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Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Historical research involves four main tasks. Interpret refers to the task of: (Points : 4)

locating primary sources to learn the facts

asking questions like “Who created the source and why?”

analyzing all the available primary sources and judging which is the most accurate

distributing the new findings to the world

Question 2. 2. (TCO 6) The main fronts in World War I were in: (Points : 4)

France and Russia

Germany and Austria

Italy and Greece

Africa and Asia

Question 3. 3. (TCO 5) All of the following were major factors that helped the Reds to win the Russian Civil War except: (Points : 4)

peasants and minority nationalities feared a White victory more than a Red one

Whites wanted to continue WWI

Bolsheviks controlled the heartland of Russia

Whites were not unified as well as Bolsheviks

Question 4. 4. (TCO 5) What event marked the beginning of World War II? (Points : 4)

the Nazi-Soviet Pact

the German invasion of Poland

the Anschluss

Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland

Question 5. 5. (TCO 9) What city was divided during the Cold War, and became a hotspot for espionage and intrigue? (Points : 4)





Question 6. 6. (TCO 9) China’s communists finally won the long civil war, under the leadership of: (Points : 4)

Mao Zedong

Kim Il Sung

Syngman Rhee

Chiang Kai-shek

Question 7. 7. (TCO 8) What was one reason for the rise in Japan’s gross domestic product between 1950 and 1970? (Points : 4)

the removal of protective tariffs

its low military budget

the formation of the European community

lack of serious damage during the war

Question 8. 8. (TCO 6) One of the most important tasks facing Nehru in India was: (Points : 4)

improving India’s economy

reuniting India

increasing India’s birthrate

increasing food output

Question 9. 9. (TCO 2) Gamal Nasser was: (Points : 4)

a pan-Arabist, secular, national leader

an advocate of fundamentalist Islam

a Turkish leader

a loyal ally of the United States

Question 10. 10. (TCO 2) Following the Arab-Israeli 1967 war: (Points : 4)

the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to negotiate

the Israelis demanded direct negotiations, and the Arabs demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories prior to negotiations

the Arabs demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and face-to-face negotiations

the United States and U.S.S.R. negotiated a settlement to the conflict

Question 11. 11. (TCO 4) One problem that arose in East Germany after reunification was: (Points : 4)

the presence of U.S. troops

lack of support for the EU

a lack of national pride

high unemployment

Question 12. 12. (TCO 4) In addition to Leonid Brezhnev, who died in 1982, who of the following served during the 1980s as general secretary of the Soviet Communist party and as president? (Points : 4)

Yuri Andropov

Konstantin Chernenko

Mikhail Gorbachev

all of the above

Question 13. 13. (TCO 7) One reason that the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 was: (Points : 4)

Iraq was thought to have WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

Iraq had invaded Israel

Iraq was home to al-Qaeda

Iraq invaded Kuwait


Question 1. 1.(TCO 10)Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.
(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1 :dictator of Cuba from the 1930s to the early 1960s

2 :the native peoples of Latin America

3 :belief that the Church should work for social reform

4 :populist president of Argentina during the 1940s and 1950s

5 :Cuban revolutionary hero who died in Bolivia

6 :black civil rights leader during the 1960s


:Martin Luther King Jr.

:liberation theology


:Che Guevara

:Fulgencio Batista

:Juan Peron

Question 2. 2.(TCO 3) Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.
(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1 :animals threatened with extinction

2 :the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-1950s

3 :a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment for future generations

4 :any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic

5 :an ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated

6 :the change from fertile land to desert, which plagues many African countries



:endangered species

:sustainable development


:acid rain

:global warming


Question 1. 1. (TCO 1, 2) Analyze how nationalism and militarism contributed to the outbreak of World War I.

Use historical examples to support your answer.

Of the various causes of World War I, which do you think was the most important and why? (Points : 40)

Question 2. 2. (TCO 5, 11) Identify and describe two causes of the Second World War.

Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed the world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer. (Points : 40)

Question 3. 3. (TCOs 9, 10) Identify and analyze the main events of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Then assess how these events affected the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 41)

Question 4. 4. (TCOs 4, 8) Analyze how the Solidarity (Solidarnosc) movement in Poland led to the collapse of communism in Poland. Point out what events led to the growth of the Solidarity movement, and then identify and analyze the events that followed Gorbachev’s policy of political pluralism in Poland. Use specific details to support your answer. Then evaluate

the relative success of democracy and capitalism in Poland, after the end of the Cold War. (Points : 41)

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