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

6 The terms Brahma, dharma, and moksha are most closely associated with which religion?

(1) Judaism     (3) Hinduism
(2) Islam         (4) animism 

7 Constantinople became the center of the Byzantine Empire because

(1) the pope had made it the capital of the Christian world
(2) it was a religious center for Muslims
(3) its location made it the crossroads of Europe and Asia
(4) it was geographically isolated from surrounding empires

Base your answer to question 8 on the graph below and on your knowledge of social studies.

8 The principal cause of the trend in England shown in the graph was

(1) famine       (3) immigration
(2) disease      (4) a lower birthrate

Base your answers to questions 9 and 10 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

9 The purpose of the Great Wall was to

(1) protect the Chinese from the nomadic tribes of northern and central Asia
(2) supply food from the south to Khanbalik (Beijing)
(3) control the flood waters of the Huang He and the Chang Jiang rivers
(4) protect the port city of Guangzhou

10 Which statement is best supported by the information on this map?

(1) By 1300, the Mongol Empire had reached the Red Sea.
(2) The Mongol Empire controlled India and Japan by 1300.
(3) By 1300, most of Europe had been conquered by the Mongols.
(4) The Mongol Empire controlled a large portion of Asia by 1300.

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