6 The QuestionWhich statement can best be supported by the information shown on this map? (1) By 260 B.C., the Mauryan Empire extended north into Central China. (2) The Mauryan Empire controlled more of the Indian subcontinent than the Gupta Empire did. (3) Most of the Gupta Empire was located on the Deccan Plateau. (4) The economies of India’s early empires were based on trade.
7 The Answer(2) The Mauryan Empire controlled more of the Indian subcontinent than the Gupta Empire did.
9 The QuestionWhich slogan best reflects the point of view of Cecil Rhodes as shown in this cartoon? (1) “Imperialism is a Glorious Pursuit.” (2) “Embrace African Diversity.” (3) “Unite All Africans.” (4) “Connecting Constantinople to Cairo.”
10 The Answer(1) “Imperialism is a Glorious Pursuit.”
12 The QuestionThe countries shown in dark gray on this map can best be described as (1) Triple Alliance members before World War I (2) European countries formed immediately after World War I (3) Axis powers during World War II (4) Common Market members after World War II
13 The Answer(2) European countries formed immediately after World War I
18 The QuestionIn 2050, which concern will the Chinese government have to address as a result of the shift in the makeup of its population? (1) military defense spending (2) production of consumer goods (3) needs of an aging population (4) education of young people
21 The QuestionThis diagram shows the Incas had a farming system that (1) provided crops for the entire society (2) left much of the land unfarmed (3) set aside fifty percent of the crops for those who farmed the fields (4) grew crops only for priests and government officials
22 The Answer(1) provided crops for the entire society
24 The QuestionWhat was a basic cause of the political changes shown on this map? (1) Russia and Japan formed an alliance. (2) Korea defeated Japan in the Sino-Japanese War. (3) The Japanese people wanted to spread the beliefs of Shinto. (4) Japan needed raw materials for industrialization.
25 The Answer(4) Japan needed raw materials for industrialization.
27 The QuestionWhich time period in German history is most accurately represented in this map? (1) between World War I and World War II (2) just after the Berlin Conference (3) immediately after the Congress of Vienna (4) during unification under Bismarck
28 The Answer(1) between World War I and World War II
30 The QuestionWhich conclusion based on the ecological cycle shown in this diagram is most valid? (1) Grain yields increase as the amount of land reclaimed increases. (2) The destruction of forests leads to soil erosion. (3) Grain production has no impact on the environment. (4) Natural disasters have little effect on grain production.
31 The Answer(2) The destruction of forests leads to soil erosion.
33 The QuestionWhat is the main idea of this Brazilian cartoon? (1) Relations between Latin America and the United States are mutually beneficial. (2) The United States wants to cut off political and economic relations with Latin America. (3) Latin American nations are self-sufficient and need not rely on the United States. (4) The United States wants to control its relationships with Latin America.
34 The Answer(4) The United States wants to control its relationships with Latin America.
36 The QuestionThe main idea of this 2002 cartoon is that East Timor is (1) experiencing massive floods that might destroy the nation (2) struggling with the arrival of large numbers of freedom-seeking refugees (3) facing several dangers that threaten its existence as a new nation (4) celebrating its success as an independent nation
37 The Answer(3) facing several dangers that threaten its existence as a new nation