NYS Regents


Base your answer to question 15 on the map below and on your knowledge of
social studies.

15 Which area was most affected by the spread of both Islam and 
Buddhism in the period from 200 B.C. to A.D. 1450?

1 Indian subcontinent      3 Arabian peninsula
2 Japanese islands          4 coastal China

Base your answer to question 16 on the passage below and on your knowledge
of social studies.

"I was immediately handled and tossed up to see if I were sound, by some of the crew,
and I was now persuaded that I had gotten into a world of bad spirits, and that they were
going to kill me. Their complexions, too, differing so much from ours, their long hair, and the language they spoke ... united to confirm me in this belief...The closeness of the place and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us."

16 Which event is described in this passage?

1 the Aztec invasion of Mayan cities
2 the Ottoman invasion of Hungary
3 immigration from Europe to the New World
4 the transatlantic slave trade

17 Which statement supports the claim that diversify was an important
characteristic of the Mongol Empire (1200-1350)?

1 All people in the Mongol Empire were Hindu.
2 The Mongol Empire ruled peoples from China, Russia, eastern 
Europe, and India.
3 Genghis Khan organized a network of communication across the 
4 The Mongol Empire covered only central Asia.

18 Which event was an example of Asian reaction to European

1 Boxer Rebellion             3 Boer War
2 Glorious Revolution       4 Congress of Berlin

Base your answers to questions 19 and 20 on the passage below and on your
knowledge of social studies. 

"During the greater part of the day the guillotine had been kept busy at its ghastly work.
 . . . Every aristocrat was a traitor .... For two hundred years now the people had sweated,
and toiled, and starved to keep a lustful court in lavish extravagance; now the descendants
of those who had helped to make these courts brilliant had to hide for 
their lives."

19 Which event is referred to in this passage?

1 French Revolution
2 Sepoy Mutiny
3 Protestant Reformation
4 Mexican Revolution

<< Previous Page Next Page >>