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Eliminate Wrong Answers If you can eliminate ONE wrong answer, you will statistically ultimately GAIN points overall. If you can eliminate more than one….you gain even more points. You cannot gain ANY points unless you answer the question!
45 Seconds to answer each question! Guess and Go… Do not linger….once you have narrowed down your choices – pick the one you are most comfortable with and MOVE ON! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to answer a question later in the section that you are more confident about.
Fast, Efficient, but ACCURATE! You only earn points when you guess CORRECTLY! It is better to answer fewer questions accurately than more questions inaccurately.
4 out of 5 answers are wrong 1.Be sure you keep your focus ON THE QUESTION THEY ARE ASKING! 2.Beware of the DISTRACTOR (something that may be true or pratically true about the topic BUT A.There is something INCORRECT B.It doesn’t relate to the question NOT ALL ANSWERS ARE PLAUSIBLE!! SOME ARE JUST OUTRIGHT INCORRECT – DELIBERATELY! DON’T OVERANALYZE!!!
STEP 1 Read the question and put it in your own words. Also take note of “who”, “what”, “where” and “when”. Rephrase the question if necessary
Step 2 Answer it in your own words. Try to PREDICT possible correct responses. This will help you better focus on incorrect choices.
Step 3 Process of elimination (POE). Leave yourself with fewer choices to consider, reread the question, make your best guess and….MOVE ON!
1 Despite major differences, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism all show interest in A) strong priesthood. B) clearly organized church structures. C) absolute hostility to the worship of religious images and spirits of nature. D) life after death. E) polytheism.
2 Islam means A) “dedication to Allah.” B) “victory. C) “submission.” D) “peace.” E) “people of the book.”
3 During World War I, the Ottoman Empire A) vainly attempted to retain its neutrality in what the Turks perceived was a Christian conflict. B) long attached to German military advisors, joined Germany in the war effort. C) used the opportunity to reassert Turkish dominance over the Arab regions. D) launched assaults indifferently against the colonial possessions of Britain, France, andGermany. E) began a program of genocide in Greece, resulting in a massive migration of Greeks to Italy.
4 The sea warfare during World War I consisted largely of A) major surface battles between the fleets of Britain and Germany. B) a single major battle in which the German fleet destroyed the Russian navy. C) German submarine warfare. D) the British attempt to destroy the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. E) “non-battles” between the German and British naval forces.
5 Which of the following was NOT included in the final set of treaties that ended World War I? A) A League of Nations was formed, but the United States refused to join. B) Russia was rewarded for its service to the Allies by the grant of substantial territories in Poland and the Baltic republics. C) Germany was forced to accept blame for the war and to pay huge reparations to the victorious Allies. D) Austria-Hungary was divided up into a Germanic Austria as well as the independent states of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. E) Poland was created from eastern German territory.
6 The series of treaties that ended World War I was negotiated at A) Potsdam. B) Brest-Litovsk. C) London. D) Versailles. E) Berlin
7 The mid-1920s in western Europe could best be described as a period of A) war and destruction. B) stability and optimism. C) depression and unemployment. D) internal political unanimity. E) international tensions building between East and West.
8 The revolutionary political regimes were based on councils of workers, or A) glasnost. B) soviets. C) commissars. D) kulaks. E) politburos
9 In the eight months following the beginning of the Russian Revolution, what term could best be used to describe the revolutionary government? A) Liberal B) Anarchist C) Communist D) Conservative E) Reactionary
10 Who was the leader of the Russian government after the March Revolution? A) Joseph Stalin B) Bakunin C) Alexander Kerensky D) Nicholas Romanov E) Leon Trotsky
11 What group succeeded the initial revolutionary government of Russia? A) Bakunin’ anarchists B) Kerensky’s liberals C) Lenin’s Bolsheviks D) Molotov’s Mensheviks E) Trotsky’s conservatives
12 Which of the following was NOT part of Adolf Hitler’s political program? A) The need for unity and the hopeless division of parliamentary politics B) A return to more traditional ways C) Alliances with socialist parties in Germany D) A glorious foreign policy designed to undo the disgrace of Versailles E) Creation of a secret police known as the Gestapo
13 Which of the following resulted from Stalin’s agricultural policies? A) Peasants were presented with real market incentives for increased production. B) Kulaks were able to achieve control over most of the agricultural lands of Russia. C) Agricultural production remained a major weakness in the Soviet economy, demanding a higher percentage of the work force than was common under industrialization. D) Agricultural planning was non-existent, as small farmers continued to control most of Russian productivity. E) The Soviets had to import grain from their western neighbors and China.
Answer Key Practice Questions: (from a test bank) 1.D 2.C 3.B 4.C 5.B 6.D 7.B 8.B 9.A Student Questions: (from your classmates!) 10. C 11. C 12. C 13. C
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