AP World History Practice Test 42

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

Both authors below were speaking of the French Revolution.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal . . . that things in general were settled for ever.

A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. But to be young was very heaven.

The Prelude, by William Wordsworth

1. Dickens's and Wordsworth's differing views about the French Revolution can be described, respectively, by which of the following adjectives?

2. One similarity between the French Revolution and the American Revolution is that both were responses to which of the following?

3. Most revolutions produce a strong leading figure; the French Revolution allowed which of the following to assume great power?

4. The intellectual foundations of the eighteenth-century political revolutions were based on

Questions 5-7 refer to the following information.

Questions below refer to the political cartoon below showing Woodrow Wilson, published in 1919.

Blowing Bubbles

5. What does the cartoonist intend to suggest in the above political cartoon?

6. Though the League of Nations was short-lived (1919–1946), it set the stage for which of the following?

7. Those who argue that the roots of World War II are found in the Treaty of Versailles, which created the League of Nations, point to which of the following?

Questions 8-11 refer to the following information.

Questions to the passage below, an account given to a French officer in Algeria in the 1830s by a member of an Arab slave trade caravan.

The Slave Trade

All of you [soldiers], are summoned . . . to hunt the idolatrous Koholanes [a pejorative word for "black Africans"]. . . . The soldiery divided themselves into two companies . . . with orders to attack places without defenses and to carry off the inhabitants as well as seizing all peasants busy cultivating their fields. . . . Whilst waiting for the return of the companies despatched to hunt Negroes, we went every day to the slave market where we bought at the following prices:

A Negro with beard………………10 or 15,000 cowries.

They are not considered as merchandise since one has little chance of preventing them from escaping.

An adult Negress………………..10 or 15,000 cowries for the same reasons
An adolescent Negro………………….30,000 cowries
A young Negress ……………………50–60,000 cowries

The price varies according to whether she is more or less beautiful.

A male Negro child……………………..45,000 cowries
A female Negro child ……………………….35–40,000 cowries

Finally, our caravan which had set out from Algeria with sixty-four camels and only sixteen persons, was now augmented by four hundred slaves, of whom three hundred were women. . . . It was at this point that suddenly a confused noise of cries and sobs passed from one group of slaves to another and reached our own. . . . Some rolled on the ground, clung to bushes and absolutely refused to walk. . . . They could only be got up with mighty lashes of the whip and by rendering them completely bloody.

8. Which conclusion is supported by the passage?

9. What is the most likely destination for the captured slaves in the excerpt?

10. Which statement best supports the argument that religion played a role in the Arab slave trade?

11. How was the Arab trade in Africans different from the Atlantic slave trade?