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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JANUARY 2003

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 Studying oral histories, archaeological evidence, and cultural histories are methods most often used by

(1) economists               (3) philosophers
(2) anthropologists         (4) political scientists


2 When studying ancient civilizations, a geographer would be most interested in looking at


(1) language as a form of expression
(2) family structure
(3) climatic influences on food production
(4) standards for leadership

3 Most traditional societies are

(1) closely linked to the natural environment
(2) located near large urban areas
(3) organized around complex economic systems
(4) dependent on manufacturing

4 One way in which the Huang He, the Indus, and the Nile civilizations were similar is that they each

(1) flourished by trading salt and gold
(2) developed monotheistic religions
(3) suffered repeated invasions
(4) originated in river valleys

5 The Code of Hammurabi and the Twelve Tables were designed to

(1) create a stable society
(2) promote peaceful relations with other cultures
(3) provide a framework for the development of democracy
(4) emphasize the importance of life after death

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