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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JANUARY 2004

6 Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are similar in that they all ask their followers to

(1) believe in reincarnation
(2) strive for nirvana
(3) follow a code of behavior
(4) practice polytheism

7 Shintoism and animism share a belief in the importance of

(1) reincarnation
(2) spirits in nature
(3) holy books
(4) missionaries

8 In a comparison of the ancient cities of Athens and Sparta, Sparta
placed more emphasis on

(1) education
(2) military service
(3) family order
(4) human rights

9 One way in which the Twelve Tables and Justinianís Code were similar is that both provided

(1) a standardized system of laws
(2) a means of achieving social equality
(3) the freedom to pursue their own religion
(4) the right to a public education

10 After the western Roman Empire fell to Germanic invaders in the
5th century A.D., the eastern part of the empire eventually became
known as the

(1) Byzantine Empire
(2) Carthaginian Empire
(3) Islamic Empire
(4) Persian Empire


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