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CrackSAT World History Practice Test || SAT II
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Sumer and Egypt were similar in all of the following ways:
•Agricultural dependence on the silt left behind by flooding
•Belief in a polytheistic religion centered on deities of nature
•Development of distinct systems of written language
•Engagement in trade with other nearby cultures
A follower of the Chinese philosophy of Daoism would MOST agree with this statement:
Government intrusiveness should be kept to a minimum.
These were characteristics of early humans in the Paleolithic Age:
•Ability to make and use simple tools
•Reliance on hunting and gathering techniques
•Propensity for creating artistic cave drawings
•Mastery of fire for cooking and heating purposes
Buddhism was founded in part as a response to questions about which faith?
The Kush city of Meroe rose to prominence mainly because of its natural supply of:
During the first Punic War, the Romans were MOST interested in acquiring Sicily because it ______.
Offered an array of natural resources
The Battle of Thermopylae was key to Athenian victory in the Persian War because it ______.
Delayed the Persians' approach and gave the Athenians time to prepare
Who split the Roman Empire into two halves?
Usage of the Silk Roads for trade declined near the end of the Han dynasty primarily due to ______.
Epidemic disease that traveled along the roads and decimated the population
During the Dorian period, Greece experienced food shortages as the result of a _______.
Trend of immigration out of the Greek mainland
When the Mongols took control of China and established the Yuan dynasty, they did all of the following:
•Build their own communities separate from the Chinese
•Adopt the Chinese form of centralized government
•Attempt to invade Japan and Southeast Asia
•Allow for greater religious freedom
The invasion of the Byzantine territory by the Seljuk Turks led to a weakening of the Byzantine Empire, primarily due to _______.
A reduction in both food supply and the ability to collect taxes
In the ninth century, the Vikings invaded other European communities primarily to _______.
Resolve food shortages
The reemergence of trade brought about by the Crusades was mainly facilitated through the shipping ports of which country?
The Maya and the Aztec were similar in the following ways:
•They both had a three-tiered social class system.
•They both practiced ritual human sacrifice.
•They both occupied part of the Yucatán Peninsula.
•They both were made up of a collection of city-states.
What factor was MOST responsible for the collapse of the Mughal Empire?
2. The Northern Renaissance MOST differed from the Italian Renaissance in that it ______.
Placed greater importance on religious devotion
Who developed and taught the doctrine of predestination?
Portugal's MAIN motivation for seeking an alternate route to the East was to _____.
End the Italian and Muslim dominance of trade
The Seven Years' War was MOST beneficial for which nation?
______ was part of the French National Assembly's initial plan for government reform.
The Bill of Rights signed by William and Mary prevented the English monarch from doing all of the following:
•Interfering with freedom of speech in Parliament
•Levying taxes without legislative approval
•Suspending any law passed by Parliament
•Refusing to hear grievances made by citizens
Louisiana Purchase provided France with significant funding for _____.
Financing Napoléon's campaign to conquer Europe and build a French Empire
Simón Bolívar was MOST interested in leading revolutions against Spain in the Americas because he wanted to _____.
Establish a unified Latin American state
In taking the Tennis Court Oath, the National Assembly vowed to _____.
Write a new state constitution
The beginning of the Industrial Revolution in England primarily resulted from _____.
The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 was a meeting of European imperialist powers designed to peacefully negotiate ______.
Control over the African continent
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