AP World History: Sample Multiple Choice Questions


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Question 1

Which of the following was the major effect of the Neolithic Revolution?
  • (A) The establishment of sedentary village communities
  • (B) The spread of a migratory way of life
  • (C) A decline in total population
  • (D) An increase in the use of bronze tools

Question 2

Which of the following occurred as a result of the development of agriculture in societies that previously relied on hunting and gathering?
  • (A) Conditions for women improved.
  • (B) The incidence of disease declined.
  • (C) Population density increased.
  • (D) Degradation of the environment lessened.

Question 3

Which of the following was an important reason for the fall of the Roman, Han, and Gupta empires?
  • (A) A long period of drought that destroyed crops and livestock
  • (B) The use of slaves in their armies
  • (C) Intensified invasions and security issues along their frontiers
  • (D) A refusal to tolerate Christianity

Question 4

Before 500 C.E. Judaism and Hinduism were similar in that both
  • (A) had written scriptures and an ethical code to live by
  • (B) spread widely around the Mediterranean
  • (C) promoted teachings about reincarnation
  • (D) advocated a monastic life and a rejection of the world

Question 5

The spread of Bantu-speaking peoples over southern Africa before 1400 C.E. can be best explained by their
  • (A) conversion to Islam
  • (B) use of cavalry
  • (C) centralized political systems
  • (D) knowledge of agriculture

Question 6

"The Crusader states were able to cling to survival only through frequent delivery of supplies and manpower from Europe. [They] were defended primarily by three semi-monastic military orders: the Templars, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights. Combining monasticism and militarism, these orders served to protect pilgrims and to wage perpetual war against the Muslims." - Palmira Brummett, World Historian, 2007 "Whenever I visited Jerusalem, I always entered the al-Aqsa Mosque, beside which stood a small mosque which the Franks had converted into a church.… [T]he Templars, … who were my friends, would evacuate the little adjoining mosque so that I could pray in it." - Usamah ibn Munqidh, Muslim historian, Jerusalem, circa 1138 The second passage does not support the first passage because the second passage...
  • (A) shows that an influx of manpower from Europe was not critical for the survival of the Crusader states
  • (B) shows that Muslims vastly outnumbered Europeans in the Crusader states
  • (C) minimizes the importance of Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights in the administration of the Crusader states
  • (D) presents an incident in which a military order supported a Muslim traveler

Question 7

Inca and Aztec societies were similar in that both
  • (A) developed from Mayan civilization
  • (B) acquired empires by means of military conquest
  • (C) independently developed iron technology
  • (D) depended entirely on oral record keeping

Question 8

Which of the following factors represents the most significant cause of the growth of cities in Afro-Eurasia in the period 1000–1450
  • (A) Climate change
  • (B) Increased interregional trade
  • (C) Decreased agricultural productivity
  • (D) Increased invasions
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