• Deciphering the writing on the Rosetta Stone
• Examining the fabric of a Japanese kimono
These actions are most often performed by
(1) A political scientist
(2) A geographer
(3) A sociologist
(4) An archaeologist
(1) Sets of written legal principles that spell out the rights of citizens
(2) Stories that are tied to monotheistic religious beliefs
(3) Paintings that depict heroes and cultural values
(4) Works of literature that give historians information about early civilizations
— Amin Maalouf, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, Al Saqi Books
This passage indicates that the author’s emphasis is on
(1) Cause and effect
(2) Chronological order
(4) Point of view
Such times was ne’er before,
For everything is raised in price To carry on the War….
— John Wilson, A New Song on the Dear Times
In this song published in the 1850s, the songwriter is complaining about
— Peter Singer (adapted)
Which statement is consistent with the author’s point concerning the Holocaust?
(1) The evils of the past are best ignored and forgotten.
(2) Frequent and full discussion of the historical evidence of certain events is desirable.
(3) All eras of history include individuals that reject existing values.
(4) Every generation must apologize for the failures of earlier generations.
“Tokyo Is Firebombed”
“Atom Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki”
Which period of Japanese history is associated with these headlines?
(1) Tokugawa shogunate
(2) Meiji Restoration
(3) Reign of Emperor Hirohito
(4) Japan’s economic miracle
“Nothing grows, so the topsoil is blown away by the wind and washed away by the rains,” said Amit H. Roy, president of the International Fertilizer Development Center, a nonprofit agricultural aid organization, which produced the study. “It goes into the river system, silting them, and out to the oceans.”. . .
— Celia Dugger, “Overfarming African Land is Worsening Hunger Crisis”
Which problem in sub-Saharan Africa is being described in this passage?
(1) Global warming
(2) Acid rain
(1) Weak centralized authority and interference from outsiders
(2) Renewed interest in artistic pursuits such as painting and sculpture
(3) Democratic rule and a coordinated economic policy
(4) Increased construction of roads, bridges, and other public works
A. Hannibal leads Carthaginian Army over the Alps to surprise the Romans.
B. England builds a strong navy to protect its island nation.
C. Vietnamese guerilla fighters ambush United States soldiers in thick jungles.
(1) Causes for Military Conflict in History
(2) Unsuccessful Military Expeditions in History
(3) The Role of Geography in Military History
(4) Technological Advances in Military History
Speaker B: There are people who are wealthy and people who are poor. This is just how things are.
Speaker C: History is the story of class struggle. Eventually, the working class will rise up and revolt against the wealthy.
Speaker D: The government should do what is best for most of its people.
To which situation are these speakers most likely reacting?
(1) Growth of Zionism
(2) Rise of industrialization
(3) Division of Africa
(4) Formation of military alliances