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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JANUARY 2002

PART 1

Directions (l-50): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the
number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or
 answers the question.

1 The term “subsistence farmers” refers to people who grow

(1) enough food to feed an entire village
(2) food to sell in village markets
(3) just enough food to meet the needs of the immediate family
(4) a single cash crop

2 Which statement is a description of a market economy?

(1) Government planning agencies make some economic decisions and
private businesses make others.
(2) Individual decision making and supply and demand greatly influence
basic economic decisions.
(3) The national government controls all resources, labor supply, and means
of production.
(4) Customs, religions, and traditions determine most economic decisions.

3 The Neolithic Revolution was characterized by the

(1) change from nomadic herding to settled farming
(2) growth of iron tool-making technology
(3) migration of early peoples to the Americas
(4) decline of large empires

4 In which region did China’s earliest civilizations develop?

(1) Gobi Desert                      (3) Yellow River Valley
(2) Himalaya Mountains        (4) Tibetan Plateau

5 The phrase “from southern Spain, across northern Africa, occupying the Arabian
peninsula to Southeast Asia” once described the extent of the

(1) Aztec Empire        (3) Gupta Empire
(2) Pax Romana           (4) Muslim world

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