How well would you do in your History SAT?

If you’ve never taken the test then here is your chance to see just how well you would do in your History SAT? If you have, then lets see what you remember… [rapid_quiz question=”The Maya of Mesoamerica are best known for their achievements in:” answer=”Mathematics and astronomy” options=”Ship building and navigation|Mathematics and astronomy|Animal husbandry|Literature” notes=”No other American Indian group demonstrated such extraordinary achievements in mathematics and astronomy. The Maya developed a sophisticated mathematical system, chiefly used for their study of the stars and planets.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”The rapid colonization of Africa by the European powers after 1880 was motivated primarily by…” answer=”the demand for slaves to cultivate New World cotton and sugar” options=”the demand for slaves to cultivate New World cotton and sugar|the demand for slaves to cultivate New World cotton and sugar|the need to tap the hydroelectric potential of the African rivers|heightened interest by Europeans in tourism and big-game hunting” notes=”You need to remember why Europeans chose to colonize Africa at this particular time. In the late 1880’s European countries became more nationalistic and more economically competitive. European leaders laid down the ground rules for ”carving up” Africa at the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885; Europeans then established political and economic control over most of the African continent. Note that the question asks for the primary reason. So, while it is true that Europeans became more interested in big game hunting, this was a minor motivation for African colonization in comparison).”]   [rapid_quiz question=”The Silk Routes were important in ancient times because they…” answer=”facilitated the exchange of goods and ideas between China and the Roman Empire” options=”facilitated the exchange of goods and ideas between China and the Roman Empire|allowed gold and silver mined in China to be traded for European furs and wool cloth|provided trade links between the people of Siberia and the people living on islands in the Bering Sea|provided a conduit for trade in silk, porcelain, and costly gems between China and Japan” notes=”The Silk Routes (also known as the Silk Roads) were a series of overland trade routes stretching from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and the northern shores of the Black Sea, through central Asia, to China. There is evidence of long-distance travel and trade along the Silk Routes from as early as the second century B.C.E., but their prominence in the history of Eurasia increased in the first two centuries of the common era, when both the western and the eastern terminus were under politically stable imperial rule (by the Roman Empire and Han dynasty China, respectively). In this period, the Silk Routes became an important conduit for the exchange of both trade goods (such as silk and spices from East and southeast Asia, glassware from the Roman Empire, and horses from Central Asia) and ideas (such as the spread of Buddhism from Central Asia to China, and of Nestorian Christianity from the Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia).”]   [rapid_quiz question=”In early modern Europe, governments sought to increase national wealth and maintain a favorable balance of trade through government intervention by advocating…” answer=”Mercantilism” options=”Liberalism|Capitalism|Utilitarianism|Mercantilism” notes=”Mercantilism was the dominant economic philosophy in Europe between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and most European countries adopted economic policies that could be described as mercantilist during this period. Mercantilists argued that the total amount of wealth circulating in the world economy is constant and that a country’s economic strength is directly proportional to the amount of precious metals controlled by its government and its merchants. Consequently, mercantilists argued that a country’s trade policies ought to be crafted in such a way as to always maintain a positive or “favorable” balance of precious metal flows. In other words, to ensure that the amount of gold and silver entering the economy as foreign payments for exports was always greater than the amount of gold and silver leaving the economy as domestic payments for imports.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”When the Portuguese sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean in the late fifteenth century, they found…” answer=”a network of long distance trade routes dominated by Muslim merchants.” options=”numerous ports under the control of merchants from Genoa.|colonial domination of ports and sea lanes by the navy of the Ottoman Empire.| a region defended and patrolled by fleets of the Chinese navy.|a network of long distance trade routes dominated by Muslim merchants.” notes=”Trade was flourishing in the Indian Ocean in the late fifteenth century. Muslim traders had controlled the rich spice trade of the region for centuries, having established a network of long-distance trade routes.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”Which of the following best describes the pattern of immigration into Britain’s North American colonies during the years 1620 to 1770?” answer=”Which of the following best describes the pattern of immigration into Britain’s North American colonies during the years 1620 to 1770?” options=”Which of the following best describes the pattern of immigration into Britain’s North American colonies during the years 1620 to 1770?|Chiefly of English origin during the whole period|Predominantly from southern and eastern Europe, especially after 1700|Predominantly from Asia, Africa and Spanish America especially after 1650″ notes=”Between 1620 and 1700, immigrants to Britain’s North American colonies came overwhelmingly from England; it has been estimated that the ancestry of the British North American colonial population was 80 percent English and Welsh in 1700. Between 1700 and 1770, however, this changed as the population became far more diverse. In the eighteenth century, non-English peoples such as Africans, Germans, Scots, Scots-Irish, Irish and Dutch came to the British North American colonies in large numbers, as a whole exceeding the number of English immigrants. In other words, immigrants to British North America in the seventeenth century were mostly English, while immigrants in the eighteenth century were mostly non-English.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”Which of the following was true of Black soldiers in the United States Army during the First World War?” answer=”Black soldiers served in segregated units often commanded by White officers.” options=”Black soldiers and White soldiers served in fully integrated units.|Black soldiers served in segregated units often commanded by White officers.|Black Americans were drafted into the armed forces but were not allowed to enlist.|Black Americans were not allowed in the armed forces, but were encouraged to take factory jobs in war industries.” notes=”Virtually all Black soldiers in the United States Army during the First World War served in segregated units, but they were often commanded by White officers. Black Americans were allowed to enlist in the armed forces, but Black and White soldiers did not serve in fully integrated units until after the Second World War. Many (but not all) Black units were kept out of combat, but this was due to racist assumptions about their inability to fight, and not to fears that they were influenced by some Black leaders’ opposition to the war. In fact, one Black unit, New York’s 369th Regiment, saw combat in the trenches longer than any other United States unit.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”Which of the following statements about social trends in the United States between 1945 and 1970 is INCORRECT?” answer=”By the end of the period, a lower proportion of women were working outside the home than at the beginning.” options=”There was an overall increase in college enrollment.|The proportion of blue-collar jobs in the economy decreased.|There was an exodus of population from the cities to the suburbs.|By the end of the period, a lower proportion of women were working outside the home than at the beginning.” notes=”After the dramatic increase of women in the workforce during the Second World War, there were large-scale layoffs of women. Even so, women soon returned to work outside the home in large numbers, and the proportion of women in the labor force continued to grow from that time forward. So the key is not an accurate statement of a social trend between 1945 and 1970. All of the other statements are accurate descriptions of social trends during the time between 1945 and 1970.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”In the Declaration of Independence, the theory of government used to justify the break with Britain was derived most directly from the ideas of:” answer=”Locke” options=”Locke|Montesquieu|Hobbes|Voltaire” notes=”John Locke’s arguments that the legitimacy of government depends on the consent of the governed, that political authority is based on social contract, and that people have natural rights to life, liberty, and property were fundamental to the Declaration of Independence. Hobbes and Rousseau were important contributors to the development of contract theory and it was Montesquieu who put forward the idea of separation of powers later applied in the Constitution, but Locke’s ideas were by far the most direct source for the Declaration’s justification of the break with Britain. The Enlightenment philosophy of Voltaire did not directly contribute to the theory of government applied in the Declaration.”]   [rapid_quiz question=”Differences between which two religions contributed to violent conflicts in India during and after the struggle for independence in 1947?” answer=”Hinduism and Islam” options=”Hinduism and Buddhism|Islam and Christianity|Hinduism and Islam|Islam and Buddhism” notes=”By the end of the Second World War, British India had a large Muslim minority (in addition to the Hindu majority and smaller Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian minorities), representing between a quarter and third of the population. The Muslim population was largest in the wide band of territory across northern India, and Muslims were the majority in the important provinces of Punjab, Sindh and East Bengal. Although the Indian National Congress of Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru strongly opposed sectarian divisions within the independence movement, many Indian Muslims felt that Indian National Congress was dominated by Hindu political interests and that, should India remain unified after the British withdrawal, it would inevitably become a Hindu state. As a result of these fears, the Muslim League of Muhammad Ali Jinnah began supporting the “Two Nation Theory” and the idea of creating a separate state of Pakistan. During the hastily conceived and executed British withdrawal from India in 1947, the two-state solution became a reality and the former British India was partitioned into a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim- majority Pakistan (which at the time included both present-day Pakistan and present-day Bangladesh). The partition was accompanied by widespread violence and population displacement, and unresolved issues from the partition have continued to plague Indo-Pakistani relations since 1947, especially regarding the status of Kashmir.”]





All questions taken from SAT Collegeboard World History & U.S. History practice Questions

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