfumes and all tastes. He enfolds the whole universe and in silence is loving to all. This is the Spirit that is in my heart, this is Brahman. To him I shall come when I go beyond this life, and to him will come he who has faith and doubts not.

—The Upanishads, India, c. 1000 BCE

4. Based on the quotation, what is true of Brahman?

5. Based on the quotation, which statement is true of the speaker's religion?

6. To which religion does the speaker most likely belong?

Questions 7-9 refer to the following information.

The invaders had brought in wheat and other Eurasian and African grains; peach, pear, orange, and lemon trees; chick-peas, grape vines, melons, onions, radishes, and much more. A Spanish nobleman come to America could require his Indians to furnish his table with the fruits of his ancestors.

—Alfred Crosby, historian, 1972

7. The comment quoted above resulted from which of the following processes?

8. What was the impact of this process on Europe?

9. What economic practice is referred to by the phrase "his Indians" in the quote?