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Empires and Other Political Systems Review Questions for AP World History

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Mar 4, 2011

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Empires and Other Political Systems Review for AP World History

Review Questions

  1. Mercantilism
    1. did not affect empires that were not based in Europe.
    2. brought long-term prosperity to Europe.
    3. encouraged the importation of foreign goods.
    4. supported free trade.
    5. sparked further rivalries among European nations.
  2. In the early eighteenth century, the political system where citizens enjoyed the greatest amount of self-rule was
    1. Japan.
    2. Russia.
    3. France.
    4. England.
    5. the Ottoman Empire.
  3. Both the Russian Empire and Ming China
    1. became increasingly more traditional after the expulsion of the Mongols.
    2. improved the position of women in the period 1450–1750.
    3. established policies that were a reaction to the Mongol presence in central Asia.
    4. cooperated with the established religions in their respective countries.
    5. enjoyed a surge of renewed industrial growth after the collapse of the Mongol Empire.
  4. A comparison of the reactions of Japan and China to European influence in the period 1450–1750 shows that
    1. the Chinese persecuted Christian missionaries about the same time that the Japanese gave them some acceptance.
    2. Japan saw the need for knowledge of Western developments, but China did not.
    3. both excluded foreigners from trading at their ports.
    4. European philosophy was accepted, but Western technology was not.
    5. both tolerated European influence in their culture in order to actively participate in global trade.
  5. Compared to the Spanish Empire, that of the Portuguese
    1. developed a more egalitarian society.
    2. was more global in its extent.
    3. was less influenced by the Roman Catholic Church.
    4. developed a better relationship with Indian inhabitants.
    5. was more strictly controlled by the government in Europe.
  6. The Mughal Empire
    1. failed to ease tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India.
    2. controlled the entire Indian subcontinent.
    3. terminated in the return of a traditional centralized government to India.
    4. produced art and architecture that reflected syncretism.
    5. placed women in a more subordinate position than before Mughal rule.
  7. The Ottoman Empire
    1. weakened because its technology fell behind that of Europe.
    2. unlike the Mughal Empire, was not a gunpowder empire.
    3. was unsuccessful in controlling European territory.
    4. reached its height around 1750.
    5. prohibited the use of forced labor.
  8. The nation-state
    1. was embraced by the Ottoman Empire.
    2. arose in Europe because of its diversity of cultural groups.
    3. was incompatible with absolute monarchies.
    4. was not limited to definite borders.
    5. promoted harmony among Europeans.
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